What do I need to know about caring for someone with carcinoid syndrome?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you are taking care of someone with carcinoid syndrome, you should, first and foremost, make sure the individual is following the doctor's treatment regimen. Otherwise, there are a few things you can do to minimize the individual's symptoms on a daily basis. You can help decrease stress in the home environment and alcohol usage (as this can lead to flushing) as well as encouraging the individual to take a daily multivitamin to supplement their vitamin intake (as chronic diarrhea can cause malnourishment).

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