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Did you know… Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to combat potential side effects brought on by IVIg therapy.

 

Hydration_Therapy_Chronic_Conditions_Best_QualityWhy?

The process of infusing immune globulin proteins into the blood causes fluids to shift in the body. This sudden shift can lead to headaches.

What you can do

Proper hydration ensures the shift in bodily fluids is less dramatic, which helps to minimize headaches. Hydration is also important for healthy veins, since dehydration can prevent successful venous access.

How you can do it

Hydration should always be top of mind for patients receiving IVIg therapy—especially during the three days preceding and following an infusion treatment. We recommend drinking six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.

How we can help

It’s important to consult your healthcare provider before modifying your diet or fluid intake.

Learn more: Contact an ARJ nurse to learn how to incorporate more water into your daily routine.

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