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Nutrition after blood & marrow transplant

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source: Cleveland Clinic

year: 2019

summary/abstract:

Good nutrition is a factor in your recovery from bone marrow transplantation. When you are unable to eat a balanced diet, supplements can be helpful.

Good nutrition is a very important part of your recovery. It helps your body resist infection and repair tissue damage caused by chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

Losing interest in food after a long illness is to be expected. Some of the side effects you might have experienced while in the hospital may continue even after you go home. These side effects may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, taste changes, and a sore or dry mouth. With these symptoms, it may be difficult for you to imagine eating high-calorie, nutrient-rich meals.

A well balanced diet with nutrients such as multivitamins, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and other supplements is essential.  

 

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