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    06. April 2022
    Bei Chemo- oder Strahlentherapie leiden oft die Finger- und Fußnägel, daher ist eine intensive Pflege besonders wichtig.
      
    06. April 2022
    Viele Patient*innen leiden nach oder während einer Chemo- oder Strahlentherapie an kardiologischen Problemen.
      
    16. April 2021
    Bedingt durch die Krebstherapie kann es zu Nebenwirkungen wie Übelkeit oder Erbrechen kommen. Medikamente und Anpassungen im Lebensstil können helfen.
      
    09. April 2021
    Nach einer Krebstherapie kann es weiterhin zu gesundheitlichen oder psychischen Problemen kommen. Man spricht in diesem Fall von Spätfolgen.
      
    07. April 2021
    Die Sächsische Krebsgesellschaft setzt sich seit 1990 für die Belange von Krebspatienten und ihren Angehörigen ein.
      

    “Fatigue” is the French word for tiredness or exhaustion and is also being called languidness or lassitude. It designates an exhaustion symptom which occurs with chronic diseases. As it is perceived by the patient and not visually noticeable to others it is a symptom opposed to a medical sign and primarily used in connection with cancer. It describes a feeling of sustained tiredness and listlessness that has an impact on the daily life of the concerned persons. In despite of sufficient sleep the patient feels weak, exhausted and overstrained.

    One of the difficult tasks while coping with fatigue is to make the surrounding understand the permanent exhaustion and tiredness. On the other hand the surrounding cannot see clear visible signs of fatigue and can experience difficulties to put themselves in the position of the patient. In order to prevent mental burdens, relaxing and joyful activities should be planned for every day.

    Although fatigue patients experience permanent tiredness, many of them suffer from insomnia. A light hypnotic can help to fight severe sleeping problems but it should have a short impact and should not take an effect the next day.

    In order to treat the lack of blood (anaemia), either red blood cells are administered to the body in a transfusion or the body’s own production of red blood cells is stimulated with hormones. Both methods lead to a quick multiplication of oxygen in the blood and, for this reason, to an increase of a person’s energy and productivity.

    If the fatigue is caused by muscle weaknesses, a systematic exercise programme can be used for therapy. Endurance sports like jogging, swimming and cycling are effective means of exercise for fatigue patients.