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How Much Water Can Take during Dialysis Treatment

2015-02-24 16:15

How Much Water Can Take during Dialysis TreatmentIn generally, the healthy body normally needs up eight glasses of water a day to maintain fluid balance in body. For patients with end stage of chronic kidney disease, these normal amounts of water will build up in the body and causes many symptoms and complications to patients.

Fluid restriction in hemodialysis

The proper fluid restriction can help you feel more comfortable during dialysis. Even though dialysis can get rid of excess fluid and waste in the body, it is not effective as the health kidneys. Dialysis can eliminate the excess fluid and wastes from your body that your kidneys cannot remove. Excess fluid will cause swelling and increase your blood pressure, which makes your heart work harder. Too much fluid will build up in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.

Fluid restriction in peritoneal dialysis

People who are on peritoneal dialysis may not be as limited with their fluids as people on hemodialysis. This is because that peritoneal dialysis are performed every day. However patients who are on peritoneal dialysis can lead to some complications like swelling, shortness of breath as well as high blood pressure.

As a matter of fact, the fluid restriction is different from one to another, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible, otherwise, it will lead to uncontrollable condition.

In order to alleviate thirst condition for you, here are some suggestions you can follow.

It is necessary to limit the amount of sodium and spicy foods in your diet.

In daily life you should keep away from foods that contains hidden fluids. Foods that is high in water are ice cream, watermelon.

If you happen to have diabetes, you also should keep blood glucose levels under control, because high glucose level in body can lead to thirst.

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