Chemotherapy, as anyone who has experienced it or has known someone who has experienced it well knows, can bring upon its own host of side effects that can be difficult to deal with. One of the most important aspects of your life during a fight with cancer is maintaining a healthy diet. Your body needs as much nutrients as it can take to stay in tip-top shape in order to fight off the cancer. Chemotherapy can get in the way of this by causing symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea or constipation. It can also cause appetite loss, dry mouth, mouth sores and even change one’s sense of taste and smell which can make eating unpleasant. Lactose intolerance is another side effect along with potentially losing an extreme amount of weight or on the other end of the spectrum, even gaining a lot of weight.
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!