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Why is it important to stay hydrated if you have polycythemia vera?

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Staying hydrated is important for everyone – -- and it's especially key if you have polycythemia vera. When you drink enough fluids, it helps to keep your blood from becoming too thick.

SOURCES:

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Polycythemia Vera."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Polycythemia Vera."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Polycythemia Vera."

Bloodwise.org: "Polycythemia Vera."

Mayo Clinic: "Polycythemia Vera."

University of Iowa Health Care: "Polycythemia Vera."

National Library of Medicine.

CancerCare.org: "Managing Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera."

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Polycythemia Vera Fact Sheet."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Polycythemia Vera."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Polycythemia Vera."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Polycythemia Vera."

Bloodwise.org: "Polycythemia Vera."

Mayo Clinic: "Polycythemia Vera."

University of Iowa Health Care: "Polycythemia Vera."

National Library of Medicine.

CancerCare.org: "Managing Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera."

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Polycythemia Vera Fact Sheet."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 18, 2019

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