Cachexia treatment

The goal is to stimulate muscle building and prevent muscle wasting as much as possible. At Northwell, palliative care physicians may recommend:

  • Medications to stimulate appetite, especially for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Feeding tube for patients who cannot eat normally
  • Education and support for patients and their families
  • Consultations with nutritionists 

(888) 321-DOCS

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with a palliative care team member, call (888) 321-3627.

Representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your call.