Drinking much or less fluid temporarily will cause no serious harms to our body. However, for dialysis patients, they must control their fluid intake strictly, as both excess fluid intake and less fluid intake will produce bad influence on their illness condition. However, how much water can a dialysis patient drink a day? If you have any question please ask our ONLINE DOCTOR directly for free.
How much water to drink with kidney dialysis?
Kidneys play a crucial role for maintaining fluid balance in the body. When kidneys are affected badly, their ability to expel excess fluid will decrease, so exact fluid intake depends on special illness condition very much. Drinking too much water will cause increase of body weight. For dialysis patients, the increase of body weight between two dialysis is usually suggested to be the 3%-5% of the dry body weight and no more than 7%.
Fluid intake is just one of the aspects that dialysis patients need to pay attention to. In reality, aside from it, there are many factors that need to be paid extra attention by dialysis patients:
Adjust potassium intake, phosphorus intake and sodium intake. Although dialysis helps to discharge excess electrolyte, sometimes dialysis is insufficient and electrolyte imbalance still exist after dialysis. Exact potassium intake, sodium intake and phosphorus intake depends on exact illness condition; Try to ingest more protein, as some protein are always filtered out during dialysis. Usually, 1.2grams of protein per pound of body weight a day is suggested.
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