DR LODI

Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight? https://drthomaslodi.com/why-do-peopl… I was recently asked the question why do cancer patients lose weight? The first thing to understand is, cancer in ninety nine percent of all cases is not the reason patients are losing weight, it’s the treatments they are receiving that is causing the weight loss. The conventional treatments used to treat cancer (chemotherapy, radiation) damage the gastrointestinal system so that patients can’t absorb or process any of the food they eat. They end up losing their appetite, start vomiting, have diarrhea in which case makes them extremely malnourished and they lose weight as a result. This applies to the vast majority of cancer patients undergoing conventional treatments. Now, there are rare cases where a person may choose not to undergo any treatments and stay at home. The weight loss from cancer would come in the later stages or late stages where tumors are either widespread or large and in order for them to make enough energy for them to survive, they are breaking down the body tissue. This is called cachexia. Cachexia is the medical term for when the body is actually consuming itself. The body is doing this because cancer or tumors have a voracious appetite exclusively for glucose and one amino acid. The body can take protein and fats and convert them into glucose and this is what happens in the later stages of cancer and weight loss. But again, please remember for the vast majority of cancer patients, weight loss is the result of the conventional cancer treatments, both chemotherapy and radiation. Also, please feel free to use the following search terms where you may find us on the internet as well; Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight Quickly, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight So Fast, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight Immediately, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight Rapidly, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight Right Away, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight Chemotherapy, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight During Chemotherapy, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight And Hair, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight Juicing, Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Weight Often.    • Weight Loss And Cancer      • Why Do Cancer Patients Lose Hair  

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