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Tip 1: Stay Hydrated

Dr. Rob October 30, 2023

Proper hydration is paramount for individuals with sickle cell disease. Dehydration can lead to the thickening of the blood, increasing the risk of painful crises. Sickle cells are more likely to clump together in dehydrated conditions, obstructing blood flow and causing pain.

To stay well-hydrated, aim to drink at least eight glasses of water daily, and adjust your intake based on factors like activity level and climate. It’s crucial to pay attention to your body’s signals and drink water even before feeling thirsty.


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