Pérdida de apetito

Pérdida de apetito

                               Pérdida de apetito



La pérdida de apetito es cuando usted no siente hambre, o no tiene ningún deseo o interés en comer. Si esto le sucede durante el tratamiento del cáncer, hay cosas que puede hacer para mejorar su apetito. Es importante, especialmente durante el tratamiento, mantenerse bien nutrido, mantener su peso tanto como sea posible y mantenerse hidratado.

Pérdida de apetito


Ciertos síntomas pueden contribuir a la pérdida del apetito y debe ponerse en contacto con su proveedor si tiene alguno de estos síntomas o si su apetito no mejora

Depresión y ansiedad

Los siguientes consejos pueden ser útiles durante el tratamiento del cáncer para mantener el peso-alimentación, lidiar con la pérdida de apetito y mantenerse hidratado



1-Coma cuando tenga más hambre


Puede que le resulte más fácil hacer del desayuno o el almuerzo su comida «principal» del día. Concéntrese en las comidas cuando su apetito sea mejor y pueda comer más. Con frecuencia, cuando se somete a tratamiento, su apetito disminuye durante el día,



La falta de apetito también puede manifestarse si te encuentras sometido a un estrés emocional intenso. Perder a un ser querido, perder el puesto de trabajo o divorciarte pueden ser ejemplos. No obstante, las buenas noticias también pueden llegar a quitar tus ganas de comer, los factores de estrés positivos como bodas y otros eventos importantes pueden causar la pérdida repentina de apetito, ¡hasta enamorarte,


Pérdida de apetito
Pérdida de apetito


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Loss of appetite management

Relief of side effects is an important aspect of cancer care and treatment . This is called symptom management, palliative care or supportive care. Talk to your healthcare team about any symptoms you experience and any changes in symptoms.

If possible, the first step in treating appetite loss is to address the underlying cause. Treatment for conditions such as nausea, mouth sores, dry mouth, pain or depression can help improve appetite.

Doctors can treat loss of appetite and weight loss with certain medications, including the following:

Megestrol acetate (Megace) or medroxyprogesterone, which are forms of the hormone progesterone that can improve appetite and weight gain.

Steroid medications, which can increase appetite, improve a person’s sense of well-being and help relieve nausea, weakness or pain.

Metoclopramide (Reglan), which helps eliminate food from the stomach and can avoid feeling full before eating enough.

Dronabinol (Marinol), a cannabinoid produced in the laboratory, that can stimulate appetite.

Drinking nutritional supplements and tube feeding, which involves using a tube that goes from the nose to the stomach, can also be useful.

Although you may not feel like eating, remember that good nutrition and maintaining a healthy weight are important in recovery. In addition, eating well can help you cope better with the effects of cancer and cancer treatment, both physically and emotionally. Keep in mind the following tips for proper nutrition when you have little appetite:

Eat 5 to 6 small meals per day and eat a snack every time you are hungry.

Do not limit the amount of food you eat.

Determine what times of the day you feel hungry and eat at those times.

Eat nutritious snacks that have high caloric and protein content. That includes dried fruits, nuts and nut butters, yogurt, cheeses, eggs, milkshakes, ice cream, cereal, pudding and protein bars or granola bars.

Always have on hand your favorite foods to take as snacks.

Increase calories and protein in foods by incorporating sauces, cooking funds, butter, cheese, sour cream, cream and milk mixture, whipped cream and nuts or nut butters.

Drink more liquid between meals, rather than with meals, which will make you feel full very quickly.

Choose nutritious or satiety drinks, such as milk or nutritious milkshakes or milkshakes.

Ask family or friends to bring groceries and prepare food when you are too tired to buy or cook. Consider also buying pre-cooked meals.

Try to eat in a pleasant environment and with family or friends.

Try placing food in smaller plates instead of large plates.

If the smell or taste of food makes you nauseous, eat foods that are cold or at room temperature. This will decrease the smell and reduce the taste.

If you are having problems with the taste of food, try adding spices and condiments to make them more attractive.

If you experience changes in taste, such as a metallic taste in your mouth, try to suck on hard candies such as mints or lemon pills before making a meal.

Ask your doctor how to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and constipation. Also tell your doctor if you have difficulty controlling pain

Try gentle exercise, such as 20-minute walks, about an hour before meals to stimulate appetite. Consult your health care team before starting



La información en este sitio es puramente de valor educativo y no pretende reemplazar su búsqueda de consejo médico. Debe consultar a su médico sobre todos sus problemas de salud.

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