Date: 5 days ago   Category: Health

Statistics: the thirst of patients for alternative medicine undermines cancer therapy


Many patients try to self-medicate, combining traditional therapy with alternative. Meanwhile, medicines of alternative medicine can have negative effect on results of standard treatment, physicians warn. The staff of the University of Texas established that oncological patients quite often resort to alternative medicine, without reporting about it to the attending physician.

As notes "Mail.RU News", statistics says: survival indicators among such patients are lower, than among those who use only methods of traditional medicine. These conclusions were drawn following the results of poll more than 3000 cancer patients. It appeared, 33% independently included in the plan of treatment grass additives, medical marijuana, regular meditation, special diets and other. 29% from them kept this fact a secret from the attending physician (more often it was done by women and youth).

In the report of oncologists is said: "We do not know what contains in grass collecting. Some of these additives represent mix of the most different ingredients. But even if the structure is known, it is better to refrain from intake of any additives during a course of radiation therapy. It is impossible to foretell how additives will affect results of treatment. For example, it is known that high levels of antioxidants reduce efficiency of radiation therapy".

A here occupations and meditation, on the contrary, are shown by yoga to cancer patients. These practicians reduce stress level, reduce pains and uneasiness. All the rest - special diets and grass collecting - or increase toxicity of usual drugs, or do them inefficient.

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