Cancer Diet: Feasting on the Four Food Groups-A Mesothelioma Patient ' s Guide to Nutrition

At some point during our childhood we have all been told to eat our vegetables. F orcing down tasteless green beans and brussels sprouts were supposed to make us taller and stronger. We ll, so it is for mesothelioma patients. Die t is frequently neglected topic of cancer patients, but to eat the right food food for power and energy is as important as the take the appropriate medicines.

Mesothelioma patients undergoing treatment must follow a special cancer diet devised by their nutritionists. Cance r diets involve eating the correct amounts of protein and calories as well as drinking the right amount of water to keep the ailing body replenished and energized. The bo dy need lots of food when it is undergoing chemotherapeutic and even if the patient takes certain medicines.

>Doctors and nutritionists may also recommend a special cancer diet because many mesothelioma patients tend to lose their appetites due to worry over their condition. Also, th ose who are undergoing treatment may choose not to eat because of the unpleasant side effects they may experience. Chemother apy, for example, and even some particular medications may cause an imbalance of nutrients that must be corrected in order to keep the body as strong as possible and to keep the patient from losing an excessive amount of weight. Other side effects of mesothelioma treatment include nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, a change in the sense of smell or taste, and/or constipation.

Bel ow are some of the important nutrients patients are encouraged to include in their mesothelioma diet:

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