cancer patient would like to look great during and after treatment. Unfortunately, chemotherapy is often
associated with losing a few pounds. Either
directly or indirectly, weight loss
is one of the undesirable side effects cancer patients complain about chemotherapy. The weight loss can be
caused by several factors: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite and dehydration. The weight can be
neglectable, and represent no health threat. A significant weight loss, however, may interfere with your
ability to tolerate the treatment.
If you are losing weight in
an acceptable way, a couple pounds in a week for instance, you have nothing to fear about. If you have
lost 5 or more pounds within a week, you need to talk to your dietitian (health care professional who focuses on proper food and nutrition) or your doctor about
your chemo weight loss problem.
What You Can Do?
To treat your cancer and
chemo-related weight loss, you may need to first its underlying cause; however, there are steps you can take to
help you maintain your normal weight:
well and consumeadequate
help you prevent or reverse weight loss
Eat even on
a regular time even when you don’t feel like to
Take fish oil supplement - Fish Oil
Counters Chemotherapy Weight Loss, Study
When to Call Your
Seek medical care
immediately if you experience: