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Can Drinking Too Much Water Lead to Kidney Damage

2015-03-25 15:29

Can Drinking Too Much Water Lead to Kidney DamageMany people recognized water as the thing which quench one's thirst. In fact, water is the source of our lives, all activities of human being can not live without water. Water is the important carrier to transferring all kinds of nutrition to tissues, and it is necessary for the metabolism of human body. Keeping enough water intake is important for the normal running of human body. Why there are some statements that refers to drinking too much water lead to kidney damage ?

kidneys are the main organs for excreting toxins, the insufficient water intake can lead to the toxins retention. At this time, water is benefit to kidneys. however, too much waster intake can lead to water-electrolyte disorder, disturbing the normal running of human body. For renal disease patients, the water intake is limited for it can cause kidney metabolism burden and worsen edema condition, accumulating kidney fibrosis progression. Then how much water intake is good for us.

Generally speaking, eight glass of water(about 1500ml) is proper for human body. The water intake should be decided by the specific physical conditions and constitution of human body.

For common people, much water intake would not cause damage to kidneys tissues except for the increased urination. But for patients with edema, heat failure, kidney failure and so on, much water intake, even the normal water intake can cause further damage to their functions. In addition, for heat stroke, cystitis, constipation, and dry skin patients, much water intake can remit their symptoms, patients with cold can lower their fever through much water intake, pregnant women and people exercises more also should drink much water.

All in all, the water intake is influenced by many factors, and the proper water intake is good for protecting kidney functions. As for the kinds and time for drinking water, you can know them through contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to kidneyfailuretreat@hotmail.com, we will reply you within 24 hours.

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