Chemotherapy side effects


What is Chemotherapy? 

Chemotherapy is a form of cancer treatment which uses powerful anti-cancer drugs as a way to try and kill the aggressive cancer cells which are multiplying at an exponentially high rate within a person’s body. As a result of the powerful and often extensive Chemotherapy treatment, there are occasionally detrimental side effects, both in the short-term and long-term.

There are a number of difficulties and problems that arise through Chemotherapy side effects. These include:

  • Inability to attend school resulting in dropout or uncompleted degree/certificate

  • Difficulty or inability to work as a result of side effects, or pain from chemotherapy

  • Inability to have social life or socialize as a result of significant and detrimental side effects of chemodrugs

Common symptoms and side effects of Chemotherapy (Not an exclusive list):

  • Anxiety

  • Appetite loss

  • Chemo brain (Cognitive fog, memory loss)

  • Concentration issues

  • Depression

  • Diarrhea

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Hair loss

  • Heart problems

  • Infertility

  • Kidney damage or failure

  • Lung damage

  • Memory Loss

  • Nausea

  • Pain

  • Second cancer

  • Vomiting

Side effects of Chemotherapy can be severe and it is crucial that the individual gets the treatment available to them so to reduce the pain or other severe side effects.

Examples of who can benefit from our treatments:

  • Executive who is dealing with symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety and cognitive difficulties

  • Construction worker unable to work as a result of flaring symptoms

  • Student no longer able to attend school due to depression and anxiety as well as memory loss

  • Woman unable to take care of her child due to limitations in mobility as a result of symptoms

  • Athlete unable to play anymore due to ailing symptoms

How we can help?

Fortunately, there are solutions and treatments for handling the side effects of Chemotherapy. The most common of these treatments is through Functional Medicine, which will help balance the nutrition and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Both Biofeedback and Microcurrent Therapy can help with neuropathic pain caused by chemotherapy drugs.  Neurofeedback can help with emotional/psychological difficulties as well significantly reduce cognitive difficulties such as memory loss or concentration problems.  Finally, when a person has cancer, it can be very traumatizing to that person or to the family. Our experts can help process these emotions through Psychotherapy, Family therapy and Individual Therapy.

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