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What is the best way to prevent chemo and radiotherapy induced fatigue?

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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise

In general, the best way to reduce the amount fatigue that occurs with chemotherapy or radiation (and maybe prevent it) is to stay active.

In brief: Exercise

In general, the best way to reduce the amount fatigue that occurs with chemotherapy or radiation (and maybe prevent it) is to stay active.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Conserve energy

In addition to staying active, it's important to conserve your energy when possible.
Think of your energy as a bank. Your savings are lower when you are getting chemo and radiation, so you need to budget them! you can sit down while brushing your teeth, limit trips on the stairs, sit while cooking, etc. To save your energy for that walk at the end of the day.

In brief: Conserve energy

In addition to staying active, it's important to conserve your energy when possible.
Think of your energy as a bank. Your savings are lower when you are getting chemo and radiation, so you need to budget them! you can sit down while brushing your teeth, limit trips on the stairs, sit while cooking, etc. To save your energy for that walk at the end of the day.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Nutrition & Herbs!

Chemotherapy & radiation put a tremendous toll on our bodies.
Many supplements & herbs are proven to reduce toxicity & side effects of these while actually enhancing effectiveness! advice is best individualized with help from a qualified practitioner but this article gives a good overview: http://www.Nutrition-matters.Com/oncology_nutrition.Pdf also see beating cancer with nutrition by p.Quillin.

In brief: Nutrition & Herbs!

Chemotherapy & radiation put a tremendous toll on our bodies.
Many supplements & herbs are proven to reduce toxicity & side effects of these while actually enhancing effectiveness! advice is best individualized with help from a qualified practitioner but this article gives a good overview: http://www.Nutrition-matters.Com/oncology_nutrition.Pdf also see beating cancer with nutrition by p.Quillin.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Adding more here due to limited space above. A healthy diet rich in organic fruits & vegetables, many of them raw, is also helpful. Avoid sweets. While most supplements & herbs are safe during radiation & chemo, some may interfere with treatment, which is why it is wise to consult with a practitioner knowledgeable in these matters. See more info here: http://www.distance-healer.com/4.html
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