Modifications for prostate cancer patients on ADT

Modifications for prostate cancer patients on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

ADT – is given to patients for treatment of advanced prostate carcinoma. It can be either surgical (removal of testicles) or medical (injectable depot preparations; leuprolide, gooserelinetc).

With the benefits of therapy, side effects accompany. Common side effects include anemia, bone loss, muscle loss, cholesterol/ lipid changes with cardiovascular disease. Many patients also complain of fatigue, hot flashes & mental health issues.

Basic lifestyle changes & dietary supplements provide multiple benefits for patients on ADT. These are summarized in the table below.

Lifestyle & Dietary modifications to prevent side effects of ADT
Aerobic & resistance exercises every other day

(Note: metastatic patients not to lift weights because of increased fracture risk)

Improves heart, mental health, anemia.

Reduces bone & muscle loss, weight gain & fatigue.

Heart healthy diet Improves heart & mental health
Aspirin Improves heart health in those at high risk, reduces inflammatory markers.
Calcium & Vitamin D supplementation Reduces bone loss & risk of insulin insensitivity.
Cholesterol lowering (statin or over the counterstatin equivalent like red yeast rice extract) Reduces risk of elevated LDL, TGL & inflammatory markers.

Promotes bone health

Maintaining Diary Record number & intensity of Hot flashes. Inform your Doctor
Fish oil & plant sources of Omega – 3 fatty acids Reduces TGL, insulin resistance, muscle loss & hot flash frequency
Ginseng (Panaxquiquefolius) Reduces fatigue
Protein or amino acid powder supplementation Reduces weight gain, fatigue  & muscle loss with resistance exercises.

Improves Calcium absorption.

LDL – Low Density Lipoproteins

TGL – Triglycerides

At Urofort Cancer Care we believe that for men on Androgen deprivation therapy; promoting such a holistic approach will improve their quality & quantity of life.

Urofort Cancer Care

The Urofort Cancer Careis a support address for people who have had urological cancer surgery. This is an endeavor to care for our patients after their surgery has been done, to make their lives simple, comfortable& as normal as possible. Discuss all the issues & difficulties you have with Dr Manav Suryavanshi. This will help us help you & also help us help ourselves becoming better by the passing moment to help our patients better & better.

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Medanta Kidney & Urology Institute

Medanta – The Medicity

Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122001, India

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