Lymphedema is the swelling that occurs due to an abnormal collection of protein-rich lymph fluid just below the skin. Primary lymphedema is a congenital condition that could appear in infancy, puberty, or adulthood. Secondary lymphedema occurs because of damage to the lymphatic system. Risk factors include surgery that removes lymph nodes, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, obesity, inflammation, infections (parasitic or otherwise), venous diseases, and immobility.
People with dry mouth have insufficient saliva in their mouths. Dehydration, mouth breathing, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, certain medications, nerve damage, and obstructions in your salivary ducts can all cause this condition. So can hormonal changes experienced during menopause and pregnancy and medical conditions like diabetes, Sjögren's syndrome, HIV, and infections that affect your salivary glands. Drinking alcohol, smoking, and having caffeine can also be contributing factors.
Chemotherapy works to destroy the rapidly dividing cancer cells in the body but in the process, it also affects the healthy ones leading to many side effects. While hair loss and anemia are the most common ones, other short-term side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue. Fertility issues, as well as issues with bones like osteoporosis are also noticed.
The cessation of menstrual periods in a woman is called menopause. An absence of periods for 12 consecutive months can be medically defined as menopause. It ideally indicates the end of the fertile period in a woman’s life. Statistics show that the average age of the onset of natural menopause in[.....]
Although chemotherapy is one of the most appropriate treatments to eradicate cancer cells, the process brings about drastic changes in the patient's body. However, Ayurveda has some remedies to reduce the chemotherapy effects. Including curry leaves, ginger, slippery elm tea, siberian ginseng, aloe vera extract, and fermented soy products in your diet can lighten the effects.
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