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Doctor insights on: What Can I Drink Besides Water That Is Good For My Kidneys

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Is water good for kidneys & bladder as a means to filter toxics? Is it true it's vital to drink lots of water in the morning to flush out the filth?

Is water good for kidneys & bladder as a means to filter toxics? Is it true it's vital to drink lots of water in the morning to flush out the filth?

In short, Yes: About one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight (if you weigh 150 pounds, 75 ounces of water -- 9 cups) is considered appropriate. There is "water" in many things however, so it doesn't have to be just free water. It is good for kidneys, bladder, heart, colon and your skin. You should drink throughout the day, not just morning! ...Read more

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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I'm 60. E-gfr 28. Is alkaline water good for kidney? How much is healthy for me to drink with no swelling? Will egfr improve w/ good veg. Diet. Help pl

I'm 60. E-gfr 28. Is alkaline water good for kidney? How much is healthy for me to drink with no swelling? Will egfr improve w/ good veg. Diet. Help pl

Please repost: Please repost and include the cause of your kidney disease. Also what your doctor's answers to your questions were; or if you have not asked your doctor these questions, why not. ...Read more

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4 mm kidney stone no more pain in back but severe pain in penis. I have good flow but it hurts after flow slows down. Been drinking ton of water..

4 mm kidney stone no more pain in back but severe pain in penis. I have good flow but it hurts after flow slows down. Been drinking ton of water..

Kidney stone: The stone has moved down the ureters and through the bladder and is in the urethra. The pain is referred to the genitals. ...Read more

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I know it's good to drink lots of water, but can peeing too much over a course of a lifetime strain your kidneys from overuse?

No: Your kidneys like to be hydrated. Drinking water helps them from having to do extra work to concentrate your urine. The limits to drinking too much water are more related to your sodium level and heart if you have heart disease. Kidneys love the extra hydration. ...Read more

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Is drinking 3 liters of waters everyday good for my kidneys? It's the advice of my nephrologist. I have renal parenchymal disease, bilateral.

Is drinking 3 liters of waters everyday good for my kidneys? It's the advice of my nephrologist. I have renal parenchymal disease, bilateral.

Water intake: Generally speaking, yes, this is good and generally safe. It is important to flush the kidneys and maintain high urine flow. Your urine volume should match your fluid intake per day. Maintain regular check ups and blood testing appointments. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of water reverse kidney damage?

Can drinking a lot of water reverse kidney damage?

No: Not real-true kidney damage. If your BUN and creatinine were just a little high because you got dehydrated, you'll get them back to normal immediately if you drink adequate water. You'll also want to stay well-hydrated if you take medicines such as ibuprofen, as otherwise the kidneys can shut down temporarily. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can not drinking a lot of water mess up your bladder and kidney?

Can not drinking a lot of water mess up your bladder and kidney?

Yes, for sure: In fact insufficient water drinking is bad for all of your body systems. Recent recommendations say to drink at least 8 8oz glasses a day - this is in addition to the water we get in our food intake. Soda, coffee, etc do not count! Many find it hard to get into the habit - I do - but it is true. Definitely try to come close to that amount. ...Read more

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Is drinking very little water when you have kidney problems safe?

Is drinking very little water when you have kidney problems safe?

Depends: In some advanced kidney disease less water may be necessary. In earlier forms of kidney disease more water may be best. You should followup with your physician for this question to determine which is right for you. ...Read more

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If you have kidney problems and drink too much water what can happen?

If you have kidney problems and drink too much water what can happen?

Water kidney problem: If you have severe chronic kidney disease and you drink too much water, fluid retention may occur due to the diseased kidneys not excreting enough water. Loop diuretics may then be needed to help eliminate the excess water. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my right kidney when I drink a lot of water. Why could this be?

I feel pain in my right kidney when I drink a lot of water. Why could this be?

Kidney Stone?: This is only a guess, since your condition needs to be properly diagnosed by a local physician who can run the proper tests and complete a physical exam. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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What happen if I drink 8L per day of alkaline water when I have kidney problem?

Why would you do it: I would not do this as we do not know what you put in the water. PLease use plain water and not something that is abnormal. It will mess your electrolyte balance and upset the acid base balance in your system. May actually make the kidney problem worse and cause liver damage. ...Read more

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I have 5.5 mm calculi at centre of kidney do I need medicine...or drink large amount water?

I have 5.5 mm calculi at centre of kidney do I need medicine...or drink large amount water?

5.5 mm of Calculi: A 4mm stone will pass by itself 80% of time and 5mm will pass onle20% of times
Stones more than 5mm need treatment
Medical management means giving Calcium Blockers And Alpha Blockers
But some may need Surgical Treatment like Lithotripsy or Percutaneous Nephromlithotomy or open surgery if not successful
You need to be under care of a competent UROLOGIST ...Read more

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Kidney function of 1.53. Do I need to drink more water and how long does it take for the kidney to repair itself?

Kidney function of 1.53. Do I need to drink more water and how long does it take for the kidney to repair itself?

