Exercise for Leukemia Recovery Corning NY

Exercise helps improve symptoms of fatigue and depression experienced by leukemia patients who are undergoing treatment, a new study shows. It included 10 people who did individualized exercise sessions while in the hospital for the three to five weeks of the induction phase of leukemia treatment. The sessions included aerobic and resistance exercises, core exercises and light stretches that were tailored to each person's fitness level and leukemia symptoms.

Local Companies

Joseph B Krueger
(607) 734-3414
600 Roe Ave
Elmira, NY
SERGE DAUPHIN, MD
(607) 737-8165
600 Roe Avenue
Elmira, NY
Patrick Raymond Bergevin, MD
607-937-3100
130 Center Way
Corning, NY
Robert Thomas Abderhalden, MD
607-737-8165
600 Roe Ave
Elmira, NY
R Y Byland, MD
607-737-8120
100 E 14th St
Elmira, NY
William Muuse
(607) 737-8165
600 Roe Avenue
Elmira, NY
MICHAEL CONJALKA, MD
(607) 937-3100
114 Columbia Street
Corning, NY
Clayton Allen Smith, MD
607-733-5086
216 W Gray St
Elmira, NY
Roberto Mauri, MD
607-739-3644
859 Broadway St
Elmira, NY
William Thomas Muuse, MD
607-737-8165
600 Roe Ave
Elmira, NY
Data Provided by:
    

Provided By:

Exercise helps improve symptoms of fatigue and depression experienced by leukemia patients who are undergoing treatment, a new study shows.

It included 10 people who did individualized exercise sessions while in the hospital for the three to five weeks of the induction phase of leukemia treatment. The sessions included aerobic and resistance exercises, core exercises and light stretches that were tailored to each person's fitness level and leukemia symptoms.

When they were discharged from the hospital, the participants were given an aerobic-based exercise program to use during their two-week home recovery period.

They were assessed at the start of the study and after they'd completed the exercise program.

"We found that the patients experienced significant reduction in total fatigue and depression scores, as well as improved cardiorespiratory endurance and maintenance of muscular endurance," Claudio Battaglini, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of the university's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, said in a university news release.

"This is important because of the numerous side effects related to cancer treatment, and particularly leukemia treatment, which requires confinement to a hospital room for four to six weeks to avoid the risk of infection," Battaglini said. "We have demonstrated that these patients not only can complete an exercise program in the hospital, but that they may receive both physiological and psychological benefits that could assist in their recovery."

The study was published in the current issue of Integrative Cancer Therapies.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about leukemia.

SOURCE: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, news release, Aug. 3, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- Exercise for Chemotherapy Patients Corning NY
Supervised exercise programs for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can reduce fatigue and boost muscle strength, aerobic capacity and emotional well-being, a new study suggests. Fatigue is one of the most frequent and troublesome side effects of chemotherapy, the study authors noted.
- Taking Care Of Health Corning NY
- Exercises for Good Health Corning NY
- Exercise for Prostate Cancer Corning NY
- The Best Way To Breathe Corning NY
- Body Fat Reduction Corning NY
- Donor Stem-Cell Transplant for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Corning NY
- Hip Liposuction Corning NY
- Interval Walking Corning NY
- Limb Amputation Corning NY