Fast Facts: Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Few side effects of cancer treatment are more feared by patients than nausea and vomiting. Failure to control these symptoms on the first day of chemotherapy increases the risk of them occurring on subsequent days and in subsequent cycles of chemotherapy, and can often result in patients refusing further cancer treatment.

Very effective antiemetics are available to prevent this from happening, but do you know how best to use them? Fast Facts: Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting presents the evidence for the clinical agents that can prevent CINV, along with the recommendations for their use in various clinical settings using recently established international guidelines.

Correct administration of prophylactic antiemetics in relation to the emetogenicity of the chemotherapy being given not only improves patients’ quality of life during treatment but also adherence to subsequent cancer treatments, thus improving overall outcomes. This refreshingly readable handbook is therefore a must-read resource for all health professionals in a position to make this kind of a difference.

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Home Remedies to Treat and Prevent Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are common and originate from multiple causes. Like diarrhea, vomiting signifies a nonspecific defense to rid the body of harmful substances. Common causes include alcohol intoxication, injudicious eating, food allergies and intolerances, food poisoning, microbes that contaminate the gastrointestinal tract, and chemotherapy. Sometimes there isn’t anything harmful to eject. Take, for example, motion sickness and morning sickness in pregnancy. Migraine headaches can produce nausea, and the headache may ease after a session of vomiting. Regardless of the cause, the symptoms are surely horrible. Luckily, there are a few simple home remedies you can use to ease through this harsh episode.

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