In this section of the article you will read about treatment for side effects for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS, and treatments for children with myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS.

Treatment for Side Effects for Myelodysplastic Syndromes or MDS

There might be side effects and treatmentfor side effects for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS is essential. The treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS not only leads to benefits but it may also cause side effects in the long run. Combinations of treatments are used to provide relief during the symptoms. One of the most important aspects of the treatment for side effects for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS is the palliative process that assists the patients in managing the symptoms on a physical and social basis.

Palliative care for is any treatment which focuses on reducing side effects, the family members so that they can make the life of the affected individual better. The treatment for side effects for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS is usually started right after the beginning of the treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS. People might suffer from side effects but the right kind of treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS ensures that they are able to handle the problems in a better manner. Patients using palliative care will not only recover from illness but also enjoy life without any hassles.

The palliative treatment for side effects for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS comprises of changes in diet and increase in the intake of medication. Moreover, it also involves relaxation, emotional support along with other types of therapies. Palliative treatment is also required to manage the side effects of chemotherapy. It is important to consult the doctors for formulating the objectives.

Myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS patients require continuous monitoring of the blood count on a regular basis. Patients that belong to the lower risk group can benefit from the supportive care offered by the physicians and team of clinical staff. Patients belonging to the low risk category can benefit from the management of the symptoms so that the quality of life could be improved.

  • Transfusions play a very important role in treating anemia along with thrombocytopenia in patients of myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS.
  • Red blood cell growth can be accomplished with the help of the treatment procedure. Neupogen is one of the primary factors that would help to stimulate the growth of white blood cells and also boosts the immune system of the body in an easy and hassle free manner.
  • Antibiotics are also used to increase the growth of the white blood cells.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes or MDS

Before going for the treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS, you should consult the doctor for the side effects and also how they can be eliminated with the help of the palliative care. If you are witnessing any problem, you should immediately contact the specialists for the treatment.

If Myelodysplastic Syndromes or MDS Worsens

Patients experiencing the worsening of symptoms should contact the doctor about the best treatment plan available for myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS. It is bound to provide the best results in an impeccable manner. You can also include the second option if it is better than the first one.

Doctors mighty have different opinions to treat the myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS because of their prior experiences. Patients can also collect information about the clinical trials of the medication that can prove useful in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS. Health care system combines different types of treatments to alleviate the symptoms of the patients. Palliative care plays an important role in treating the side effects of the patients.

Individuals with worsening symptoms of myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS can face difficult situations emotionally and physically. Families have to take care of the patients with the assistance of the doctors. Joining the support group would go a long way in sharing the pain of the disease.

Children Myelodysplastic Syndromes or MDS

Generally myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS is not found in children however if it occurs it may occur in two forms:

  • Primary myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS is useful for cases that are devoid of any cause.
  • Treatment-related and secondary myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS is useful for cases with cause.

The treatment can only be selected depending on the type of the reason.

Primary Myelodysplastic Syndromes or MDS Treatment in Children

Refractory cytopeniais the sub type of myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS which affects majority of the children. More than half of the children suffer from the disease of refractory cytopenia. According to the doctors, it is difficult to detect this type of the disease. The child should be subjected the detailed physical analysis and bone marrow testing before arriving the final conclusion. Medical history of the children should be taken into account.

Treatment-Related and Secondary Myelodysplastic Syndromes or MDS in Children

Therapy related myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS is considered to affect children between 7 to 18%. Secondary myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS can occur due to the following factors:

  • Chemotherapy or the radiation therapy can cause the secondary myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS in children. Some of the patients received the treatment from the cancer.
  • If the child is suffering from APLASTIC anemia, he/ she might contact the disease. Children whose bone marrows are defective or if they are suffering from congenital neutropenia, they get affected by the myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS.
  • Children can catch myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS if they have a family history of the disease.

Children suffering from secondary myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS might not be able to recover from the disease compared to a child suffering from the primary myelodysplastic syndromes or MDS would do. Children who are facing bone marrow failure can benefit from ALLOGENIC stem cell transplantation.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: May 18, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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