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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How Much Water Should People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Drink

2013-03-21 10:59

How Much Water Should People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Drink  Recently, some patients with PKD say they heard drinking a lot of water is able to help reduce their kidney cysts. Is this true? If so, how much water should people with Polycystic Kidney Disease drink one daily?

Until now, no researches have already proven that the more water people with PKD drinks everyday, the better their condition, but the one thing we can confirm is that drinking correct amount of water is indeed good for these patients’ health. Individuals have a great difference in water need. For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, there are mainly two situations.

How much water should people with Polycystic Kidney Disease drink?

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.

If the patient can’t urinate normally or he has begun dialysis, he should decrease the amount of water drinking everyday so as to reduce the burden on his kidney. 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. For these patients, correct amount of water is recommended to drink everyday. According to patients’ specific condition, the doctor will suggest right amount of water for them.

Now, we have known the answer of today’s question-how much water should people with Polycystic Kidney Disease drink. If your urination is abnormal, you can consult online to confirm the detailed water drinking amount every day.

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