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Old 10-21-2002, 04:48 AM   #1
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Since husband had colon cancer operation has lost a lot of weight.Anyone have any weight gain suggestions without the cholestrol?

 
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Has he considered using a protein supplement to help with his weight? Another possiblility is a high calorie nutritional drink such as Ensure plus or Boost. If none of these work or are suitable ask you doctor to set up a referal to your local dietician and he/she can help with dietary suggestions.

 
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I agree with the last poster-supplement drinks are usually high calorie and very good for you, but I would also consult his doctor first. The doctor will have the best advice and lead you in the right direction-everyone's body is so different so whenever you are going to change your diet to either gain or lose weight you should consult a physican-take care

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Old 10-22-2002, 10:27 AM   #4
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You might want to consider having your husband talk to a nutritionist. They would be able to make up a plan appropriate for his needs.

 
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Does he get hungry? If not,there is a medication that is used for cancer pts.who lose the appetite from chemo meds.I don't remember the name,ask your Dr. about If I that is the case.........

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