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How does drinking plenty of fluids combat cancer-related fatigue?

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A minimum of eight cups of fluid per day will prevent dehydration. (That's 64 oz., 2 quarts or 1 half-gallon). Fluids can include juice, milk, broth, milkshakes, gelatin, and other beverages. Of course, water is fine, too. Beverages containing caffeine do NOT count; they can act as diuretics. Keep in mind that you'll need more fluids if you have treatment side effects such as vomiting or diarrhea. In warm climates, 96 ounces of fluids should be the minimum daily intake.

From: Cancer-Related Fatigue WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 22, 2017

SOURCE: National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 22, 2017

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