Exercise for Leukemia Recovery Latham 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

Richard Hugh Sills
(518) 262-5513
47 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY
MUHAMMAD TAI, MD
(518) 399-4600
896 Riverview Road
Rexford, NY
SALVATORE PIPITO, MD
(518) 399-4600
896 Riverview Road
Rexford, NY
CHARLES WEISSMAN, MD
(518) 786-3122
1003 Louden
Cohoes, NY
James Charles Arseneau, MD
518-489-2607
317 S Manning Blvd Ste 330
Albany, NY
Bruce Lyman
(518) 489-0044
400 Patroon Creek Blvd
Albany, NY
Robert J Smith
(518) 243-4317
1101 Nott St
Schenectady, NY
STEWART SILVERS, MD
(518) 399-4600
896 Riverview Road
Rexford, NY
JOHN DELMONTE, MD
(518) 399-4600
896 Riverview Road
Rexford, NY
Syed Mehdi, MD
518-626-5935
113 Holland Ave
Albany, 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
- Hip Liposuction Latham NY
Liposuction is one of the top cosmetic procedures performed, often referred to as fat suction or liposculpting, liposuction has become a viable alternative for women and those unsightly hips. The hips in many women can cause considerable problems.
- The Best Way To Breathe Latham NY
- Body Fat Reduction Latham NY
- Limb Amputation Latham NY
- Exercise for Chemotherapy Patients Latham NY
- Interval Walking Latham NY
- Donor Stem-Cell Transplant for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Latham NY
- Exercise for Prostate Cancer Latham NY
- Taking Care Of Health Latham NY
- Exercises for Good Health Latham NY