Malnutrition In Cancer

New paperback informs patients and relatives Frankfurt, 19.09.2013 (dgh): % of patients have already lost in diagnosis depending on the type of cancer and stage 30 to 90 unwanted weight. German health assistance informed about causes and consequences, as well as ways of compensation. Causes of a reduced nutrient intake in cancer deficient nutrition (malnutrition) describes an illness-related weight loss as a result of an inadequate supply of micro – and macro-nutrients. Many cancer patients eat unbalanced and decrease sharply because they see loss of appetite (anorexia) and depression suffer, no longer to tolerate certain foods or decline and has changed the sense of taste and smell. To get operations and side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, damage to the mucous membrane with inflammation and difficulty swallowing.

The consequences of a nutrition of of lack of can be severe in any stage of cancer, the malnutrition is possible and in the Individual cases cannot be foreseen. She has demonstrably negative impact on the structure of the body and tissue, organ function, metabolism and the immune system. So favored the occurrence of complications a nutrient deficiency and impaired the compatibility and effectiveness of therapy, as well as the course of the disease. While more and more, patients may be affected by infections, poor wound healing, blood poisoning (sepsis) and reduced performance. In addition, it may be to extended stays in the hospital, impairments of prognosis and quality of life and increased mortality. The German health help on paperback free in the new clarifies the right micronutrients in cancer ‘ the Association of complementary oncology patients know how a malnutrition is why vitamins, minerals and trace elements lost, what are the risks that are connected and can adequately provide as they. In addition, special diet tips are for cancer patients.