Fighting cancer is always a trauma for the sufferer, and it takes a lot of mental and physical efforts on the end of the patient, adding to that trauma is the sickness of the chemotherapy drugs, like insomnia, loss of appetite and continuous nausea etc.
Hair fall is one of the suffering too.
These drugs show hair loss in most of the patients, they are used with.
65% of the patients on chemotherapy drugs show hair loss. And this hair loss shows itself in 2 to 3 weeks of the commencement of the chemotherapy.
But the good news is this, that this kind of loss is usually temporary , after the end of chemotherapy sessions, the hair may start growing back in a period of 5 to 8 weeks.
Chemotherapeutic agents usually target fast growing tumors cells to cure the cancer, as FOLLICLES of the hair are fast growing cell of our skin these cells are also affected badly, resulting in hair loss.
When on chemotherapy, on should AVOID most of the milk products, like icecream, yogurt, cheese etc.
Female patients mostly show ” chem curls ” in their hair after a cycle,
Treatments though are not very effective, but
Minoxidil local and oral are found to be good.
Glutathione and Vitamins like
Vitamin B’ Complex are helpful
Iron and Calcium supplements are also tried, but no positive studies are available in support, a balanced diet and mild exercise in convalescent period helps…at few centers Chelation is also tried with some success..
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