CKD: Should I Drink Much Water or Little Water
“doctor, I am a chronic kidney disease patient. Should i drink much water or little water? I am confused , please help me. Thank you!”
Answer: how much water you take depends on your body needs and your urine quantity. Normally, the right amount of water intake is urine quantity +500ml. But it always changes according to your body needs. If there is much water builds up in your body, you need to reduce fluid intake. Otherwise, you are suggested drink more. Besides water, you should take your foods into consideration. For example, if you take foods that contains fluids, such as porridge, you should minus the fluids in it.
As you said, you are a CKD patients, but only this information cannot help doctors to find out the water intake for you. If you want a precise answer, you’d better send your medical report to our expert’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some tips on water intake for patients with kidney disease. And I hope they are helpful for you.
1. Medical condition: kidney function is in normal range. But patients suffer from blood urine or foamy urine. In such medical condition, patients are suggested to take 1800ml water.
2. Medical condition: severe protein urine, edema in legs or even through out your body, diabetic kidney disease etc. If you are suffer from one of the mentioned condition, you are suggested to take a low salt and low water diet. The water amount you drink should be less than you discharge, until your swellings disappear.
3. Medical condition: acute kidney failure. No urine with dialysis, shortness of breath, congestive heart-failure. If you are have one or more of the condition above, please talk to your doctor and control the amount of water and salt you take strictly.
All in all, water plays a significant role in your body and kidneys health. Taking the right amount of water, instead of drinking less or more, is a good choice.