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Water is the source of life. For healthy people, drinking eight cups of water daily is beneficial for the body health. However, is it still safe and health for people with polycystic kidney disease? Indeed, drinking too much water can increase the workload on the kidneys when the renal cysts enlarge. Well then, how much water should you drink with PKD?
Actually, the amount of water intake should change along with your illness condition. And the water intake should also associate with your urine output. Generally speaking, when If the patient’s urination is normal, 4000ml of water one daily is usually recommended for these patients to keep urine volume range in 2000-2500ml, so more toxins and wastes will be removed from the body and give the kidney a clean internal environment. For these patients, drinking enough water can help treat their medical disease to some extent.
In addition, how much you can drink water you should needs to depend the size of renal cysts. When kidney cysts grow out of nephron and begin to damage the kidney surrounding tissues and cells, the amount of water should be reduced to large extent. In this case, you should discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider or Online Doctor. And they will provide a professional guidance to you.
Except for the mentioned above, there is other things you should pay attention. In advanced stages of PKD, dialysis may be needed. At the same time, dialysis patients should also limited the water intake. The reason is that in this time, large part or nearly all of kidney function has lost and the kidney can’t remove excessive water, wastes and toxins from the body via urine. Correct amount of water intake can help reduce the burden of kidneys.
Through the above analysis, we can see that drinking too much water is harmful for you overall healthy if you have Polycystic Kidney Disease. If you have something unclear, please leave a message to email@example.com and we will provide more relate info.
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