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How Can You Regain Appetite After Radiation Treatment
Patience, time: The effects of radiation therapy take time to resolve. Appetite is one that may take some time and may be slowed in recovery by other continuing medical problems and medicines. The cancer that caused the need for radiation may also cause loss of appetite as can depression and other medical illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more
What are the best foods to eat during radiation therapy? I have very little appetite since starting radiation therapy and even when I am hungry, most foods make me feel nauseated. Are there any foods i can eat without feeling sick?
Nausea and radiation: Radiation therapy is a local treatment with side effects related to the area treated. Nausea and loss of appetite are generalized symptoms. Nausea is uncommon with radiation except when the stomach is within the radiation field. Chemotherapuetic agents can cause nausea. Dehydration may also cause nausea.There are some guidelines regarding diet depending on site of radiation. Consult your rad onc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Months: It depends how much radiation was delivered to some extent, but this is often fairly standard dosing. You should expect hoarseness for 4-6 months in many cases and could be longer. Make sure you keep well hydrated to thin the mucus in your throat and larynx. Keep the humidity high in the home and bedroom. Give it time to heal. ...Read more
Can you tell me why after radiation treatment for an over active thyroid the meds still don't work well and can't be regulated?
Oral radiation: Hi charlotte. It is important to maintain excellent nutrition when receiving radiation therapy. Eating and drinking enough gives you more energy and helps you feel better. Foods with many calories and protein can help keep weight up. If your mouth is dry, avoid hard or dry food (eg, toast/crackers). If you have mouth sores, eat soft foods and avoid spicy or salty foods.Thanks for using healthtap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother had radiation treatment can his kids be around him and will the kid have any side affects after being around him ?
Radiation: I would talk to his doctor about your concerns. ...Read more
Dad had 1st radiation treatment this pm tomorrow we have an appt with his onco find when he will start chemo.is chemo best before or after radiation?
It varies with type: The type of Cancer(diagnosis) determines when to use radiotherapy. For some cancers it is better used simultaneously (called concurrent chemoradiotherapy). In others radiotherapy is used at the end of (completion 0f ) chemotherapy. Where is his primary tumor located??? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
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