Cancer + Hydration: The Simple Benefits of Drinking EZ Water*
Staying hydrated is a simple but powerful way to keep your body functioning at its best! In fact, hydration is the optimum way to keep your cells and mitochondria energized so that your body can properly perform chemical reactions necessary to keep you healthy (ie hormone balance, normal cellular replication, etc).
Supporting hydration levels that meet your body's needs is important in all walks of life, especially when facing cancer treatment. DIVINIA, being EZ water, makes it ideal simply because it contains no plastics, hormones, pollutants, chemicals, salts, additives, or any other ingredients that may interact with medication. When your body's defenses are low, clean/EZ water might be a great choice because there is nothing your body has to 'fight off' or process.
Here is a comprehensive article from WebMD in regards to simple hydration and cancer treatment:
Cancer Treatment: Make Sure You Get Enough Water
Medically Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on December 09, 2021
Cancer Treatment and Dehydration
How to Avoid Dehydration
Signs of Dehydration
When to Call the Doctor
When you're going through cancer treatment, it’s important that you don’t get dehydrated. That's when your body loses more fluid than you take in. When there isn’t enough water in your system, it can't work the way it should. Fluid has many jobs in your body. It:
Controls your heart rate and your blood pressure
Keeps your body temperature steady
Removes toxins and waste
Carries nutrients and oxygen around your body
Protects organs, tissues, and joints
Cancer Treatment and Dehydration Your treatment can lead to dehydration in several ways:
Side effects like vomiting and diarrhea can make you lose a lot of fluid. Medications, surgery, radiation therapy, or even the foods you eat with your treatment can cause it.
Chemotherapy can dry you out.
A high temperature can lead to dehydration. When you're being treated for cancer, you have a chance for developing an infection that can cause a fever
How to Avoid Dehydration Make sure you drink enough water before, during, and after your treatment:
Sip all day. It isn’t enough to drink water when you’re parched. You can get dehydrated and never feel thirsty. Some health experts suggest at least 8 glasses of liquid a day, even more if you have diarrhea or vomiting. Ask your doctor how much sounds right for you.
Try other liquids. If water doesn't do it for you, try something else. Milk, juice, sports drinks, and decaf coffee or tea all count as fluids. Sometimes, drinks with ice are easier to swallow.
Foods count, too. Soups, frozen pops, gelatins, fruits, and vegetables all have liquids. Choose foods with high water content, like watermelon, lettuce, and broccoli.
Suck on ice chips. If you can't stomach the idea of drinking or eating, try ice chips. A few at a time will give you a little liquid. It takes a lot to add up to a glass of water, but every little bit helps.
Keep track. It's hard to know how much liquid is coming in and going out unless you measure it. Log how many ounces you drink, and record how many times you throw up or have diarrhea. This will help if you have to call your doctor about symptoms.
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