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How can I increase my appetite when dealing with chemotherapy and nausea?

How can I increase my appetite when dealing with chemotherapy and nausea?

Stay hydrated,: Light exercise, chew gum, avoid people that are sick, wash hands frequently, don't touch face, rx can help too. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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How can I help my mother deal with nausea from chemotherapy?

How can I help my mother deal with nausea from chemotherapy?

Encourage meds!: Nausea is horrible! thanks for helping your mother. Hopefully her doctor gave her several medicines to try. Make sure she tries them all. If she can't keep them down, ask her doctor for suppositories. If the medicines don't work, ask her doctor for others, and encourage your mom to take them even when she feels better. We have such good meds now that no one should have nausea from chemo! ...Read more

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How can I deal with the dizziness and nausea that occurs after hemodialysis?

How can I deal with the dizziness and nausea that occurs after hemodialysis?

Less fluid removal: When you develop dizziness and nausea after a dialysis treatment, that usually indicates that too much fluid was removed during the treatment. You may want to speak to your doctor about increasing your target weight so less fluid is removed during the treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with hunger pains and still keep my metabolism high?

Eat and exercise.: Being hungry interferes w/ fat loss and can reduce muscle mass. Muscles use more calories when toned. More muscle uses more calories also. Eat a low glycemic load diet, 3 meals and 2 snacks/day, drink 1/2 ounce of water for each pound of body weight. Do aerobic interval training 40 minutes twice a week and do resistance workouts 2x/week. This will keep metabolism high. ...Read more

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My boyfriend, son and I have burning in our stomach with throwing up and loss of appetite Can you tell me what this could be?

Viral gastritis: Sounds like you three are sharing an infection. Often these are viral, and short-lived. It is normal not to have an appetite when you are vomiting, so no need to force food down, since it'll just come back up again. The burning is from the stomach acid irritating the stomach lining. Avoid cow milk, and try to stay hydrated with water or electrolyte/sport drinks. Try some broth. Start back slowly. ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite. Haven't had appetite in a long time due to ibs. What can I do?

How can I increase my appetite. Haven't had appetite in a long time due to ibs. What can I do?

Please see below: Sometime stress in ibs causes high gastric acid and appetite will be low. If you think this is the case, you might want to try Prilosec otc early morning for a month. If you don't feel any better, you want to see a physician. ...Read more

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Nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort(bloating, gas) combined with lot of stress for deadlines; what can I do to make me feel better?

Nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort(bloating, gas) combined with lot of stress for deadlines; what can I do to make me feel better?

Reduce stress: A lot of your digestion issues could be a stress response... Reccomend looking for ways to reduce stress like exercise, time with family, participation in charity/ faith, etc. ...Read more

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I also forgot to mention I have been having nausea along with the stomach aches and headache and loss of appetite for a while what do I have.?

I also forgot to mention I have been having nausea along with the stomach aches and headache and loss of appetite for a while what do I have.?

R/O IBS With GERD: GERD symptoms with IBS nausea/reflux/abdominal pain /bloating. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole) , if symptoms persist baseline EGD.. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach. ...Read more

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I've been taking Buspar for about 2 months. I take 10mg twice a day. I can deal with the dizziness and even the weight gain, but I'm really struggling with the extreme tiredness. I love how it has helped my anxiety. Is there something I can do with my cur

I've been taking Buspar for about 2 months. I take 10mg twice a day. I can deal with the dizziness and even the weight gain, but I'm really struggling with the extreme tiredness. I love how it has helped my anxiety. Is there something I can do with my cur

Speak to your doctor: You may still benefit from the drug by just cutting back on the daily dose but should speak to your doctor to discuss the feasibility of that recommendation given that it is helping you clinically. ...Read more

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Does brachytherapy cause nausea and fatigue? Several family members have had severe nausea and fatigue from external radiation. I’m scheduled to have brachytherapy next week, and i want to know if it will cause the same side effects?

Does brachytherapy cause nausea and fatigue? Several family members have had severe nausea and fatigue from external radiation. I’m scheduled to have brachytherapy next week, and i want to know if it will cause the same side effects?

Brachyherapy : Brachyherapy for the prostate causes very little fatigue however the medications associated with the treatment can cause some fatigue the majority of patients continue to work and do all normal activities several days after treatment. ...Read more

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How do i deal with neausea and lack of appetite in early pregnancy?

Be patient.: Give yourself time. This will resolve your issues sooner than you think. There are medications you can try in the meantime. ...Read more

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Last week i struggled with pressure in my head, know im struggling with constipation. Im losing a lot of weight and a loss of appetite. What can it be?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I stop being upset with the small things?

How can I stop being upset with the small things?

Look at the bigger: Picture. Recently, when i get irritated over little things, i think about the people in oklahoma who lost everything in tornadoes. It makes me feel grateful for what i have. At that point the little stuff just doesn't seem to matter so much. Take care. ...Read more

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If I were to make myself laugh after vomiting will that improve my mood and help with my fear from the vomiting?

If I were to make myself laugh after vomiting will that improve my mood and help with my fear from the vomiting?

1st why RU vomiting?: The vomiting reflex is controlled by two units in the brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from the GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Thus, vomiting apparatus responds to a variety of GI & brain inputs. See doc. ...Read more

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Can anxiety depression cause loss of appetite and sleeping problems currently i have no appetite and sleeping can i eat meals evan i am not hangry ?

Can anxiety depression cause loss of appetite and sleeping problems currently i have no appetite and sleeping  can i eat meals evan i am not hangry ?

Anxiety/Depression: These are symptoms usually associated with depression, with a component of anxiety. Talk with your family doctor first to make sure there's no underlying medical condition, and then get a psychiatric consultation to determine if medication is needed to treat your symptoms. You might be able to eat even if not hungry, but this is not the issue. Depression is. ...Read more

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I had the flu 3 weeks ago, I do not have all my strength back as well as my appetite. Mentally in depress with racing thoughts. Please help!

I had the flu 3 weeks ago, I do not have all my strength back as well as my appetite. Mentally in  depress with racing thoughts. Please help!

Flu: The flu can really knock you people out. And it sometimes takes 2-3 weeks for people to fully feel like they have their energy back. The fevers and muscle aches should have stopped, however. It is not normal to have depression and racing thoughts after the flu - so make sure you check in with your doctor and let them know what is going on! best of luck to you. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more