Chemotherapy may be your best option when it comes to fighting off cancer but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with its own side effects. Chemo can cause patients to experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, appetite loss, dry mouth, sore throat, loss of taste and smell, and fluctuation of weight. All of these side effects inhibit your ability to maintain a healthy diet. This is especially difficult because at this weakened state, your body needs all the nutrients it can get. Maintaining strength to fend off infection is key, and your diet is a big part of that.
We at Breast Cancer Car Donations have put together a guide containing tips on keeping a healthy diet during chemotherapy. Of course, if these tips and all else fails, consult with your physician or a dietician to review your diet plans. But these tips can be a start and are easy enough to follow. Anything that helps you eat healthy food and keep it down will make all the difference. Continue reading for more!