Diabetic Nephropathy Diet

Many diabetic nephropathy patients have edema or frequent urine, so they think they should reduce water intake to relieve the symptoms. However, at the same time, they often feel thirsty. What should they do? How much water should they drin

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How Much Water Should a Diabetic Nephropathy Patient Drink

2014-04-21 02:34

How Much Water Should a Diabetic Nephropathy Patient DrinkMany diabetic nephropathy patients have edema or frequent urine, so they think they should reduce water intake to relieve the symptoms. However, at the same time, they often feel thirsty. What should they do? How much water should they drink?

Neither too much or too little water intake is right. Both of the actions are dangerous.

The bad effects of plenty of water

High blood pressure: Because of high level of blood glucose, water will be absorbed from the tissues around blood vessels. So if you drink plenty of water, the blood volume would be large, resulting in high blood pressure and even affecting your heart.

Swelling: When you get DN, the damaged kidneys cannot discharge excess fluid from the body. Water retention will finally lead to swelling.

The bad effects of little water

Firstly, I want to make you clear that the root cause of frequent urine is high blood glucose but water. Because of DN, high blood sugar is forced to be filtered by kidneys. During the process, large amounts of water is carried with. Therefore, frequent urine occurs.

From what I mentioned above, we can see that, if DN patients are limited to take water , excessive sugar and toxins will not be discharged effectively. In that case, drinking little water is also bad for DN patients.

What’s more , if you have a fever, vomiting, diarrhea or sweating, you should take more water.

Balance drinking water

Normally, average water intake suggested for DN patients is 2500ml per day. Boiled water or mineral water can be chosen, but sugar content drinks should be restricted. Soy bean milk is a favorable choice.

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