Fluids re IV in Friedreichs Ataxia

Fluids via IV for people with Friedreich’s ataxia
Receiving fluids via IV (intravenously) is common practice during medical procedures. For example, people receive fluids via IV during surgery, labour, and in medical emergencies. For people with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), some factors have to be taken into consideration when receiving fluids via IV. Along with our medical advisors, Ataxia UK has written a leaflet about receiving fluids via IV for people with FA.