A researcher in Western Australia, Dr. Carolyn McIntyre of Edith Cowan University, is beginning a study to determine if regular exercise can help improve the quality of life for mesothelioma sufferers. Exercise has already been shown to improve the lifestyles of those suffering from other cancers, so this study is a chance to prove if it helps those with mesothelioma as well.
It is well-known that exercise is good for your health, but the following are some of the other benefits of regular exercise and how it may help those with mesothelioma:
- Weight loss which can help lessen the suffering from shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Improved moods thanks to endorphin releases
- Euphoric experiences due to endorphin releases
- Improved agility and flexibility
- Decreased pain
During this 3-year study, Dr. McIntyre will be testing a 6-8 week exercise regime while she monitors patients’ overall health and its improvement or lack thereof.
Mesothelioma is a rare and terminal type of cancer that typically will affect the lining of the lungs, causing shortness of breath, pain, and difficulty breathing. It can also infect the linings of the heart, abdomen, or testicles. Currently, there is no cure for mesothelioma and patients are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Mesothelioma is caused by the exposure to and inhalation of asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a compound that has been used for centuries in commercial applications including roofing, insulation, and automotive clutches, among many others. It was discovered as early as the 1930s that asbestos may be harmful to those exposed to it, however, many employers chose not to protect their employees from it, leading to thousands of people contracting mesothelioma.
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