SOON A MEDICINE TO BOOST APPETITE IN CANCER PATIENTS

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Published on 14 March 2016 5:00 AM GMT

SOON A MEDICINE TO BOOST APPETITE IN CANCER PATIENTS
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Lucknow: Chemotherapy helps in controlling the cells of cancer but due to its adverse affects it kills appetite in the patient's body which rapidly becomes weak and fragile due to lack of nutrition. This scenario may change soon as a drug is in the offing that will help sustain appetite in a patient’s body even after undergoing Chemotherapy.

N.V. Ayurved Research Institute and Hospital (NVARIH) have started working on a medicine which will not let hunger vanish from a patient's body during Chemotherapy. NVARIH will take help from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science (SGPGI), Lucknow. In-charge of NVARIH, Vidya Gopal C Nanda says that the preliminary tests on the medicine have shown positive results. LOSS OF APPETITE WEAKENS IMMUNE SYSTEM A group of doctors from SGPGI had gone to NVARIH for attending a seminar.

During discussions, Dr. Vidya Gopal C Nanda came to know that Chemotherapy kills a patient’s appetite and many a patients die due to this as their immune system becomes weak. Researches show that the survival of cancer patient is only possible if patient has a strong immune system. ENCOURAGING RESULTS According to Dr. Nanda, a few cancer patients at SGPGI were given the appetite sustaining medicine and the results showed improvement in their appetite. Due to a proper diet their immune systems also improved. APPROVAL FOR RESEARCH Research Ethical Committee has also given its approval to NVARIH for conducting research on medicine for Diabetes, Arthritis and Urolithiasis.

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