Depends: A 1.53 creatinine is considered mildly elevated. However this number depends on your previous creatinine level. If your level was much lower, then you would be classified as acute renal failure. Then you should drink lots of water and have your doctor check your medications to make sure they are not causing any renal problems. ...Read more

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If kidneys are damaged from not drinking enough, will they repair themselves? I don't drink as much water as I should.

If kidneys are damaged from not drinking enough, will they repair themselves? I don't drink as much water as I should.

Eight Glasses/day: You don't need to eight glasses of water per day. Here is a great article that explains more - Original fake news of the medicine drinking eight glasses of water a day. Http://www. Mercurynews. Com/2016/12/12/original-fake-news-of-medicine-drinking-eight-glasses-of-water-a-day/ ...Read more

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Could drinking 0.5-1 litres water per hour cause kidney not to work again (as getting old)? Or would it cause any damage?

Could drinking 0.5-1 litres water per hour cause kidney not to work again (as getting old)? Or would it cause any damage?

Here are some. ..: No, but why do people want to drink a lot of water? Water drinking alone have never damaged kidneys, but may alter the body coping ability to handle water over time to reflect the malleability of physiological body. To address how much water we need to drink, go tohttp://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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When kidney s working only 50%, should v drink more water or less water, ? Or is it wen kidney s fully damaged v shouldn't drink water?

When kidney s working only 50%, should v drink more water or less water, ? Or is it wen kidney s fully damaged v shouldn't drink water?

GFR: Kidney function is measured by glomerular filtration rate (gfr), creatinine & blood urea nitrogen (bun)
normal GFR is 60 %.
If GFR is consistently lower than 40% chronic kidney disease is a concern.
Complete kidney failure requiring dialysis occurs when GFR is close to 10%.
Consult a nephrologist to understand your current risk and take preventive methods to preserve their function. ...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?

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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Will drinking water improve my kidneys?

Will drinking water improve my kidneys?

Not necessary, but..: Water drinking has been a longstanding controversy. For the details of its related issues, welcome to peruse the article in http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Does kidney patient can drink chlorophyll water?

Does kidney patient can drink chlorophyll water?

I think so: Chlorophyll, of course, is responsible for the green pigment in all our healthy greens. It has many purported health properties including rebuilding and replenishing red blood cells, being anti-carcinogenic, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. I could find nothing about it being dangerous for kidney patients; it may prevent kidney stones. As with any supplement, also discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to over work kidneys by drinking too much water?

Is it possible to over work kidneys by drinking too much water?

No: You will just develop a very dilute urine and probably get more thirsty if you continue this. You need about 6-8 glasses of fluid daily, more if hot and sweaty or sick. ...Read more

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I always have pain in tge right kidney is it because I do not drink water?

I always have pain in tge right kidney is it because I do not drink water?

Probably muscle: Kidneys rarely cause pain unless there is a serious problem, in which you would feel sick in other ways too. Usually, what feels to you like kidney pain is really a muscle pain that should clear on its own. Does it change with movement or bending, or with meals? It's always good to drink enough fluids, so I agree with you there. If the pain continues, then do see your doctor. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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When I don't drink enough water my left kidney feels irritated. What does this mean?

When I don't drink enough water my left kidney feels irritated. What does this mean?

Possible stone: It is possible that you have developed a kidney stone that is causing some irritation when you are more dehydrated. See a urologist to get urine checked and possibly some imaging to clarify the situation. In the meantime, work on more fluid intake ...Read more

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Is drinking around two bottles of perrier water a day cumulatively dangerous for the operation of the kidneys?

No: Perrier water is just water. Unless there are dangerous chemicals in the water due to poorly regulated manufacturing, it will not hurt your kidneys....Unless you only drink two small bottles a day and nothing else leading to dehydration, which can hurt your kidneys. ...Read more

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My kidney area (or kidney) would sometimes pulse. I have used creatine but been off of it for about a year. I drink plenty of water. Causes?

My kidney area (or kidney) would sometimes pulse. I have used creatine but been off of it for about a year. I drink plenty of water. Causes?

More likely muscular: If by "kidney area" you mean mid-back to one side or the other, I would think that it is more likely that you're feeling symptoms related to the musculature of the back, e.g., muscle spasm, than due to the kidney. Kidney's can hurt, when swollen or inflamed, e.g., when infected, but this is less likely to be an intermittent problem. A simple urine test can rule out infection. ...Read more

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Whenever I lay down after I drink some water (any amount), my lower back (possibly around my kidneys) begins to hurt. It's just very uncomfortable.

Drink water: There is no way that water drinking can be involved in back pain. A hiatal hernia hurts under the rib cage. Sx are from you spine or rarely Renal. Check w/ Murphy punch striking kidney area with the pinky side of your fist. A light tap is painful with kidney problems. Otherwise get a thoracolumbar x-ray for old injury or congenital problems. IV shooters get a disc infection. ...Read more

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Will drinking water help take the salt out of my kidneys?

Will drinking water help take the salt out of my kidneys?

Hmm...: Kidney does not have storage of salt. It a filtration organ which selectively filters out bad chemicals, excess metabolites from blood (body). More water will be excreted out by kidney......if you drink excess than daily need. During the process you will loose some electrolytes. ...Read more