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Will drinking more water help reverse effects of kidney failure?

Will drinking more water help reverse effects of kidney failure?

Not useful unless...: Unless your kidney failure is caused by dehydration, drinking fluids will not help a kidney failure. Actually you need to ration liquid intake to avoid fluid overload and edema. If you kitchen sink drain is stopped up, you usually avoid putting much water in it! ...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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Does drinking a lot of water prevents kidney failure?

Does drinking a lot of water prevents kidney failure?

No it doesn't: Drinking lots of water, within reason, is plain healthy. Keeps kidneys flushed, reduces risk of kidney stones ; insures satisfactory hydration of entire body. Water intake often has to be reduced in some people with kidney failure ; those on dialysis because failed kidneys may not be able to filter suffuciently. ...Read more

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Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt
Plain water is the best hydration liquid
Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them
With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more

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How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

Kidney failure: If one stops drinking water, one would die within 3 days. One would start to go into renal failure after 2 days, and if fluids were not started one would die soon after that. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?

Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure leads to less urination, not more frequent urination. It sounds like this might be a urinary tract infection. See your doc for further testing.
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(attending comment) the other concern would be if you had developed diabetes, most commonly diabetes mellitus. I would agree with seeing your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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I didn't drink water for two days. Could I be severe dehydrated? Could I get kidney failure? My urine wasn't real dark just yellow.

I didn't drink water for two days. Could I be severe dehydrated? Could I get kidney failure? My urine wasn't real dark just yellow.

Yes: Yes you can get kidney failure from not drinking for a longtime. But right now I think you are just dehydrated. There is no way for me to ask you why you have not had water in 2 days but if you have decided not to, it is not a good idea and I hope you are taking other liquids. If you are not, and you just don, t feel like, get evaluated. Keep hydrated. ...Read more

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How much water per day shall I drink with stage 3 kidney disease?

How much water per day shall I drink with stage 3 kidney disease?

As much as you pass: If you drink more than your urine output, you will develop swelling. You will find rationing intake under 2 quarts per day is fair enough. This includes all oral liquids even moisture in food. Do not pay attention to people who tell you to drink much to flush kidneys. This will only cause swelling and possibly heart failure if you at risk for it. ...Read more

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Stage 4 kidney disease GFR 16 pot level of 4.1 will coconut water be ok to drink?

Stage 4 kidney disease GFR 16 pot level of 4.1 will coconut water be ok to drink?

In moderation: 8 ounces of coconut water contain 430mg of potassium. This is 9.1% of the daily potassium needed for your age without kidney disease. 4 or 5 ounces will not hurt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of water slow cyst development in polycystic kidney disease patients?

Does drinking a lot of water slow cyst development in polycystic kidney disease patients?

No: Nothing has been proven to slow cyst development. There are drugs undergoing trials; octreotide, Everolimus and tolvaptan all working on different systems that are promising. Adpkd patients are told to drink fluids to decrease the risk of stone formation and utis, the kidneys are very large urine collects in larger areas with slower flow making these complications more likely. ...Read more

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What are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly I also hardly drink water I drink a lot of tea

What are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly I also hardly drink water I drink a lot of tea

Kidney disease?: You cannot diagnose kidney disease by bubbles in the urine. Have a urine analysis done. If it is negative, you have nothing to worry about. If you have protein in your urine, you will need to see a physician to get some blood and a 24 hour urine collection to see your GFR and to see how much protein you have in your urine. Your water and tea ingestion have no impact on your urinary bubbles. ...Read more

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Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years. Why does this keep happening? Long term effects? I drink alcohol, does that effect it?

Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years. Why does this keep happening? Long term effects? I drink alcohol, does that effect it?

Alcohol: Is very much a cause as it can lead to dehydration. Even though you think you are drinking plenty of fluids you are not. Do yourself a favor stop the booze, drink water. See a nephrologist as you are at risk for chronic kidney problems. ...Read more

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run.

Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink if you think you may have kidney failure?

Fluid intake: If you are asking about drinking water, juice, etc. When you think you have renal failure the short answer is "yes with moderation. If you are talking about alcohol, I would not recommend it, but I would strongly suggests you discuss this with your doctor. The first priority here is deciding if you do or do not have renal disease and if so what type, etc. ...Read more

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Please help, how much redbull would you have to drink to get kidney failure?

Well I don't know: But I would say not to drink more than one or two a day

i would ask your nephrologist about this if you had one.

I assume the taurine and caffeine is probably a little hard on your kidneys but I am not aware of red bull induced renal failure but I am just a radiologist. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to drink a little alcohol again after recovery from kidney failure? (Been out of hospital around 3 months now)

Is it okay for me to drink a little alcohol again after recovery from kidney failure? (Been out of hospital around 3 months now)

Here are some...: "Enjoying" a taste of alcohol in real moderation is okay, but make sure of not letting alcohol drink you, especially in someone with poor lover function and multiple medical issues. More? Seek evaluation & counseling; as well, perusing articles in
http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter. Html would help how to live a long happy life. ...Read more

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If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

Etiology: Its cause will decide the outcome. If whatever caused it is resolving, hydration is the best you can do. On the other hand if the cause is unknown or unaddressed most likely you will need specialized medical care. Keep an eye on your urine output, color, volume, etc. ...Read more

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If I only drink beer for 3 days will I die from dehydration? Will I get kidney failure.

If I only drink beer for 3 days will I die from dehydration? Will I get kidney failure.

Hard to say: In theory, there is enough water in beer that some level of intake for 3 days would meet your fluid needs without permanent harm. However, the margin of error is narrow.Alcohol interferes with the bodies safety system that reclaims water from the kidneys, and at some level you would pee out more water than that contained by the beer. Dangerous but not always fatal. ...Read more

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What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure I don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure I don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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