Managing Fatigue

We refer you to the following approaches to treat cancer related fatigue based on NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology:

  • Exercise. Studies show that cancer patients who exercise are less tired and depressed and sleep better than patients who don’t exercise.
  • Nutrition counseling- Advices of Nutrition Counselors recommended by patients doctors will help getting food with enough calories, protein, fluids  and all nutrients needed by the patients to provide energy and prevent fatigue..
  • Psychosocial measures- Patients should be able to handle emotional distress. Attendance to Counseling seminars, sessions, trainings will help the patient  manage stress.
  • Rest- It is important to conserve energy and undertake only the most important activities at the times when you have the most energy. Keep a log of the periods when you are most and least tired.
Everyone needs a good rest

Everyone needs a good rest

  • Distraction – Patients are recommended to focus on all activities of laughter and fun.   Some hospitals have implemented “Strength Through Laughter,”  humor therapy for people with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
  • Relaxation therapy – Practicing relaxation techniques, limiting caffeine to the morning, keeping naps short and having good sleep habits – such as going to bed and rising at the same times each day
  • Renewal through nature. Nature loving activities like walking or sitting near a lake or beach, watching and listening to hymning birds or  gardening works  could decrease pressure and make a patient relaxed.
  • Medications. Patients may request their doctors if antidepressants for depression or erythropoietin for anemia may be helpful in combating fatigue. Stimulants, such as methylphenidate hydrochloride (Ritalin), are being tested in clinical studies for use in relieving fatigue in patients with cancer, but evidence is inconclusive as to whether they work.
Fatigue can be treated by medications

Fatigue can be treated by medications

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Fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fatigue can be reduced by getting over old practices and diverting to the following:

  • Change your daily routine. Do your activities in your most effective and energetic hours.
  • Develop better sleep habits. Sleep in the most comfortable place where you sleep soundly.
Poor Sleeping habits develop health risks

Poor Sleeping habits develop health risks

  • Avoid things which make you wake at the wrong time. Sleep when tired.  Take a short nap during day time
  • Include exercise in your daily activities.Exercise can naturally boost energy. Moderate or light exercise is ideal. It can help invigorate the body and mind. Be sure to not exercise too much or too hard, as it may add to tiredness. Yoga is a great exercise to improve the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. The use of meditation while gently stretching the muscles can be very relaxing and rewarding.
  • Have a healthy diet.By eating certain foods that are rich  in vitamins and nutrients like fruits and vegetables, it can help energy levels. Take vitamins b12 and b complex  Don’t eat too much. Trace minerals and concentrated mineral drops. Bee pollen. Considered by many to be the “perfect food,” as it has a unique balance of beneficial enzymes, protein, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, bee pollen is another excellent option for those who struggle with chronic fatigue Liposomal vitamin C. Vitamin C is another powerful energizing nutrient with amazing potential to eradicate chronic fatigue systems. Iodine. A continuous onslaught of ionizing radiation and fluoride chemicals, combined with a lack of iodine-rich foods in the diet, has left many modern people grossly deficient in necessary iodine
Vitamin C

Vitamin C

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Causes of Fatigue and Treatments

Exercise to avoid over fatigue

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Chronic Fatigue

A symptom of Chronic Fatigue

Fatigue can be a symptom of many illnesses, such as infections or psychological disorders. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition.  Effect of … [Continue reading]

Cancer Related Fatigue

The Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies

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Energy Boosters- Solution against Fatigue

Energy Food

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Dietary suggestions for fighting fatigue

A simple glass of water can protect you

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All about Fatigue

There is an illness caused by fatigue

Fatigue is a state when a person experiences  being overtired or overworked often, such instances of temporary fatigue usually have identifiable causes  and a related  remedy.  Recurring or chronic fatigue, on the other hand, lasts longer and is more … [Continue reading]

Combat Fatigue

  Fatigue is a pretty common problem that is experienced by people once they hit middle age. It is something that everyone can experience. However, fatigue is something that any person can also fight. Here are the sure fire ways to combat … [Continue reading]

Fatigue – when to see a doctor Though fatigue is commonly associated with factors such as lack of sleep, anxiety, stress and poor nutrition, all of which can be overcome by proper management techniques, you should know when your fatigue tells it’s time for you to … [Continue reading]