cancer patient how to exercise

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exercise in cancer patients to be effective exercise program during treatment and after treatment Therefore, there are many forms as follows:

breathing exercises (breathing exercise) Many cancer patients have difficulty breathing. Breathing exercises will help you breathe better and reduce stress and anxiety.

stretching increase flexibility and help develop personality increase blood flow in the muscles Suitable for patients who have just recovered from cancer treatment, such as after radiation. There may be a limited range of motion due to muscle strain. or after surgery, there may be a scar pulling the brace

balance training Balance exercise. Cancer or cancer treatment can impair your ability to maintain balance. Balance exercises can help you return to normal movement. and prevent falls

aerobic exercise Also known as cardio is a form of exercise. that hopes to increase the heart rate to increase the efficiency of the heart and lungs Make you feel less tired, such as walking at a moderate speed for 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week or 150 minutes per week or running 75 minutes per week, etc.

strength training during cancer treatment Muscles tend to atrophy because it is not very active Cancer or treatment can weaken muscles. Strength training or resistance training helps build muscle strength. Helps to balance better reduce fatigue and perform tasks better, and may also prevent bone decay that may result from cancer treatment Cancer patients should do full body strength training twice a week.

Exercise caution in cancer patients

preparation or after exercise for each cancer patient It depends on a number of factors including:

– cancer that is

– the type of treatment received

– side effects of treatment

– readiness of the body

– congenital disease

Exercise caution in cancer patients

The exercise program may be adjusted according to the situation at any time. This depends on the side effects that may occur later, such as if the treatment has caused bone decay. Exercise requires choosing a method to avoid falls, falls, etc. However, the overall principle of planning is as follows.

– gradually increase the level of exercise gradually, slowly, even if the body is ready But the slow increase prevents injuries and boosts confidence.

– Should choose to exercise in a safe place Cancer patients are more prone to infection. Do not exercise in crowded places. bad ventilation

– self-assessment that you can exercise for a long time or how hard you always

– Don’t be dehydrated during exercise. Try to drink enough water.

– Try to choose wholesome foods such as protein from meat. to recover faster after exercise

– You should consult your doctor regularly. to assess physical condition and precautions for exercise

note : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ekapop Sirachainan, Head of the Center of Excellence for Cancer Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University

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