Natural Remedies for Liver Cancer Symptoms
Liver cancer will cause you to have symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fatigue, constipation, and pain. Sometimes, cancer treatment used to destroy cancer cells also causes unpleasant side effects.
Your doctor will prescribe medications to treat some of your side effects and symptoms, but considering all the aggressive treatments you are already taking, you may want to consider natural alternatives.
Nausea and Vomiting
If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments, your doctor may prescribe medication to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. You can also try over the counter (OTC) anti-nausea medications, but be sure to check with your doctor if you plan on taking these.
But if you do not want to take medication, you can try natural routes to manage nausea.
Be sure you are drinking plenty of water to prevent dehydration and dizziness. Eat small meals instead of heavier meals, and avoid foods that may make you sick, such as fried, spicy, and salty foods.
Sucking on peppermint candies and drinking ginger ale or ginger tea can help minimize nausea. Acupressure bands used for motion sickness may also help.
If you are vomiting, get plenty of rest and drink lots of clear liquids. Avoid juice, milk products, alcohol and soda. Once you are able to eat again, start with clear soups and mild foods, such as gelatin, toast and crackers.
Try to stay away from things that make nausea worse, such as bright lights and odors. You should report vomiting lasting more the 24 hours to your doctor, and other symptoms such as chest pain, confusion, restlessness, and severe stomach pain.