Swinging is a rather mysterious thing. Since ancient times, people have wondered why this happens, what provokes the body, how can it be tempered against seasickness? And why do the same people feel great, say, on an airplane, but on a Ferris wheel they are swayed to the point of nausea? Why do many adapt after several trips to the sea, and some suffer all their lives? The latter, by the way, include Admiral Nelson, who by no means can be called a land rat. Even in modern medicine, you can find different answers to these questions and different versions of what is happening.
A conflict begins in the body due to conflicting incoming information from the inner ear and eyes. The vestibular apparatus is irritated, signals are sent to the brain that cause a strong release of histamine (the cause of nausea). Inertial forces cause a failure in the central nervous and cardiovascular systems. Simply put, our body cannot understand where these mechanical, regular and long-term vibrations in space come from. The eyes say that you are standing on a solid surface, and the natural balancer desperately screams otherwise. You look forward to a great cruise and a sea of pleasure, while the body “sees” around itself only chaos, to which it tries to adapt.
Another observation: women usually tolerate pitching worse than men, and at any age. This, of course, is not an axiom (tell Ellen MacArthur about this :), but the statistics are stable. Some chronic illnesses on board may become aggravated. Especially common: cholecystitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, inflammation of the rectum. Go through a medical examination before leaving if you are not sure of your health. And at the same time look at the dentist, a bad tooth can poison any trip.
Mild (so-called hidden) motion sickness manifests itself moderately: weakness, fatigue, dizziness and drowsiness, occasionally it can make you feel nauseous, but not much. Loss of appetite, food smells irritate. In general, women who suffered from a mild form of toxicosis during pregnancy will perfectly understand what we are talking about. These symptoms are experienced by many beginners who are in the sea for the first time for a long time. And the psychological attitude, although it is important, will not help much here – this is pure physiology. The good news is that on a standard itinerary charter you almost certainly won’t see real rocking, and thank goodness. A yacht sailing in good weather and even wind in coastal waters will not give you a hardcore feeling. The normal body of an average person adapts to new conditions on about the third day. Bad news: no one can predict in advance how much motion sickness you will have, even in such greenhouse conditions. There are people who do not tolerate a long ride by car or train, but at the same time feel great on a charter, in the fresh air. It also happens vice versa.
Pronounced seasickness declares itself more severely: increased salivation, nausea and vomiting, dehydration, sharp, painful pallor, trembling in the fingers, all kinds of problems with the intestines. And again, the good news: even severe attacks of this disease can pass without a trace after the initial adaptation. The group of people who are unable to overcome the challenges.
One of the keys to overcoming challenges is persistence. Many challenges are difficult and can require a lot of effort and time to overcome. However, with persistence, you can continue to work towards your goal and make progress, even in the face of setbacks and obstacles.
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Ultimately, overcoming challenges requires resilience, perseverance, and a willingness to keep moving forward. With the right mindset and support, you can overcome even the toughest challenges and emerge stronger and more resilient on the other side.