It isn’t surprising that good nutrition for mesothelioma patients is a high priority, but the fact is that many aspects of this disease preclude patients from benefitting from mesothelioma nutritional therapy. Mesothelioma is a cancer. The nature of cancer is that it is often a factor that causes the weight loss. This is compounded by how treatments affect a patient’s appetite in addition to the risk of destroying healthy muscle and organ cells. These combine to defeat the goals of maintaining a healthy weight, elevating nutrition from nourishment to an additional treatment.
You’ll make many changes in your life whether you caring for yourself or you are caring for a family member with mesothelioma. Good nutrition is one of the more important ones. It is necessary to help rebuild cells destroyed both by the cancer itself and by the treatment. So it makes sense to be as well nourished before treatment begins as possible. Good nutrition as a preventive measure helps rebuild cells, prevent infection, and reduce side effects.
Nutrition for mesothelioma patients, like other cancers, means eating more protein, particularly eggs, cheese, and milk, more fat and more carbohydrates. Gravies and sauces are encouraged, not discouraged, as are snacks. Because fiber can be an irritant to side effects such as diarrhea or mouth sores, it may be better to reduce the amount of fiber in ones diet. So, while salad dressings are encouraged, salads may be discouraged, at least if they exacerbate problems.
If you are under treatment for mesothelioma you may be entitled to reimbursement and other damages, but you do need to act within the time limits set by the Statutes of Limitations. Please contact Brown | Kiely, LLP, the Mesothelioma Lawyers serving Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., the lawyers experienced in mesothelioma claims.