After undergoing CAR T-cell therapy, you might experience a lack of appetite or nausea. It's crucial to inform your care team about these symptoms, as they can prescribe medication to help manage them. Staying hydrated and eating nutritious foods are vital for your recovery and overall health.

Maintaining hydration is particularly important for kidney health. Aim to drink at least 2 liters of fluid per day, focusing on non-caffeinated beverages. CAR T-cell therapy may temporarily alter your taste preferences or how you feel about certain foods. Our nutritionists are available to help you ensure proper nutrition and make suitable food choices.

Tips for Managing Lack of Appetite and Nausea:

  • Eat Small, Frequent Meals: Consume small amounts of food multiple times throughout the day, even if it's the same type of food.
  • Diarrhea Management: If you have diarrhea, try eating soup or clear broth, diluted clear juices, warm bland cereal, scrambled eggs, or plain crackers.
  • Persistent Symptoms: If you experience persistent or multiple episodes of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain, contact your care team immediately.
  • Upset Stomach: For an upset stomach, try dry foods like plain crackers, toast, lukewarm soup or broth, gelatin, or warm, bland cereal.
  • Avoid Nauseating Foods: Stay away from foods and smells that trigger nausea. Opt for cold foods or those with mild smells, such as breakfast bars, cereal, or fruit.

Disclaimer: This information is general and should not replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for personalized instructions.