Complications of Cyclic vomiting syndrome


About complications: Complications of Cyclic vomiting syndrome are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Cyclic vomiting syndrome. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Cyclic vomiting syndrome and complications of Cyclic vomiting syndrome is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Cyclic vomiting syndrome: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Cyclic vomiting syndrome includes:

Complications of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: The severe vomiting that defines CVS is a risk factor for several complications:

  • Dehydration. Vomiting causes the body to lose water quickly.

  • Electrolyte imbalance. Vomiting also causes the body to lose the important salts it needs to keep working properly.

  • Peptic esophagitis. The esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) becomes injured from the stomach acid that comes up with the vomit.

  • Hematemesis. The esophagus becomes irritated and bleeds, so blood mixes with the vomit.

  • Mallory-Weiss tear. The lower end of the esophagus may tear open or the stomach may bruise from vomiting or retching.

  • Tooth decay. The acid in the vomit can hurt the teeth by corroding the tooth enamel.

1. excerpt from Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: NIDDK

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