- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased urination
- You’re experiencing sustained abdominal pain
- Your vomit contains blood
- You have a severe headache in addition to excessive vomiting, especially if you haven’t experienced a throbbing headache like this before
- You are showing signs of dehydration—which typically include thirst, dry mouth, infrequent and dark-colored urination, weakness, or dizziness/lightheadedness upon standing
What causes excessive vomiting in seniors?
Everyone will experience nausea at least once in their lives, as it can be caused by a wide variety of triggers or conditions, from motion sickness to the flu. Excessive vomiting in seniors, however, is more likely a sign of an underlying health concern caused by one of the following conditions:
Certain medications and chemotherapy may also lead to excessive vomiting. For seniors with extreme nausea, make sure to check with their primary care physician to report the symptoms and provide a list of medications.
If left untreated
If left untreated, excessive vomiting can severely impair the elderly and lead to dehydration. Dehydration can onset quickly in seniors and is a serious health risk for aging adults, resulting in a number of health issues like kidney failure, brain swelling, low blood volume, increased stress on the heart, seizures, and even coma and death if left untreated.
If your elderly loved one is experiencing excessive vomiting and showing signs of dehydration, you don’t have to deal with it alone; DispatchHealth is here to help. We can treat excessive vomiting, dehydration, the flu, and other relative conditions in seniors from the comfort of their own homes, helping them find the source of condition and treating it without a trip to the ER. DispatchHealth also prioritizes continuity of care with our service; our teams will send a detailed follow-up report to your elderly loved one’s primary care physician after our visit, as well as send any necessary prescriptions to their pharmacy.
If your elderly loved one needs treatment for excessive vomiting, turn to DispatchHealth. Contact us today to receive care.