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    11. Juli 2022
    Hyperthermie kann als zusätzliche Therapie bei Krebs angewendet werden.
      
    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.
      

    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.

    It is often difficult to distinct fatigue from general tiredness and exhaustion. A general gradation of tiredness does not exist. The judgement of the patient and the surrounding’s observation are the most significant criteria for a firm diagnosis.

    A comprehensive conversation between patient and doctor is essential for the diagnosis of fatigue. Due to the fact that all patients react differently to the symptoms of chronic diseases and the therapeutic measures that are prescribed to cure them, most patients do not identify the exhaustion as a treatable symptom but as a necessary side affect to deal with.