According to the American Cancer Society, "chemo brain" refers to a mental fog that cancer patients experience before, during and after chemotherapy treatment. The duration of chemo brain is different for each patient. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

To manage chemotherapy side effects, change your eating habits, seek alternative therapies, exercise regularly and avoid harsh hair products, recommends WebMD. Living a healthy lifestyle is important, as is managing sun ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

The cause of elevated magnesium symptoms in chemo patients is due to the change in potassium in the cells and the destruction of the cells, which force both magnesium and potassium out of the cell and into the blood, rep... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
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