CVS has been recognised for over 100 years, but we still know very little about the cause of the problem and there is still no recognised treatment.
CVS is characterised by recurrent, prolonged attacks of severe vomiting, nausea and lethargy, with no apparent cause. Vomiting persists at frequent intervals, 5-6 times per hour at the peak, for periods ranging from hours to 10 days or more. It most commonly lasts for between 1 and 4 days. The episodes are self-limiting and tend to be similar to each other in symptoms and duration. The sufferer is generally in good health between episodes.
There is no diagnostic clinical or laboratory tests for CVS itself, but when all specific conditions that could cause the symptoms have been eliminated by testing, doctors may classify the illness as Cyclical Vomiting ‘Syndrome’. This means that people with CVS may show a range of symptoms, one goal of the CVSA is to help develop better diagnostic criteria, so that sufferers are diagnosed more quickly and accurately than has been the case previously.
This torrent contains the entire contents of the DVD that the charity sent out recently. The DVD includes interviews with medical advisors discussing diagnosis and treatment of CVS and a documentary on experiences of CVS sufferers as well as information on our Family Days.
CVS has orginisations located all over the world. To find a orginisation near you, visit the contact page
The DVDs were distributed at £5 to £6. Please donate to the CvSA UK in order to recover the costs. You can find out more about the ways you can support the charity here and here.
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