When fighting against cancer, most patients declare their appetite has decreased.
As a fact, cancer itself or its treatments affect the taste of food or your hunger.
However, if you don’t eat enough, you can lose weight, which is one of the most common side effects of cancer and its treatment, and the consequences can be harmful and delay or even hinder your recovery.
The malnutrition of the cancer patient is called cachexia, it is like an anorexia that would not be mental. It can weaken your immune system, affect wound healing and make you tired and uncomfortable.
For these reasons, it is important to be particularly vigilant about your dietary intake throughout your recovery journey.
Each patient being different, the food you will tolerate, or the impact of your treatment will probably differ from what you can read on the internet or what other patients would tell you.
Thanks to new technologies, new tools allow you to track your food intake, and to link them to your pain, reactions or bodily sensations.
That is what allows Feeleat, a completely free app dedicated to improving your vigilance and your medical follow-up at 2 levels.
- First, Feeleat allows you to notice which food you tolerate the most,
- Secondly, by sharing your dietary with your medical team, they will be able to identify your nutriments needs and eventually to prescribe food supplements if needed.
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