Cancer is one of the biggest problems in today’s society, and it can be stressful for those affected to deal with it. Recovery from cancer can be a difficult process and one in which digital treatments and nutrition are making huge waves.
Here are 5 ways in which digital therapeutics and nutrition could help:
Reduce the risk of weight gain during treatment
Weight gain is a common side effect of many cancer treatments. Digital therapeutics may help cancer survivors keep their weight down after treatment is over by offering personalized diet suggestions and tracking food intake through wearable devices or smartphone apps.
Some cancer patients struggle with anemia, which causes fatigue and affects the body’s ability to fight infection. Dietitians recommend that cancer patients eat foods high in iron and vitamin C to increase iron absorption and combat anemia. Mobile apps that track the intake of key nutrients can help patients stay on track with nutritional goals.
Helps ineffective pain management
When it comes to cancer treatment, patients have to undergo a lot of pain, affecting their mental health. The applications of digital therapeutics help ineffective pain management and even reduce the need for opioid analgesics.
Cancer patients often suffer from insomnia or sleep deprivation during their treatment. Sleep is an essential part of a healthy life and helps you recover from any illness. Digital therapeutics help improves their quality of sleep while undergoing their treatment.
Improves care delivery system
Digital therapeutics can also improve the care delivery system in cancer patients. It will increase patient engagement by educating them about their disease condition and treatment options and improving their health outcomes.
The rise of digital therapeutics is another step toward improving the overall quality of life for most cancer patients across the globe. Prolife Cancer Centre and Research Institute at Pune offer a different perspective on curing this disease in an advanced manner.
About Dr. Sumit Shah
Dr. Sumit Shah is the Founder of Prolife Cancer Centre & Research Institute which provides the most comprehensive and integrated Cancer Treatment under one roof. He is the Chief Consultant, Surgical Oncologist & Laparoscopic surgeon. He has pursued a super speciality course at the Cancer Centre Welfare Home and Res. Institute, Kolkata, and being awarded as the Best Outgoing Cancer Surgeon from this Institute. Dr. Shah is one of the few Cancer Specialists in Pune who possess this recognized degree in Surgical Oncology.