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Post Chemotherapic Disorders - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Post Chemotherapy Disorders in Urdu

کیموتھراپی اس وقت تک کینسر کی بیماری کے علاج کے لیۓ موثر ترین طریقہ ہے ۔ جب کہ دوسری جانب اس کیموتھراپی کے ضمنی اثرات میں کینسر ذدہ خلیات کے خاتمے کے علاوہ بھی بہت کچھ ہوتا ہے ۔

یہ اتنی طاقت ور ہوتی ہے کہ کینسر ذرہ خلیات کا خاتمہ کر دیتی ہے مگر اس کے ساتھ ساتھ یہ جسم کے صحت مند خلیات کو بھی نقصان پہنچاتی ہے ۔جس کے نتیجے میں کیموتھراپی کے بعد جسم کو بہت سارے دیگر مسائل کا بھی سامنا کرنا پڑ سکتا ہے مثال کے طور پر معدے کے امراض ، گردے اور مثانے کے مسائل ، خون کے جمنے کا مسلہ ، خون کی کمی ، بالوں کا گرجانا اور وزن میں تبدیلی شامل ہے

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Summary about Post Chemotherapy Disorders in English

Chemotherapy is one of the most common and effective cancer treatments available. Chemotherapy, on the other hand, does a lot more than just killing cancer cells. While it is powerful enough to kill cancer cells that are rapidly growing, it can also harm healthy cells. This can result in various post-chemotherapy disorders, such as gastrointestinal issues, kidney and bladder issues, blood clotting issues, anemia, hair loss, weight changes, etc.

Post-Chemotherapy Disorders Facts and Figures

According to the American Cancer Society, some chemo medicines can cause damage to cells in the heart, kidneys, bladder, lungs, and nervous system. Further facts about post-chemotherapy disorders have been given below:

Common inAny age 
At-Risk GenderMales and Females both
Problems related to ChemotherapyHair loss, Easy bruising and bleeding, Infection, Anemia 
Specialists Who Treat Post-chemotherapy disordersNeurologists / Pain Specialists

Symptoms of Post Chemotherapy Disorders

  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Hair loss
  • Infection
  • Appetite changes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Peripheral neuropathy or some other nerve problems
  • Mouth, throat, and tongue problems 
  • Urine and bladder changes, and the kidney problems
  • Skin and nail changes like dry skin and color change
  • Chemo brain that may affect focus and concentration 
  • Weight changes
  • Changes in libido and sexual function
  • Mood changes
  • Fertility problems

Causes of Post Chemotherapy Disorders

  • It uses powerful chemicals which besides treating cancer cells, damages the normal body cells to some extent.
  • Cells in the hair, skin, blood, and intestinal tract lining are badly affected by chemotherapy resulting in post chemotherapic disorders.

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Preventive Measures of Post Chemotherapy Disorders

Make sure you don't contract infections for at least one year after your chemotherapy.

  • Practice safe eating and drinking while you are on cancer treatment.
  • Keep your house clean. 
  • Stay away from crowds. 
  • Ask visitors who have a cold to wear a mask or not to visit.
  • Don't do yard work and do not handle flowers and plants.
  • Be careful with animals and pets.
  • Wash your hands using soap and water 
  • Ask your healthcare provider what vaccines you need and when to get them

Treatment of Post-Chemotherapy Disorders

Post chemotherapic disorders can be treated through:

  • medications
  • relaxation therapies
  • eating a healthy and balanced diet
  • healthy lifestyle changes