Too Sick to Just Be Morning Sickness

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
I have been way too sick lately for it to just be morning sickness. I drink water, I eat food, NOTHING stays down. Is this just a simple case of the flu or something more serious?!?! HELP.

ANSWER

That is definitely something you need to speak with your doctor about. It could be the flu, it could be morning sickness, but whatever it is it needs to be addressed by your doctor. If you cannot keep anything down you can become dehydrated quite quickly, which can be dangerous and you could be losing precious nutrients in addition so see your doctor immediately.

-- Kimberly, RD LD

Kimberly Tessmer

Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD LD has been a registered dietitian since 1992 and is also an Ohio licensed Dietitian. Her educational achievements include a Bachelor of Science in Technology (Dietetics) from Bowling State University in Bowling Green, OH. She currently owns and operates a consulting business called "Nutrition Focus" www.nutrifocus.net, in which she specializes and offers services in the areas of weight management, general nutrition, authoring, menu development and a variety of other services.

To date Kim has authored three books including "The Everything® Nutrition Book", "Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Celiac Disease", and "The Everything® Pregnancy Nutrition Book". In addition, Kim has written numerous articles for various health/nutrition web sites and magazines including Bally Total Fitness Magazine, Well and Healthy Women Magazine and Healthology.com, Inc as well as continuing education courses for www.care2learn.com. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the ADA Practice Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs.