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How home remedies can alleviate side-effects of breast cancer treatment?

Breast cancer treatment comes with a number of side-effects. Apart from the medical complications, it is also a mind-altering and emotionally challenging treatment.

The side-effects tend to differ from person to person, with a few of them persisting even after the treatment ends, say oncologists at AMRI Hospital, one of the leading hospitals in Kolkata. Listed below are some of the most common lingering effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Breast pain
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Cognitive and memory loss

Along with available medical treatments, a number of home remedies are also effective in relieving the side-effects of cancer treatment, believe experts at AMRI Hospitals. However, it is important to note that these remedies cannot help in treating the cancer itself.

Read on to know the remedies which can be used at home to find relief:

Home remedies for fatigue

  • Following a fixed daily routine can help you in conserving your energy
  • Maintain a proper sleep schedule
  • Stick to a balanced diet
  • Incorporate a few aerobic exercises like cycling, walking, swimming in your everyday routine

Home remedies for breast pain

  • Ice pack
  • Warm compression
  • Self-massage
  • Epsom salt or magnesium bath

Home remedies for vaginal pain

  • Cold compression for relief
  • Apply a diluted mixture of apple cider vinegar and water for reducing pain and itching
  • An Epsom salt bath to get relief

Home remedies for stress and anxiety

  • Physical exercise for burning off anxious energy
  • Mindfulness-based meditation
  • Yoga

Home remedies for cognitive and memory loss

  • Try breaking your normal routine with some new activities of interest
  • Adopt practices that can help in making you organized
  • Indulge in activities that boost your mental functioning and concentration
  • Try keeping yourself away from as many distractions as possible

Home remedies for immunity

  • Include immune-boosting foods into your diet, such as:
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Yogurt
  • Oats
  • Mushrooms

Despite the effectiveness of the above mentioned home remedies, it becomes important to consult your doctor before using them. And, most importantly, focus on your healing process and reach out for help whenever the need arises. Take care!