Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms as the end of life approaches.  Nausea is the feeling that you’re about to be sick (vomit).  Vomiting (being sick) can occur out of the blue without warning but often nausea comes first.  Sometimes vomiting can be very severe and persistent leading to exhaustion and dehydration.  These symptoms can be very distressing and cause a lot of misery at a time when you want to be calm and peaceful. Fortunately there are a number of things that can be done to help. Causes of nausea and vomiting Your doctors and nurses will try to find the cause of theRead More →

Hiccups are caused by spasm of the diaphragm, the muscle that divides the chest from the abdomen.  Occasional hiccups are not usually a problem to cope with but constant hiccups can go on for hours, even days and be very distressing. Constant hiccups lead to exhaustion and affect sleeping, speaking and eating. There are different types of medication that may help but often it is trial and error to find one that worksRead More →