The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without fluid. Water is so important for human beings to live. However, is drinking lots of water good for CKD patients?
CKD patients are usually suggested to drink more water, that is because it can be beneficial. Drinking more water can help patients with CKD lower creatinine levels, avoid kidney stones, kidney infections and dehydration to a certain degree. However, it is not appropriate for each case. If CKD patients have symptoms like high blood pressure and swelling, then drinking lots of water can worsen the condition, what is more, to limit water intake will be required.
Speaking of the limit to water intake, some CKD patients are wondering how much water should patients drink. According to GFR (glomerular filtration rate) level, CKD is divided into five stages. How much water they should drink is associated with the CKD stages. So you are welcomed to choose the way you like (email us to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly talk to online doctor) to tell which CKD stage you are in, our experts will give you the medical advises and corresponding diet suggestions. Here we will take stage 4 CKD for an example.
Recent researches point that the water intake for patients with renal failure is the amount that their urine output in the previous day adds 500~700 ml of water. This amount can not only help patients prevent dehydration also reduce the workload on their kidney. Therefore, this needs patients to measure their urine output everyday. Once CKD patients begin dialysis treatment, the limit to water intake will be different.
So drinking lots of water is not good for CKD patients, drinking right amount of water must be necessary. A healthy diet for CKD patients is important, but not enough to stop the development of condition effectively and reverse the condition further. If you are also interested in other natural CKD treatments, also feel free to let us know, we are glad to help.
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