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Let me ask you two questions firstly: How many glasses of water do you drink every day? And how many times do you go to the bathroom? For common people, they may not care too much about it. They can drink water when feeling thirsty, and go

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3 Types of Kidney Patients Should Limit Water Intake, Otherwise the Disease May Get Worse

2018-04-19 03:40

Let me ask you two questions firstly: How many glasses of water do you drink every day? And how many times do you go to the bathroom?

For common people, they may not care too much about it. They can drink water when feeling thirsty, and go the bathroom when there is an urge.

 

3 Types of Kidney Patients Should Limit Water Intake, Otherwise the Disease May Get Worse

But for kidney patients, importance should be attached to these two aspects. Kidney is an important detoxification organ and also organ to produce urine. When kidney function is impaired, the kidneys are not able to regulate water, electrolytes and pH adequately so as to trigger a series of complications, such as swelling, high blood pressure, increased or reduced urine, which can worsen kidney damage further.

Then how much water is appropriate for renal patients to drink without putting extra stress on kidneys?

Firstly, for most renal patients, they can drink water normally, but need to control it into 1500-2000 ml per day. For some renal patients, they can not drink when they want. They need to restrict water intake.

The following three types of renal patients should control water intake. Are you belong to them?

 

3 Types of Kidney Patients Should Limit Water Intake, Otherwise the Disease May Get Worse

1. patients with severe swelling

Swelling is a typical symptom of kidney disease. It mainly results from water retention in body. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they are more likely to have such a symptom. Therefore, to prevent edema from getting worse and reduce kidney burden, water intake should be reduced during treatment for swelling.

Water intake volume is usually the previous urine volume plus 500 ml water. Note: keep and measure your urine in the previous day.

 

3 Types of Kidney Patients Should Limit Water Intake, Otherwise the Disease May Get Worse

2. patients with less or no urine

For kidney failure patients or uremic patients, with the worsening of kidney function, urine output will decrease gradually or stop eventually. At this time, there is no restriction on water intake. But if you have swelling or elevated blood pressure, water should be limited.

 

3 Types of Kidney Patients Should Limit Water Intake, Otherwise the Disease May Get Worse

3. patients who have started dialysis

For this type of renal patients, they have lose over 80% of renal function so that they can live on dialysis to filter out the excess water and wastes from body. In order to go through dialysis fluently, it is necessary to limit water intake in case of damaging concentration of dialysate. How much water you can drink depends on your dialysis condition and dry weight.

 

3 Types of Kidney Patients Should Limit Water Intake, Otherwise the Disease May Get Worse

As to the water consumption, no matter you are common people or renal patients, you should pay attention to these two points: Do not drink too less water and do no hold urine.

In the beginning of article, I asked you two questions. Have you found the answers?

For healthy people, 1500-2000ml water intake can satisfy the need of body. With less water intake, your urine color may be dark and yellow, while the normal urine color is light yellow.

Kidney is an organ to produce urine. Only when you drink plenty of water can kidney produce urine to discharge the excess substances from body. If you drink little water, the kidney can not produce urine so that toxins build up in body, which put extra stress on kidneys and cause kidney damage.

 

3 Types of Kidney Patients Should Limit Water Intake, Otherwise the Disease May Get Worse

For some people, due to some reasons, they can not drink plenty of water and meanwhile always holding urine, this can cause kidney damage easily. What is worse, holding urine can cause urinary tract infections and cause kidney damage. If you do not have kidney disease, pay attention.

From the above, we can see that drink less water and holding urine can do a lot of harm to kidneys. No matter you are kidney patients or not, you had better give up that habits. For more information on kidney disease, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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