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My recent blood test shows that I am a kidney disease patient with GFR 27. I’m just searching on “ is kidney disease related to dehydration?” Could you give me an answer and explanation.
Answer: After seeing your question, I discussed with other kidney experts for a more authoritative answer. Finally, our conclusion is that there is an interaction between kidney disease and dehydration.
What is dehydration?
Dehydration refers that there is too much water lost. It occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in. And a host of signs will present, such as excessive thirst, dry mouth, no appetite, sluggish, little or no urine and so on.
Overview of your kidney disease’s condition.
Your GFR 27 indicates that you are in the Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. In view of this condition, your kidney function has severe decline and impaired kidneys fail to work adequately.
The relationship of kidney disease and dehydration
In order to manage kidney function, patients should have strict water restriction, thus dehydration occurs. Moreover, patients with impaired renal tubules lose the ability of reabsorption, and though patients don’t drink, they can also discharge a large amount of dilute urine. In this case, if patients do not pay attention to the supplement of water, it can cause renal ischemia which can increase damage to kidneys.
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