CANCER SIDE EFFECTS: ANEMIA
NATURAL ONLINE DOCTOR’S SUNDAY BLOG
If you suffer Anemia as a consequence of oncological cancer treatment, see how to relieve this side effect with natural medicine. While all of the following recommendations are scientifically validated in the Anglo-American sphere as a general rule, they cannot replace a strictly personalized advice based on your individual metabolism.
Our body’s blood circulation – in fact the transport system for nutrients and oxygen to support all cells in our body – besides platelets and plasma, consists of 2 types of blood cells: red (99%) and white (1%).
While the red blood cells carry oxygen through the body, giving the blood its red color, and remove carbon dioxide from the body, the 1% white blood cells are protecting our health by fighting bacteria and viruses responsible for infections, thus protecting us from illness and disease.
Conventional cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation is decreasing red blood cells for oxygen support, thus compromising your body’s self-healing power which alone can overcome cancer at all. We call that Anemia, known in medical history since 4000 years.
What are the potential causes and side effects of conventional cancer treatment becoming anemic?
- Chronic inflammation & anti-inflammatory drugs
- Hormonal imbalances
- Nutrient deficiencies in terms of
- minerals (especially iron, also in combination with manganese) and
- vitamins (especially B-9/Folate, B-12, and C)
- Drug use (with special reference to chemotherapy and radiation), that’s why conventional cancer treatment is especially responsible for anemia.
With fatigue being the no. 1 symptom, besides many others, like cognitive impairment due to iron deficiency, according to research at Pennsylvania State University. And scientifically validated by, inter alia, the Nemours Foundation in Jacksonville, Florida.
To counterbalance anemia, you may well refrain from chemical anemia drugs with lots of side effects, including the risk of thrombosis specifically for cancer patients. As scientifically validated at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.
Also, a dietary supplement ‘multi’ is not the best choice.
Instead, as a first step get a blood count to identify your deficiencies with respect to anemia, in terms of vitamins (especially B-12, B-9/Folate & C) and minerals (most important iron, in combination also with manganese) and the trace mineral selenium to re-balance your blood count again.
Then, go natural especially with fruits and vegetables supporting this natural process. Inter alia,
- Purple Grapes
- Whole Grains
- Beef liver
- Chicken liver
In case of iron specifically, these foods are an excellent source:
- Lean beef
- Seafood (oysters, shrimp, clams, tuna, etc.)
- Fruits (figs, dried apricots, prunes, raisins, etc.)
- Vegetables (spinach, greens, beans, avocados, broccoli, peas, lentils, )
Should you be interested in more natural options, and a personalized advice, with the appropriate individual dosages based on your individual metabolism, contact board certified doctor of natural medicine & naturopathic oncologist
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