chemo

Hydrate before, during and after Chemo

Vomiting and diarrhoea are common side effects of cancer and treatment leading to dehydration. To function correctly, your body needs both water and electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium and chloride). Water helps to maintain body temperature, digest food and lubricate tissues and joints. Electrolytes help to retain fluid, and maintain good nerve and muscle function. On …

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Feeling tired and lack of energy

Covid-19, lockdown and life in general can make the fittest of us feel our batteries have gone flat especially the health care workers who must be exhausted. (big thank you to them) Cancer patients and survivors can suffer cancer fatigue, the feeling of tiredness and lack of energy during and after treatment. Fatigue can come on at any …

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Fatigue

During COVID-19 lockdown #iso people have been complaining of feeling so exhausted! Their lives changed, many worked from home and still are. Even though their lives slowed down they became pretty much stressed out. Energy levels were zapped!! Sometimes I wondered this might be the closest a normal healthy person might get to experiencing what …

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Managing Fatigue

Cancer fatigue is different from everyday tiredness. Suddenly you can feel like ‘you’ve been hit by a truck’. Everything can seem overwhelming, an effort, very frustrating and affect your moods.  Your work and social life, relationships and general day-to-day living become difficult. Resting does not always help. It is a good idea to set small, manageable goals and plan your …

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