What is Cancer?
Cancer is a disease where cells, the building blocks of all our organs and tissues, begin to behave abnormally, dividing uncontrollably to create more and more abnormal cells. These can form a lump called a tumor in a particular part of the body. One of the first signs of cancer could be the patient feeling the lump - or tumor.
Other cancer symptoms include feeling tired, unexpected pain, or unexplained weight loss (i.e. not due to a new diet or exercise regimen). A confirmed diagnosis can be a life-changing event for both patients and the people around them. A patient is likely to experience not only cancer signs as physical symptoms but also emotional stress and sometimes depression.
Babies with Cow's Milk Allergy can have many different symptoms
Breastfeeding is always best for babies, but some babies with CMA are very sensitive, and they can have allergic reactions when small amounts of cow's milk protein pass from mum to baby in breast milk. In this case, a healthcare professional may recommend to mum to remove dairy from her diet. It is important that this is being done under medical supervision to ensure that mum and baby still get all the nutrition they need.
If removing dairy isn't possible and all other options have been tried, a healthcare professional may prescribe a hypoallergenic formula. There are two main types; one is based on cow's milk, but its proteins are broken down into smaller more digestible parts, which makes them less likely to trigger an allergic reaction. The second type doesn't contain any cow's milk protein, but is made from “free” amino acids (the building blocks of protein) which makes a reaction even less likely.
Healthcare Professionals can prescribe a Nutricia product if a diagnosis of cow's milk allergy is suspected or established.
Cow's Milk Allergy is triggered by the protein in cow's milk
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- NICE. Food allergy in under 19s: assessment and diagnosis. CG116. 2011
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