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How Can I Avoid Fluid Balance Problems?

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source: Amyloidosis.org.uk (National Amyloidosis Centre)

year: 2015

summary/abstract:

Many patients with AL amyloidosis should limit their fluid intake. This advice is extremely important but is often overlooked. Fluid intake should be steady and should usually not exceed 1.5 liters per day. Patients receiving chemotherapy for other conditions that are not AL amyloidosis are often told to “drink plenty” to avoid dehydration. But in AL amyloidosis, this well-meaning advice is inappropriate and can prove dangerous.

Fluid excess can be avoided by careful attention to the 3 Ds:

• Diet

• Diuretics

• Daily weights

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