Pancreatic Cancer Alternative Medicine Options
Some alternative treatments for cancer are suitable for people with all forms of the disease. For example, thyroid cancer alternative medicine may include yoga and meditation, both of which are intended to keep the patient supple and mentally strong so that they stand a better chance of fighting their disease. Meditation and yoga can also help other cancer patients regardless of which organ or system of the body is involved. Then there are those alternative medicine treatments that are geared towards specific types of cancer. Here we will be talking about different pancreatic cancer alternative medicine options.
What To Eat
The pancreas is a digestive organ which produces the insulin that regulates blood sugar levels and digestive enzymes that help the body to metabolize fat. People with pancreatic cancer may not produce enough of these digestive enzymes, especially those who have had surgery as part of their treatment. That’s why weight loss is a symptom commonly associated with pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer alternative medicine involves consuming those foods that will build the body back up. The problem is that the body may be unable to digest many of the high fat foods that make one gain weight and the patient may not be producing enough insulin to regulate blood sugar. Therefore the patient must consult with a dietician until they find a diet plan that their body can tolerate. Some people find that a diet high in carbohydrates and protein works well, especially if they eat little and often. Other patients have difficulty eating solid foods at all so they opt to consume meal replacement drinks instead.
Herbs And Supplements
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Other pancreatic cancer alternative medicine practices people have found helpful include acupuncture, yoga, massage and relaxation techniques such as meditation. These practices do not necessarily cure pancreatic cancer but they do help the patient maintain a positive state of mind and this makes it easier to deal with unpleasant symptoms, cope with treatment side effects and fight against the disease.