For patients on dialysis, water intake is usually restricted or limited. Although kidneys can not eliminate the extra fluid effectively, patients still need to drink proper amount of water to keep body healthy. While, having too much fluid can causes problems, some of which are serious. What is proper water intake for dialysis patients? Now, this article will explain it in details.
First of all, patients have to make it clear that what happens if patients drink too much water.
1, swelling in your ankles and feet.
Swelling in your body is because of water retention in your body. Since protein, a substances to capture water in our blood, is leak into urine. Without protein in your body, the extra water will leak into body tissues around in your body, because of gravity, water will deposit in your ankles and feet. Besides, extra fluid will also get into lung, resulting in swollen in lungs and shortness of breath.
2, Weakened heart muscle and heart failure
Long term of too fluid in lungs will cause heart muscle to be stretched, which causes heart failure easily.
Muscle cramps during dialysis, headaches and vomiting also the contributors for serious consequences of too much water intake during dialysis.
Since we know the serious consequences of drinking too fluid during dialysis, patients need to know how much water can patients drink?
Your daily fluid limits depend on how much urine you can make. If patents do not make urine then you need to limit your water intake strictly. As this is a personal treatment, how much can patients drink under the guidance of doctors. If you want to know more details, contact our online doctor directly or add whatsApp/Viber/Wecat+8618203203537 to know more details.
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