Drinking Water With Kidney Problems
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Renal Diet Tips
Drinking water with kidney problems can be tricky. It is, unfortunately, easy to drink too much or too little. That’s Jen Hernandez, Registered Dietician and Board-certified renal dietician, is here with her top 3 tips.
Know How Much Water You Need
Every single person, regardless of kidney problems, has a different fluid requirement. Why? Because we are all unique! An excellent place to start is taking your weight (in pounds) and dividing it in half. That number becomes your estimated daily estimated fluid requirement in ounces.
Ask Your Healthcare Professional About Fluid Restriction
Some people with kidney problems, specifically those in the later stages, may need to restrict their fluid intake due to a possible fluid imbalance. Your healthcare provider and your renal dietician will explain any necessary restrictions.
Teas, coffee, soda ect… They may taste great but they probably aren’t the best fluid source. Water comes without additional sugar, fat, phosphorus, or potassium!
The Take Away
Always speak with a qualified healthcare professional regarding drinking water with kidney problems.
Thank you for the info! I now have an important question for my Nephrologist,he rated me a 3@One half out of 5.I just assumed drink a lot more water!
I’m stage 5 how much water should I drink
I was given water pills
Dr said they were for the swelling of my legs, Is this good for me.i want to know what kind of food is good for me.
Hello! We always suggest speaking with a healthcare professional regarding what you can and cannot eat. Additionally, you may find a renal dietician very helpful! They specialize in creating meal plans for people with kidney problems. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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