dehydration

Diarrhoea and the Butt

If it’s not constipation then your treatment often involves the opposite, diarrhoea. More frequent bowel motions and diarrhoea are common for cancer patients due to the cancer or its treatment. Inform your medical team as soon as you have the first signs of diarrhoea. They can advise you on how to manage your situation and recommend medication. Severe diarrhoea can …

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Hydration during the colder months

Our hydration needs do not change much during the cooler months. Your body still loses water through sweating, sweating, breathing and urinating no matter which season it is. If you feel thirsty, have dry mouth, are light-headed, cannot focus well, feel tired or notice your skin is dry, then you need to drink more water. To function …

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Manage your Diarrhoea

If it’s not constipation then your treatment often involves the opposite, diarrhoea. More frequent bowel motions and diarrhoea are common for cancer patients due to the cancer or its treatment. Inform your medical team as soon as you have the first signs of diarrhoea. They can advise you on how to manage your situation and recommend medication. Severe diarrhoea can make …

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Water intake is important

Dehydration can sneak up on a cancer patient especially if you have nausea or diarrhoea. Water is extremely important for our bodies to function properly, to maintain the bodies temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. The smallest degree of water loss can impair our physical and mental wellbeing. Check the colour of your urine, colourless or light yellow …

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Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Hydralyte is the best thing to ensure that you replenish all of your electrolytes back into your body if you are dehydrated. You might not be drinking enough fluids during illness and things get off-balance.  Some of the signs of dehydration can be increased thirst, decreased urine output and feeling lethargic. To function correctly, your body needs …

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