Malnutrition Cachexia

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Cancer is definitely a powerful disease, and yes it uses a potent treatment regimen to manage and hopefully eradicate the malignant cells. However, cancer treatment itself is extremely damaging towards the body, and yes it can make a person very weak. Thus, it's important for cancer patients to address the malnutrition that usually comes as a consequence of treatment as a way to stay strong.

Malnutrition Cachexia

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When you consume, you take in the vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, as well as other products that your body needs for fuel. This supports your defense mechanisms and also overall health, which enables you to fight the cancer. Frustratingly, though, just as someone needs this strength one of the most, the cancer and subsequent treatment can cause that you develop anorexia or cachexia.

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One of probably the most frequent the signs of cancer is anorexia, or even the complete loss of appetite. This can occur because body loses its ability smell or taste as a result of cancer treatment, or it can happen as tumors grow and place pressure on digestive organs. Cachexia, however, is a wasting disease characterized by loss of weight. Normally, the body will be able to accommodate starvation or anorexia by reducing its metabolism. However, with cachexia, the metabolism is not able to adjust, which forces the body to use a unique fat and muscle. Cachexia usually occurs with lung and digestive cancers.

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Frustratingly, both anorexia and cachexia can lead to malnutrition as your body don't gets the nutrients who's should withstand cancer and cancer treatment. Malnutrition can make you more susceptible to infections, and the treatment itself can become too risky for one's body. You may also feel fatigued and weak, which decreases your ability to fight your cancer.

To help alleviate problems with malnutrition, many cancer doctors also include nutritional counseling and therapy. This can coach you on getting the most nutrients out of the food that you are able to eat.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may need additional support in managing and recovering from along side it connection between devastating disease, including cachexia and anorexia. To learn more about mesothelioma, please visit the Mesothelioma Resource Center today.

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