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Does Aromatherapy Help With Nausea In Cancer Patients
"Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings -- from health spas to hospitals -- to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Several clinical studies suggest that when essential oils (particularly rose, lavender, and frankincense) were used by qualified midwives, pregnant women felt less anxiety and fear, had a stronger sense of well-being, and had less need for pain medications during delivery. Many women also report that peppermint oil relieves nausea and ...Read more
Medications: There are many medications that help with nausea and work in different ways. For chemotherapy-associated nausea some of the best medications are the 5ht3 antagonists such as ondansetron. Other types of nausea medications can be used alone or in combination with the 5ht3 drugs for optimal nausea control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does a stage 4 cancer (at home) patient do when he/she can not tolerate the vomiting/nausea as side effects from pain prescriptions? Suffer?
Is there a current pain Rx for a stage 2 pancreatic cancer patient without the vomiting/nausea/euphoria? Quite sensitive to opoid side effects.
THC: Thought I am not an advocate many patients respond positively to THC and avoid the draw backs of Opiods ...Read more
Yes: Both lavender oil and tea tree oil can stimulate growth of breast tissue in men and women. A study published in the new england journal of medicine (feb 1, 2007) showed that both oils have estrogen-like properties. In young boys, repeated skin exposure caused breast growth. In the lab, the oils increased growth of breast cancer cells. Use of these oils on the skin should be limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ginger root be taken safely to help nausea symptoms in a person who's liver is failing due to carcinoid cancer?
Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?
I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, i would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people have found this. For almost as long, the mainstream medical press -- not a hotbed of social radicals or fuzzy thinkers -- have felt that our cannabis policies are at best ill-informed. I am glad you are there for your friend with cancer. Obey the law. ...Read more
Dizzy spells.Joint pain.Hot/cold episodes. Bloating. Nausea. Fatigue. Weakness. Low blood count- thyroid meds no help. Drs baffled-no cancer.
Non-medical issues?: When doctors are baffled, many times it helps to use your own natural healing abilities...The mind body connections which require you to exercise, reduce stress(exercise, like daily walks can do wonders for you) eat healthy, get adequate rest and 7-8 hrs of sleep, take time off from work to reduce stress. This will strengthen your mind which controls how your body feels and functions. ...Read more
Ex stomach cancer patient, normal WBC, but severe pain and hardening of lower abdomen and upper legs for over a month (even if on pain meds) & nausea?
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