Staying hydrated is very important while you're receiving breast cancer treatment. Experts say that drinking 64 to 96 ounces of water a day will keep you hydrated. That sounds like a lot, but it's only about 8 to 12 glasses (8 ounces each) of water. And while this number has been questioned by some researchers, most doctors agree that most people don't drink enough water. So aim for 8 glasses. If you're having side effects such as diarrhea or vomiting because of your treatment, you may need to drink more than this. Talk to your doctor about how much water makes sense for you.
You shouldn't rely on feeling thirsty to tell if you're getting enough water. You may not feel thirsty until you've already lost quite a bit of water, so try to drink throughout the day. An easy way to tell if you're getting enough water is to look at the color of your urine. If your urine is pale to clear, you're probably getting enough water. If it's dark, it's more concentrated, which means you are becoming de...
Dehydration is a condition that happens when your body loses more fluid than you take in. This means that your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to function normally.
The symptoms of mild dehydration are:
dry, sticky mouth
decreased urine output
few or no tears when crying
Severe dehydration, which is considered a medical emergency can cause:
irritability or confusion
lack of sweating
low blood pressure
Staying hydrated is very important while you're receiving breast cancer treatment. Chemotherapy can cause dehydration. But other treatment side effects, such as vomiting and diarrhea, can cause you to become dehydrated, too.
Talk to your doctor immediately if you have any of the symptoms of severe dehydration. Together you can deal with the underlying cause of your dehydration.
Experts say that drinking 64-96 ounces of water a day will keep you hydrated....
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