Tips to keep your Immune system strong to fight from cancer

by Cancer Consult India Cancer Consult India

Chemotherapy is the treatment against cancerous cells, but on the other side, certain types of chemotherapy drugs make the immune system weak. That makes the person susceptible to other infectious diseases. That's why it is important to consult oncologists in Delhi, because this time the patient should take some measures to keep their immune system boosted during the chemotherapy.

Ask about protective drugs
You should ask your doctor about the protective drugs, which are necessary to boost the immune system during the infection. If your doctor finds out you are prone to infectious diseases then he might recommend some growth factors known as a colony-stimulating factor. They help by promoting the growth of blood cells and reduce the risks of infections. Do not take any medication without the prescription of your doctor, and consult with the cancer specialist in Delhi.

Get the flu shot every year
In cancer patients, the risk of having flu is high, so getting an annual shot for flu is required. Best Oncologist in Delhi NCR considers the shot before the two weeks of chemotherapy or between the cycles of chemotherapy.

Eat a nutritious diet
Diet is important to keep the body safe and healthy. But if you take poor nutrition, this can weaken your immune system. Chemotherapy affects the health of the body that why it is important to keep the diet healthy to meet the necessary needs of the body. If the Cancer treatment is affecting the digestive system of your body then you must consult with the nutritionist about your diet plan. You should thoroughly cook your vegetables and if taking meat then cook them properly.

Wash your hands regularly
Hands are the source for maximum infections, so keeping them clean is important. This can reduce the chances of becoming ill, especially;
  • Before and after eating 
  • Avoid touching your face. 
  • After using the washroom or anything in your surroundings can cause infectious diseases. 
  • Keep sanitizer in your pocket and maintain the full hygiene of your body.

Limit contact with people who are sick
Try to avoid spending time with those people who are ill. If someone in your home is sick, then do not share anything with them. Keep your personal belongings separated and cleaned. You should also avoid going to places that are crowed.

Avoid touching animal waste
If you have pets in your home, then do not take the responsibility to clean them. Avoid touching the waste material and even the soil. There are chances you may get infected, and somewhere you need to handle that, wear the gloves and wash your hands properly afterward. This way you can limit the contact and keep your body safe.

Report signs of infection immediately
Be aware regarding the signs of infection, just like as;

  • Chills
  • High-grade fiver 
  • Nausea, vomiting 
  • Cough 
  • Sore throat
  • Redness, itching, and pain in any body part. 
  • Any alterations in the mental status.

If you suspect anything, you should consult with your Cancer doctor in Delhi so that the condition can be recovered quickly.
Early treatment might help you recover more quickly and reduce your risk of complications.

Also Read: 5 Things Cancer Survivors Should Know About Their Mental Health

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