When kilograms – that’s life
Oncological diseases are frequent: only for 2012 fell ill about 14 million people in the world! This is expected to further increase in the number of cancer cases up to 22-25 million annually, and more than 1 . Therefore, it is high in all actuality, that can improve the quality of life of cancer patients and to increase his chances of recovery. Not least in this specialized power take questions.
The reasons for the development of malnutrition in patients with cancer a few:
Firstly, the tumor itself has a local impact, which may result in a decrease in food intake. Most often this can be found in patients with tumors located in the head, neck, esophagus and stomach.
Also provides tumor systemic exposure by improving the synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines, which markedly reduce appetite and can lead to changes in taste perception.
For cancer syndrome characterized hypercatabolism when growing tumor literally “burns” all incoming nutrients.
Antitumor treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery) does not pass unnoticed for the patient. It may be accompanied by adverse events such as nausea, vomiting, mucositis, and violations of the chair, which lead to a decrease in the volume of food eaten.
All this quickly leads to the fact that the patient begins to experience a shortage of protein, fats and other nutrients. From nutritional deficiency affects up to 88% of all cancer patients! And it’s not just “the excess weight loss” is the growth of complications and the inability to get adequate treatment because of the weakening of the body 2 :
Severe protein loss increases the number of postoperative complications in 4 times.
Loss of protein in combination with a reduction in the number of leukocytes increases postoperative mortality by 20 times.
Malnutrition and reduced muscle mass may increase the toxicity of chemotherapy or radiotherapy, which due to therapy can be suspended or revoked.
Almost 40% of patients may not receive adequate treatment because of their nutritional deficiency.
To restore the body weight and to cope with the shortage of nutrients, it is necessary to use a dedicated power supply . Unlike most of our usual diet, nutrition for prevention and control of nutritional deficiency should be in a small, affordable patient volume capacity contain large amounts of protein, fatty acids, dietary fiber and other essential nutrients 3 . Because of these requirements to provide a conventional food is difficult, shown in cancer additional use of specialized food, such as, for example, Nutridrink CD (Nutricia Advanced). Nutridrink Neutral Compact and Compact Nutridrink protein – a special high-calorie liquid and high-protein ready mixes. When creating them all cancer patients’ needs were taken into account:
Small volume. The bottle with Nutridrink CD only 125 ml. A patient with lack of appetite, nausea and possibly even mucositis usual food ration seems excessively large. From conventional to specialized food packaging 200 ml, these patients drink just 50-65%, without getting the required amount of nutrients 4 . But the packaging of 125 ml up to 87% of patients regarded as a convenient and easy to drink 4 .
The high nutritional value. In 125 ml Nutridrink CD protein contains 300 calories and 18 grams of protein, CD Nutridrink Neutral contains 12 g of protein and the same 300 kcal. Both mixtures are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants in their composition are vitamins 14 and 15 macro- and microelements.
Use a dedicated power supply can be at any stage of the disease: before treatment, during treatment, in the intervals between courses of treatment, etc. For optimal effect and prevent complications begin nutritional support advisable in parallel with the anti-tumor treatment.
Eat a compact form Nutridrink simple: they are sterile and ready to use. Drink these products have to sip slowly over 20 to 30 minutes, as a main meal or between meals. Nutridrink Compact – a variety of flavors in a small amount – helps to fight with nutritional deficiency. This, in turn, significantly improves the quality of life for the patient, it allows for a necessary treatment in full and reduces the risk of treatment complications antitumor 2 .