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How much fluid should I be drinking to keep my kidneys healthy?

How much fluid should I be drinking to keep my kidneys healthy?

1 1/2 to 2 quarts: You should drink one and one-half to two quarts of fluid daily. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Besides keeping glucose under control, what to do to keep kidneys healthy? Is drinking too much fluids bad for kidneys because they work harder?

Besides keeping glucose under control, what  to do to keep kidneys healthy? Is drinking too much fluids bad for kidneys because they work harder?

Kidney health : Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two major causes of kidney failure - by far. So keeping blood sugar and blood pressure under control will go a long way to protecting your kidneys! watching salt intake can help control blood pressure. Exercise helps with both blood sugar and blood pressure control. Kidney patients on dialysis may be restricted as to their fluid intake. Good luck. Lgromko. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much fluid/ water put strain on kidneys, making them work harder? In general what to do keep kidneys healthy?

Does drinking too much fluid/ water put strain on kidneys, making them work harder? In general what to do keep kidneys healthy?

Not usually.: A normal healthy person without any underlying kidney disease does a pretty good job of balancing all the water and electrolytes going through the body. Uncommonly, a long distance runner can drink too much water to the point of dangerously low sodium. Eating well and exercising - anything to help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure - will help keep the kidneys healthy! ...Read more

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Can minocycline damage kidneys? Have on and off back pain. I Drink plenty of fluids & eat healthy. Few members of my family have HBP & kidney issues.

Can minocycline damage kidneys? Have on and off back pain. I  Drink plenty of fluids & eat healthy. Few members of my family have HBP & kidney issues.

Unlikely, antibiotic: with most common problems being bacterial resistance, selecting for antibiotic resistant bacteria. Study: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minocycline & http://www.rxlist.com/minocin-capsules-drug.htm. Real cranberries, daily, (trial & error best individual dosage) have a much better track record of helping prevent bladder infections, long term, than any of the Rx antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you drink Starbucks coffee with one kidney ? I was born like that I've lived 19 healthy years I Bearly found out I only have one

Can you drink Starbucks coffee with one kidney ? I was born like that I've lived 19 healthy years I Bearly found out I only have one

Yes: Yes, you can drink coffee with only one kidney. Drinking coffee will have no effect on your kidney health. Please enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it bad for health to drink sparkling water? I like it a lot, but i recently heard it can cause stones in the kidney. Is this statement true?

See below: I have never heard that soda water causes stones, but I do know you can get calciferous stones, so if you are drinking a heavy mineral water i guess it could. Large amounts of unabsorbed calcium can cause stones. ...Read more

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What could show up on bloodwork if youre retaining fluids?Is it liver or kidneys? I don't drink, a letter said i gotta call them asap, what could it be?

What could show up on bloodwork if youre retaining fluids?Is it liver or kidneys? I don't drink, a letter said i gotta call them asap, what could it be?

Go see your doctor: Looks like you're taking a number of medications. Both statins ; Acetaminophen can affect your liver. Celebrex (celecoxib) and advil can affect your kidneys (shouldn't take both together in any given day). Both kidney ; liver damage can cause fluid retention but so can heart failure (which can show up in blood tests, too). Bottom line: go see your doc ; tell him/her every otc ; prescription med you're taking. ...Read more

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Why is it important to drink lots of fluid while treating a kidney infection?

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 Why is it important to drink lots of fluid while treating a kidney infection?

Here are some...: Drinking a lot of fluid will naturally induce more urine production so to fill up urinary bladder faster for peeing more often, thus to greatly decrease the duration for the offending germs to duplicate and grow. Of course, the bladder ability to empty also plays an important role to enhance germ elimination. More on healthy issues? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... Best... ...Read more

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How much fluid for kidney stone prevention? Shouldn't it be based on your weight vs how many ounces you drink?

How much fluid for kidney stone prevention? Shouldn't it be based on your weight vs how many ounces you drink?

Not a cure : Drinking lots of fluids can help prevent kidney stones but it's not a cure all. Your genetics, your diet, medications and other medical problems can also predispose you to developing kidney stones. ...Read more

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