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How Much Water Can I Drink on Dialysis

2015-02-01 17:10

How Much Water Can I Drink on DialysisPatients who are on dialysis may have limitations on the water intake, in this situation, patients want to know how much water can they drink on dialysis.

First, it is necessary to know is limitation on water intake helpful for your health.

Fluid restriction help you feel more comfortable during or after dialysis. Although dialysis can remove out excess fluid and wastes products out of body, it is not as effective as health kidneys, most of people on dialysis get dialysis three times a week, if patients drink too much water, and the damage kidneys or dialysis can not eliminate the extra water properly, and your body holds on excess fluid and it will increase the workload of the kidneys. If you drink much more water than the recommended fluid allowance can cause swelling and increase your blood pressure, which makes your heart work harder. And too much fluid in the body will get into lungs with blood flow, making it difficult to breathe.

If patients consume too much fluid, it will lead to some complications on patients, such as high blood pressure, shortness of breath, heart problem.

Or regard of this, patients need to limit the water intake during or after dialysis, and then, how much water can patients drink on dialysis mainly depends on individuals, such as urine output, weight gain between treatments, edema are considered. if you are on dialysis, you should keep you weight in record everyday, if you suffer from weight again suddenly, it means that you are drinking too much water. If you want to know more details about the water intake, you can talk with it our online doctors or send email to

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