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Music may alleviate the anxiety of cancer patients, reducing the need for anesthetics and analgesics

Music may alleviate the anxiety of cancer patients, reducing the need for anesthetics and analgesics

A total of 52 tests were examined in a group of 3,731 cancer participants. Twenty-three of them participated in music therapy and another 29 had music medicine interventions.

Overall, one of the findings with the greatest impact was that musical interventions of all types resulted in a moderate to strong effect in reduction of anxiety in patients. Small reductions in heart and respiratory rate as well as low blood pressure have also been discovered. Professor Joke Bradt reveals that further studies are still needed: "The results of individual analyzes suggest that listening to music can reduce the need of anesthetics and analgesics, as well as the reduction of recovery time and duration of hospitalization, but more research is required for these results. "

When comparing the two musical treatments, a moderate increase in quality of life was observed in patients with music therapy. "Both of these interventions have played an important role in the treatment of cancer, but we do not yet know which ones may be more suitable for each type of outcome," said Bradt.


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The researcher discovered the body of the participants was struggling with weight loss, leading them to eat more to offset the deficit. If a person who normally eats about 2,700 calories a day loses about 4kg, the body will try to make him eat about 400 calories more than they were before - a total of 3,100 calories per day.

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