Nutritional issues with brain tumours and treatmentNNutritional issues with brain tumours and treatmentNutritional issues with brain tumours and treatmentEnglishNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZMary Barron, MSc, RD7.0000000000000068.0000000000000258.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at nutrional issues that may arise for children who are undergoing brain treatment at home, or recuperating from brain surgery.</p><p>Nutrition is very important during treatment, as it helps your child to withstand the effects of treatment, fight infection, and maintain growth. However, the effects of cancer and its treatment may make it difficult for your child to eat.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Proper nutrition can help your child withstand the effects of treatment, fight infection, and maintain growth.</li> <li>Side effects of cancer and its treatment can impact your child's appetite and their diet.</li> <li>A dietitian will work with you and your child to ensure your child is getting proper nutrition.</li></ul>
Troubles alimentaires avec le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesTTroubles alimentaires avec le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesNutritional issues with brain tumours and treatmentFrenchNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZMary Barron, MSc, RD7.0000000000000068.0000000000000258.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Examen approfondi des questions relatives à l’alimentation qui pourraient survenir pour les enfants qui subissent un traitement lié au cerveau à la maison ou qui récupèrent d’une neurochirurgie.</p><p>L’alimentation est très importante pendant le traitement, car elle aide votre enfant à endurer les effets du traitement, à lutter contre l’infection et à maintenir sa croissance. Cependant, les effets du cancer et son traitement peuvent rendre difficile pour votre enfant de manger. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Une alimentation adéquate peut aider votre enfant à supporter les effets du traitement, à combattre les infections et à maintenir sa croissance.</li> <li>Les effets indésirables du cancer et de son traitement peuvent affecter l’appétit et l’alimentation de votre enfant.</li> <li>Un nutritionniste travaillera avec vous et votre enfant afin de s’assurer que l’alimentation de votre enfant soit adéquate.</li></ul>

 

 

Nutritional issues with brain tumours and treatment1400.00000000000Nutritional issues with brain tumours and treatmentNutritional issues with brain tumours and treatmentNEnglishNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZMary Barron, MSc, RD7.0000000000000068.0000000000000258.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at nutrional issues that may arise for children who are undergoing brain treatment at home, or recuperating from brain surgery.</p><p>Nutrition is very important during treatment, as it helps your child to withstand the effects of treatment, fight infection, and maintain growth. However, the effects of cancer and its treatment may make it difficult for your child to eat.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Proper nutrition can help your child withstand the effects of treatment, fight infection, and maintain growth.</li> <li>Side effects of cancer and its treatment can impact your child's appetite and their diet.</li> <li>A dietitian will work with you and your child to ensure your child is getting proper nutrition.</li></ul><h2>Side effects that may affect your child’s diet</h2> <p>Side effects include: </p> <ul> <li> loss of appetite</li> <li> nausea and vomiting </li> <li> sore mouth or throat</li> <li> diarrhea</li> <li> constipation </li> <li> taste changes</li></ul> <p>As a result, your child may need to eat certain foods to improve their nutritional status during this time. Your child’s dietician will discuss with you any nutrition-related changes that are required. </p> <p>For example:</p> <ul> <li> if your child is losing too much weight, a high-energy diet, nutritional supplements, or a feeding tube may be required.</li> <li> certain medications may require your child to eat foods high in specific nutrients (i.e., magnesium), to make up for losses caused by medication. </li> <li> certain foods may need to be avoided completely.</li></ul> <p>Please remember that problems, which interfere with eating, are not unusual during treatment. Providing nourishment to children and watching them grow is an important part of being a parent, and your child’s treatment team is here to help you. </p>Nutritional issues with brain tumours and treatment

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