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Will water therapy lead to kidney failure?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

If by water therapy you mean excercise in the swimming pool, there is no risk for renal failure.
As a matter of fact, this kind of therapy helps to increase urine output and decreases edema in patients who have leg swelling.

In brief: No

If by water therapy you mean excercise in the swimming pool, there is no risk for renal failure.
As a matter of fact, this kind of therapy helps to increase urine output and decreases edema in patients who have leg swelling.
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
I agree with others, but would add this comment. If the type of water therapy you are asking about is ingesting 1 or more liters of water at the beginning of the day which appears to have some support in the lay press, the hazard is water intoxication. I really urge you to talk with your doctor and tell him/her exactly what you are thinking and then follow his/her advice.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Water Therapy

Exercising in water is considered beneficial to patients with chronic renal failure.
Is this the kind of water therapy you are referring to? Alternatively, taking in excess water - another form of water therapy - can overtax your kidneys and this is not good. Go here and read: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/448446-can-drinking-too-much-water-hurt-your-kidneys/.

In brief: Water Therapy

Exercising in water is considered beneficial to patients with chronic renal failure.
Is this the kind of water therapy you are referring to? Alternatively, taking in excess water - another form of water therapy - can overtax your kidneys and this is not good. Go here and read: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/448446-can-drinking-too-much-water-hurt-your-kidneys/.
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