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Help when nutrition is an uphill struggle
Sometimes we still do not manage to maintain or restore an optimal nutritional status due to the side effects of the cancer treatment. Our daily diet lags behind what we need. Then it makes sense to top up our intake of nutrients with suitable nutritional supplements.
At the same time our usual food intake should ideally not be limited or restricted. We need to take in additional nutrients to restore our nutrient balance.
How can you gain weight?
When you have lost a lot of weight, gaining weight again is not that easy.
Depending on your individual situation and nutritional requirements, your doctor, dietitian, pharmacist or healthcare professional will recommend a nutritional supplement. These special nutritional supplements provide additional energy and nutrients like protein, minerals and vitamins, and thus close the gap between daily requirements and normal food intake.
Experts agree on ONS’s effectiveness
If there is an increased risk of inadequate nutrition, ONS can fill the gap with energy and protein and many other essential nutrients. When used for a longer period, they demonstrably improve nutritional status. They are an effective solution for the dietary management of people with or at risk of nutritional deficiencies.
Products with different energy densities are available depending on individual requirements to enable personalised nutritional management. Many flavour varieties and different formulations such as drinks or puddings allow individual choice, so that even with longer-term nutritional supplementation there is still variety.
Close the nutritional gap with Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS)
ONS (Oral Nutritional Supplements) are designed to maintain an adequate nutrition. They are often high in energy, rich in protein and supply all the nutrients we require daily. ONS are used in addition to normal food if the normal diet is insufficient.
Benefits of nutritional supplementation with ONS for cancer patients
- Augmenting the nutritional intake
- Retaining and improving your appetite and dyspnea (shortness of breath), therefore increasing quality of life
- Enhancing treatment tolerance
Supporting your treatment – improving your wellbeing
Fresubin is a reliable and effective nutritional supplement range designed specifically for people who require a supplementary dietary intake to reduce the risk of malnutrition, yet still want to enjoy flavour and individual choice at the same time.
We at Fresenius Kabi have developed a dedicated nutritional supplement for cancer patients - Supportan - a high-caloric high protein supplement with a high amount of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids from fish oil.
The Fresubin range offers a wide selection of customized solutions whenever you need them. Ready-made drinks and spoonable dessert-style supplements are available in a variety of flavours. Fresubin empowers you to make the choice that’s best for you and focus on all the things you love in life again. In so doing, it helps you to rediscover the Taste for Life.
If you have questions about nutritional managemet, then talk to your doctor, dietitian, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.
Improving your diet brings benefits
- Better supply of important nutrients
- Preserves your strength and energy
- Improved quality of life