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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Fluids
Fluids and sickness
Answer: This advice is time honored and while it may not be especially important, it certainly
won't harm you. Increasing the fluid intake is helpful to avoid volume depletion, which is always a
complicating factor in system disease. It also helps treat urinary infections, constipation, etc.
Whether it increases lymphatic flow and subsequently decreases the disease course has really
never been effectively tested.