The Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA) was established in 1993. From the date of formation, CVSA has developed from a couple of interested parents and professionals into a network of more than 40 medical advisors and volunteers serving in the USA and Canada with over 30 other countries all over the world. The main focus of the association is to work toward a cure, through the support of several promising research initiatives, and supporting its members by encouraging conversations and offering a lot of resources for education and support.
Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) is an unpleasant disorder of children and adults that was first described by Dr. S. Gee in 1882. The symptoms of this disease are iterative, protracted attacks of severe nausea, vomiting, prostration without any particular cause. Sometimes critical abdominal pain is shown. Vomiting occurs at frequent intervals for hours or days (generally 1-4). CVS starts at any age and can persist for months, years or decades. The symptoms may arise several times a month a year. This disorder is seen in female more than men. The person may be prone to motion sickness, and there may be genetic cause of migraine. It is highly possible for children to have migraine headaches during adolescence.
CVSA researches to find the treatment and precautions should be adopted by the suffers, their families and professional care providers by raising awareness and providing necessary education and also support the person affected by cyclic vomiting, abdominal migraine and related diseases while advocating for and funding research.
The visions of CVSA are: