Motion Sickness Overview
Motion sickness (kinetosis) is the experience of unpleasant symptoms, predominantly nausea, during real or perceived motion. It is most commonly observed in boat travel (seasickness), although any type of travel or motion can induce motion sickness. Other examples of motion or travel sickness include car sickness and air sickness.
Motion sickness is considered to be a form of dizziness and can be induced in most normal individuals. It is not considered to be a specific disease state. Although motion sickness can be uncomfortable, it is typically not a sign of a serious problem unless prolonged vomiting leads to dehydration or electrolyte abnormalities.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2014
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