Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the most turbulent times of one’s life. Your life goes upside-down and you involuntary start playing a role of a victim and dollops of uncalled pity and sympathy comes your way. However your courage and valor helps to fight against odds. But brutal cancer must have left you but it makes your body frail and weak. No amount of whining and complaining will make your situation better. You witness nausea, fatigue and hair loss and it steals away your identity and hits your self esteem. No need to fret as there are simple tips that help you get rid of the ill effects of cancer. Don’t expect magic overnight as patience and strong will power will help you to combat the side effects of cancer.
While chemotherapy kills the cancer cells, it damages the normal cells and this causes side effects. Most side effects are fleeting in nature and can be managed. Some of the common side effects of cancer are impaired immune system, fatigue, excessive bleeding, nerve pain, dry mouth, oral swelling, poor appetite, weight loss, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and hair loss.
How to triumphantly combat the aftereffects of cancer
It is advised to have a healthy diet along with regular exercise to preserve your energy levels.
Simple Tips to Cope with the Side- Effects Of Chemotherapy
Nausea is a feeling of unease and sickness. Ginger, be it any form of ( ginger tea, ginger candy or raw ginger) helps stop nausea. Ginger help calm and soothe your stomach and you don’t feel nauseous.
Many people wrestle with mouth sores. A baking soda rinse can help cleanse and relieve mouth sores. Gargle ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt and 8 ounces of water.
A strong and sturdy immune system keeps the adverse effects of chemo at bay. Probiotic provides the body good bacteria that supports immune health and prevents illness. Daily intake of probiotic supplements or eats foods like yogurt, kimchi and sauerkraut can assuage the side effects of chemo.
There is a flawed notion that resting fights fatigue. However, exercise reduces fatigue, but you need to spread your activities throughout the day with frequent breaks. Abstain from lying down immediately after eating. This will help you avoid nausea and vomiting. It is appropriate to use satin bed sheets as it prevents pulling and losing of hair.
Instead of eating three big meals eat small frequent meals. Drink 8-10 glasses of liquid daily to manage diarrhea.
These are some simple tips to cope with the side effects of chemotherapy. As every person’s body reacts uniquely to the treatment make sure you continuously consult your doctor to subside the dire consequences of chemotherapy.