Did you know cancer is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States? Or that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S?
Cachexia, or wasting syndrome, is defined as the loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness and significant loss of appetite in someone due to severe chronic illness. This loss of weight and body mass cannot be reversed nutritionally. Even if the affected patient eats more calories, lean body mass will be lost, indicating a primary pathology is in place.