Should You Drink A Lot of Water with Stage 4 CKD
Water is essential for every one. But the intake of water will be different for patients at different stage of kidney diseases. Here we will talk about whether patients with stage 4 CKD should drink a lot of water, hoping it could be helpful.
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At the early stage of Chronic Kidney Disease, in general, kidney disease patients will be recommended to drink more water to help remove the wastes and toxins out of body by urinating, and prevent kidney stones happening. The limitation to water will be needed once there has severe edema or oliguria. You can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the free medical advices from our experts when changes in urine output happen.
So, if patients with stage 4 CKD are suffering from severe water, then they should not drink lots of water, what is more, the water intake should be limited. In general, stage 4 CKD patients will not experience oliguria, in that case, the limitation to water intake is not needed. If there is no neither severe edema nor oliguria, it does not mean patients with stage 4 CKD can drink a lot of water.
Stage 4 CKD means the severe reduction of kidney function, the kidneys are not able to process a lot of water at this stage. So it is ok for patients with stage 4 CKD drink normal amount of water (about 1.5L/day).
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