Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) in Denver, CO

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Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a problem that occurs most commonly in young children but can develop at any age. This malady presents as recurrent vomiting, or cycles of vomiting, with the possibility of periods between these “cycles” in which you are totally free of symptoms. During a vomiting episode, you can experience intense vomiting that might repeat anywhere between six and 20 times before ceasing. Cyclic vomiting syndrome in Denver, CO might be suffered by as great as 2% of school-aged children and could be challenging to diagnose due to the correlation of vomiting to many other gastrointestinal situations. The syndrome may be incorrectly identified as a stomach bug or food-borne illness. If you or your child are experiencing signs of CVS in, connect with Colorado Gastroenterology today.

A vomiting cycle is most often very like earlier episodes, that is to say, they present at a similar time of day, involve the same level of severity, have similar symptoms, and last for a similar duration. The majority individuals report having the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain (80%)
  • Diarrhea (36%)
  • Abnormal drowsiness or lethargy (91%)
  • Occasional fever (29%)
  • Paleness or pallor (87%)
  • Pain in the head (40%)

When the vomiting cycle has subsided, the person could be fatigued and wish to sleep. After sleeping, they can appear to be back to normal health and desire to eat and reinitiate typical activities.

It is often quite hard to pinpoint a singular root cause of a person's CVS. Vomiting is an extreme symptom of various GI illnesses, and CVS, in and of itself, can have many different factors that can contribute to its cause.

Cyclic vomiting syndrome might be brought on by individual behaviors, environmental factors, internal imbalances, emotional state, or internal changes. Distinct CVS episodes can be caused by things involving:

  • Illness - such as colds
  • Allergies or problems with the sinuses
  • Hot temperatures
  • Physical overtiredness
  • Emotional stress or excitement
  • Eating too much
  • Menstrual periods
  • Motion sickness
  • Eating certain foods -such as,alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, or cheese
  • Panic or anxiety attacks

If you suspect your suffering is instigated by any of the above or you need assistance identifying your triggers, get in touch with Colorado Gastroenterology.

Common treatment of CVS could include three main goals:

  1. Cessation of the vomiting attack: effort made to stop an episode after it has begun
  2. Rescue therapy: an effort to provide the patient with as much comfort as possible if the episode resists being stopped
  3. Preventative medicine: attempt to prevent future attacks

The treatment approach might differ among individuals and in different cases of CVS. We encourage you to discuss with your specialist to determine the best treatment possibilities for you or your child.

What are the complications of CVS?

When CVS is ignored, potential complications may include:

  • Damage to the esophagus, the primary food pipe connecting the mouth to the stomach
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Degradation of dental enamel from stomach acid entering the mouth via vomit

If your child or you have symptoms of CVS, it is imperative to seek care with our Denver, CO gastroenterologists as soon as you can.

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If you or your child has been burdened with upsetting gastrointestinal symptoms, such as the ones above, it is possible that CVS may be the culprit. The side-effects of cyclic vomiting syndrome might put your overall health at serious risk and urgent intervention might be required to attain your best health. If you are seeking personalized help and the latest in treatments for CVS in Denver, CO, our providers can help. Connect with Colorado Gastroenterology to arrange a consultation with one of our board-certified gastroenterologists.

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