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.

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Will drinking more water help reverse effects of kidney failure?

No. If you have a chronic condition that has caused kidney failure then it's important to avoid becoming "dehydrated" because that can temporarily worsen it, but in the long run the answer is "no"; simply drinking a lot of water won't reverse damage that has occurred. Controlling diabetes (the most common cause), high blood pressure, or treating other issues that caused the failure are important. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
Pkd. YES. Vasopressin is a natural hormone that promotes cyst enlargement. High fluid intake daily suppresses vasopressin and reduces cyst enlargement. Aim for 4-6 liters per day. Avoid caffeine. Read more...

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...

Other than drinking lots of water, what can I do to prevent calcium phosphate kidney stones?

Calcium stones. Cut down sodium intake. Getting enough calcium from food or by taking calcium supplements with food. Read more...
Ca x Phos stones. Calcium phosphate kidney stones are a described side effect of Diamox (acetazolamide). If Diamox (acetazolamide) is essential for the treatment of a condition, such as pseudotumor cerebri, then you must work around it. The best agent is citrate. Citrate competes with phosphate or oxalate in urine to bind with calcium. Loading with citrate daily will work. You may take potassium citrate by Rx or lemon extract 6 tablespoons/day. Read more...