By Dr. Safia Kassam, ND
As our amazing summer season starts to wind down, we’re reminded it is almost time to head back to school. With that, can come runny noses, coughs, fevers, sleepless nights, and some unhappy children (and parents). Before your kid’s head back to class, make sure their immune systems are prepared! Here are some tips to prevent your child from getting sick, and keep them primed to fight anything that may come their way.
By Dr. Sharon Gurm, ND, FABNO
Physician - Board Certified in Naturopathic Oncology
What is CIPN?
Peripheral neuropathy is a set of symptoms caused by damage to the distal nerves – nerves that are away from the brain and spinal cord. With cancer, certain chemotherapy drugs – namely the taxanes and platinum based drugs - can cause peripheral neuropathy and this is known as “chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy” or CIPN. It is quite common, affecting 40% of people undergoing chemotherapy.
Spring brings the chirping birds, sunny skies, and beautiful blooming flowers. Unfortunately, along with that can come the dry, itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and post-nasal drip. These symptoms can be even more difficult to manage if you are pregnant, as conventional treatment options are limited. So what is an expecting mother to do?