At two recent oncology nursing conferences, we conducted a simple hydration poll of some of the nurses. Here are the questions and their average responses:
How essential is proper hydration for chemotherapy recovery and healing? (On a scale of 0 to 10 - with 10 being "Essential") Their response? 9 out of 10 said it was Essential!
- What percentage of chemo patients who are experiencing metallic taste do not drink enough water during treatments and recovery? Their response? 9 out of 10 said 100% of their patients experiencing metallic taste do not drink enough water.
Our conclusion? Proper hydration is essential to optimal healing and recovery! How many chemo and radiation patients who are experiencing metallic taste are not drinking enough water? Most!
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What are the consequences of dehydration during Chemo?
The possible consequences of dehydration during chemotherapy and radiation treatments and recovery from them vary from mild (headaches) to life threatening (major organ damage). These consequences arise because the body does not have the water it needs to sustain all its functions for optimal performance and to cleanse itself of any chemotherapy drugs. The consequences include:
- Headaches, dizziness or lightheadedness
- Heart palpitations
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unsafe toxicity levels of the chemo drug in the body -- which can adversely affect any body organ or system including, the liver, kidney, bones, etc.
- Hospitalization in order to receive saline IV infusions
- Delayed sequence for future treatments
- Neutropenic Fever (an emergency condition involving dangerously low white blood cell counts)
- Hospitalization for the adverse affect on body organs or systems
For all of the above reasons, getting and staying properly hydrated is vital to your recovery and healing.
Why is dehydration so common for Chemo & Radiation Patients?
Unfortunately, chemotherapy and radiation patients can easily become dehydrated because of either: (a) lack of water intake or (b) excessive water loss. Lack of water intake arises when patients do not enjoy water because it tastes metallic/metal, sour, salty, acidic and bad taste in the mouth (which is a common side effect of chemotherapy). Excessive water loss can arise from diarrhea, vomiting, and fever that frequently accompany chemotherapy treatments.
Why is hydration so essential during Chemo and Radiation?
During chemotherapy and radiation treatments and recovery, it is important for your body to perform at optimal levels in order to: (a) cleanse itself of any chemotherapy drugs; (b) maintain its immune system; and (c) restore and maintain proper body functions. When your body does not get the water that all of its systems need for optimal performance, it must ration water between the various body functions. This means the systems getting less water than needed cannot function perfectly -- and it means that you will begin to suffer in some way. It only takes a small water shortage to produce significant symptoms and consequences – as little as a 2% lose in body weight (typically, a couple bottles of water).
What are the symptoms of dehydration?
There are many symptoms of dehydration depending upon how the body is rationing water and the severity of the water shortage. Surprisingly, thirst is usually not the first symptom. In fact, as we grow older, the thirst response becomes diminished. Dehydration symptoms can include:
How much water do you need to drink?
There is no simple answer to this question. The Mayo Clinic reports that your body typically loses 2.5 liters (84.5 ounces) of water per day as it cleanses and cools/heats itself. Typical food intake replaces .5 liters (16.9 ounces) per day, which means the typical person needs to drink 2.0 liters (67.6 ounces) per day of water and other beverages to properly hydrate the body. Thus, the Mayo Clinic and American Society of Clinical Oncology suggest the average, healthy person drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. This equals four bottles of Aqua Delight per day. Please seek the advice of your medical professional if you are unsure how much water you should be drinking.
What have people reported after drinking Aqua Delight?
People who have regularly consumed Aqua Delight are reporting that it does not have any metallic or foul taste. They enjoy drinking it – and it’s pure, smooth, refreshing taste! They have also experienced:
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If you would like more information about hydration and dehydration, visit the following websites:
American Cancer Society – Dehydration generally
American Society of Clinical Oncology – Importance of Hydration
Mayo Clinic – Dehydration Symptoms
Mayo Clinic – How much Water to Drink? (be sure to read both pages)
Nat'l Institute of Health -- Dehydration: Causes, Symptoms, Tests, Treatments, etc.