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How Much Fluid Intake Is Ok for Dialysis Patients

2013-01-01 16:54

DialysisMaybe you care about the fluid intake for renal dialysis patients. The fluid intake is very important and necessary to people, however, once kidney disease patients begin to take dialysis, is there any special requirements for the fluid intake?

One of the main functions of the kidneys is to balance fluid in the body. Once the condition develops Kidney Failure, the commonest problem is being unable to get rid of excess water. The fluid overload causes high blood pressure and even heart disease. If the water content of the body reaches very high levels, swelling appears. Eventually, if not treated, the excess fluid will settle in the lungs, causing a life-threatening condition called pulmonary oedema. At this time, dialysis seems to be necessary to help Kidney Failure patients get rid of the excess water.

There is no doubt that dialysis patients to regulate fluid intake. There's no avoiding the fact that dealing with fluid restriction can be difficult at times. To keep thirst under control, gargling with ice cold water, sucking an ice cube, or chewing gum can be helpful. Salt and salty foods should, of course, be limited if not avoided. The goal of fluid restriction is to help feel comfortable before, during and after the dialysis sessions. The daily fluid intake recommendation for each dialysis patient varies a great deal. Generally speaking, the more urine a patient produces, the more fluid they can drink. You can click here The Water Intake for Dialysis Patients to know more. Also the nursing staff at your Unit will give you individual advice.

People on peritoneal dialysis (PD) may not be as limited with their fluids as people on hemodialysis. This is because PD treatments are performed every day, unlike hemodialysis, which is done several times a week. However, patients on PD are encouraged to keep track of their fluid intake and the amount of fluid removed in their dialysis exchanges. If you still have any follow-up questions about the fluid intake for dialysis patients, we will always be here helping you.

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