Getting to and staying at a healthy weight, along with eating a nutritious diet, is important to your overall health.

Both weight gain and loss may be difficult for you to control. However, it is important that you stay active and keep your body healthy. Managing your diet while managing symptoms of carcinoid syndrome is important, as treatment can be a long-term process.

Your daily life will be disrupted during this time, so eating right and staying active may become more challenging.

Exercise can improve your physical and emotional health, including:

  • Improving heart health and circulation
  • Helping you stay at a healthy weight
  • Making your muscles stronger
  • Reducing fatigue and helping you have more energy
  • Helping lower anxiety and depression

You should ask your doctor about what specific exercises may be appropriate for you.

Building emotional support systems

Remaining positive and proactive is important part of managing NETs.

Remember to reach out to those closest to you to build your circle of support. Communicating often and honestly with your friends and family about your diagnosis and symptom status can help reduce stress.

Emotional support is an important element in living with and treating rare conditions like carcinoid syndrome since many people may not understand what you are going through and not understand the seriousness of carcinoid syndrome.

Developing coping skills, through support from your doctor, caregivers, friends, and family will make controlling symptoms and the treatment journey all that much more manageable.