Asbestos Lawsuit - Exposure to a Toxic Tort
Thousands of people each year are diagnosed with mesothelioma. This rare form of cancer is particularly devastating because most victims have presented symptoms of the disease for decades but they were misdiagnosed as common cold or flu-like ailments. As with any cancer, early detection is the key to surviving the longest and misdiagnosis usually means most patients are diagnosed in a late stage of the cancer. Nutrition will play a big role in nourishing your body to help maintain a strong immune system.
In this month’s blogs you will find nutrition tips for the three main therapies for mesothelioma: chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. You will also learn how fats, carbohydrates, proteins and more can help you build up your immune system when consumed in proper proportions. You will also learn food and safety guidelines you should follow during treatment and nutrition tips for patients with advanced cancer.
Nutrition is an important part of a mesothelioma cancer treatment. Eating well during treatments will help you regain your strength, keep up your weight, decrease your risk of infection, heal and recover more quickly, better tolerate the side effects of treatment and generally make you feel better. This month’s blogs will focus on topics to help you embrace nutrition as a weapon in your defense against the cancer.
As with any diet, consult your physician to make sure you are following the best nutrition plan for your particular mesothelioma cancer diagnosis and mesothelioma treatment. Make sure your caregivers are aware of the optimal nutrition plan for you as well.
Along with the stress of an asbestos lawsuit will come the stress of managing medical treatments and your diet. Some victims of asbestos exposure turn to herbs and botanicals to help treat or cure their bodies from within. Herbal medicine has been used to treat disease in humans and animals for hundreds of years. Herbs consist of the leaves, seeds and non-woody parts of specific types of plants. Botanicals are plant-based substances that are made from herbs, trees and even shrubs.
Most herbs and botanicals come from supplements such as liquid extracts, teas, ointments and pills. Finding the right combination for your particular diagnosis and for what your body can tolerate is the key to finding a harmonic diet. Even though these herbs and botanicals occur in nature, they can absolutely pack the punch of strong chemicals and can not only affect your mesothelioma symptoms, but interfere with medicine or treatments that your medical professionals have designated for you – always check with you doctor to make sure you are doing the right thing for your body.
No matter how you decide to proceed with your asbestos lawsuit, having mesothelioma cancer or an asbestos-related illness will require that close attention is paid to nutrition. It’s an opportunity to improve upon the hand you have been dealt.