Going through Chemotherapy is challenging both for your mind and body. During the Chemotherapy sessions, there are a lot of difficulties, a patient goes through physically and mentally. Not only the negative thoughts, there are a lot of side effects of Chemotherapy as well , which makes your body weak and decreases your immunity. No matter if you are taking the session in a Chemotherapy Day Care Center or in a hospital string , taking a healthy diet is extremely important to boost your immunity and strength. Some of the best food recommended for patients undergoing Chemotherapy is listed below:
Carrots have a compound that makes Chemotherapy more effective by stopping a mechanism in the body that can interfere with the treatment of cancer. Carrots reduce the side effects of Chemotherapy by providing necessary nutrients to the body. All patients should include carrots in their regular diet while undergoing treatment.
Rice and Bananas
According to research, rice and bananas are known to control diarrhea in Chemotherapy patients. Apart from this, you can eat dry apples and cooked toasts as well.
Whole Grains For Constipation
Opposite to diarrhea, if you are suffering from constipation due to Chemotherapy, you must eat whole grains, dried fruits, peas and drink plenty of fluids to get rid of constipation. Due to treatment most of patients are at double the risk of suffering from constipation.
Take Small Meals
Loss of appetite is one of the major complaints from patients getting Chemotherapy which is the reason they are always advised to take small meals at short intervals. Taking high calorie food multiple times a day in lesser quantities will keep you healthy and maintain your weight, Since meals will be in small quantities, you will not feel full.
Ginger Candy Works Wonders
Ginger candies work wonders when it comes to treating nausea in Chemotherapy patients. Patients also complain of stomach upset frequently. Ginger candy helps overcome this to a major extent.
Custards are very soothing for Chemotherapy patients especially if the session has left you with mouth sores. Mouth sores makes it extremely difficult for the patients to swallow or eat anything and if you take custards,the sweet taste will lift your mood as well.
Onion and Garlic
Onion and Garlic are known to be the best diet for cancer patients as immunity boosters. Both are rich in antioxidants and are called cancer fighters.
Gravy For Dry Mouth
Chemotherapy patients often complain of dry mouth after the sessions so make sure to include a diet which is made in gravy so that it becomes easier for them to swallow as well as digest the food. Moistening the food with sauces, gravy or sometimes low fat milk will be very helpful and solve the purpose.
Why Choose NephroMed for Chemotherapy?
- NephroMed – speciality healthcare provides patient friendly environment for Cancer chemotherapy.
- The facility is NHIF accredited and provides affordable treatment.
- Chemotherapy is done under the guidance of oncologist and experienced nurses in a safe and secure environment.
- At NephroMed chemotherapy centre – we ensure that the price of medication charges to patients are within their range. We only use quality medication duly approved by the pharmacy and Poisons Board for Kenya and gets our medications sourced from authorized companies. We ensure that we only dispense the medication prescribed by the physician and do not change brands or medicines. The doctors are duly consulted for all such prescriptions.