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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.
  

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.

Fatigue appears as a symptom of several diseases. It is mostly mentioned in the context of cancer. Other diseases which cause fatigue are autoimmune diseases, chronic infections and mental disorders. Besides the physical impact of these diseases the often long-term and exhausting therapeutic measures are responsible for the genesis of fatigue.

The cause of fatigue is being seen as a combination of multiple facts and therefore develops for different reasons. The treatment of an illness can cause changes of the metabolism, the hormone level and brain functions.

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.