Simple, Easy, Detox.  Body Cleanse Starter Kit

You TubeTwitterFacebook  
Home Ayurvedic Medicine Integrated Medicine Education Contents Articles Links Products Search Feedback Contact Forum Site map
It is currently Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:07 pm

All times are UTC + 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:05 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 14, 2006 9:09 am
Posts: 8059
Location: Kuala Lumpur


Chemotherapy and Your Immune System
By Lisa Baertlein | Medically reviewed by Kevin O. Hwang, MD, MPH
There are tests that can help you find out when your immune system is weak, and steps you can take to keep yourself healthy.


Chemotherapy drugs work by killing the rapidly proliferating cancer http://www.dreddyclinic.com/integrated_med/cancer.php cells that are making you sick. The downside is that they can also damage healthy white blood cells, which are normally the backbone of your immune system and are constantly replenished. A reduced white blood cell count, a common side effect of cancer treatment, leaves you susceptible to infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

If you are undergoing chemotherapy http://www.dreddyclinic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=30976, your blood work will probably show that your white cell count hits a low point, or nadir, between treatments. The cell count improves as the marrow in your bones rebuilds your immune system by producing new white cells, also known as leukocytes. Your immune system includes several types of white blood cells, including granulocytes and lymphocytes, whose job is to seek and destroy dangerous germs or cells that are damaged or abnormal because of an infection or mutation.

Neutrophils, a type of granulocyte, are the most common white cells in the blood; they help ward off the infections that are common to cancer patients. White cells also include B lymphocytes, or B cells, which produce antibodies and fight infection, and T lymphocytes, or T cells, which help regulate immune response and attack bacteria and other harmful invaders in the blood. Your doctor will probably be monitoring the number of all these cells in your blood during therapy. If your levels have not rebounded before you start your next round of treatment, he or she may give you a short break or prescribe drugs such as filgrastim (Neupogen) or the longer-lasting pegfilgrastim (Neulasta) to help your body make more white blood cells.

When your white cells are low, a small infection can quickly escalate into a serious health threat. You should alert your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms because they may be signs of an infection that requires immediate medical intervention:

A fever http://www.dreddyclinic.com/findinformation/ff/fever.php of 100.9°F (38.3°C) or above, or a temperature higher than 100.4°F (38°C) that lasts longer than one hour

-Sweating or chills
- Redness or swelling around a cut or wound, or around the entry point of an intravenous catheter or line
- A severe sore throat or cough
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Burning with urination
- Unusual vaginal discharge or itching

To protect yourself, especially when your cell counts are low, avoid crowds and contact with people who have colds, the flu, or more serious viruses, such as chicken pox. Do not get an immunization without consulting your doctor, and avoid people who have recently been vaccinated.

Finally, your skin is your first line of defense against infection and other illnesses. Here are some ways to support your skin's natural defenses:

- Bathe with warm water every day and pat, don't rub, your skin dry.
- Avoid anything that makes cuts in the skin — no matter how small. Consider switching from a razor to an electric shaver, and avoid cutting your cuticles.
- Wash your hands frequently. That means before eating, after using the bathroom, or after being in public places. Make sure to scrub your hands well with soap and warm water for 20 seconds — or about the time it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice.
- Wear gloves if you must change diapers or cat boxes or if you garden.
- Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and floss gently.

_________________


The Body Cleanse Starter Kit is the perfect way to take control of your health - especially if you're new to cleansing. Kit also includes powerful probiotics.

DrEddyClinic Live Blood Microscopy Analysis Dark field Course http://bit.ly/DarkfieldCourse
http://bit.ly/lba-online-course
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:08 am
Posts: 830
Related Topic:
- When Surgery Is the Best Cancer Treatment http://dreddyclinic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=30981
- Chemotherapy: A Cancer Treatment Standard http://www.dreddyclinic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=30976
- Radiation Therapy for Cancer Treatment http://dreddyclinic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=30982
- Chemotherapy 101 http://www.dreddyclinic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=30978
- Is a Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You? http://dreddyclinic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=30983

_________________




Paratrex® is a blend of all-natural ingredients formulated to eliminate toxic and harmful organisms in the body by creating an environment hostile to them.
Harmful Organism Cleanse Kit http://bit.ly/harmful-organism-cleanse-kit

Study Program in Kuala Lumpur: http://bit.ly/DrEddy-education
Recommend books http://bit.ly/dreddyclinic-books


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group