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water consumption for dialysis patient

Patient on dialysis should pay enough attention to their daily life, especially to their diet, otherwise, the condition may be worsened by improper diet plan. Apart of diet, water intake should also be strictly limited. Here is a brief introduction to the water intake for dialysis patients.

Some of the patients, after taking dialysis, think that dialysis could remove all the wasted products and toxins in the body so that they can drink as much as they want and eat whatever they like. As a matter of fact, it is a misconception.

Patients who are taking dialysis as a maintenance treatment often lack of urine or have no urine at all. As a result, water intake has to be strictly limited; otherwise complications as edema, hypertension or heart failure may be triggered. The amount of water intake of the patients on dialysis depends on the specific condition of the patients. The principle of water intake is that the water consumed per day is in accordance with the water output in order to maintain a water balance in the body. Water output is composed of urine volume, insensible water loss and water loss caused by dialysis. Water input comes from drinking water, water in foods and water produced in body metabolism. Weight gain or weight loss in a short period of time is always caused by the changes of fluid in the body. As a result, the simplest way to determine if the water is balanced in the body is to have weight measured everyday and limit the weight changes in 1-1.5kg.

1Generally, patients with dialysis once a week, the daily water intake should be 100ml plus the total urine volume in 24 hours. For patients without urine, the daily water intake should be limited in 100ml.

2 patients with dialysis twice a week, the daily water intake should be 300ml plus daily urine volume. For those without urine, the daily water intake should be limited in 300ml.

3 patients with dialysis 3 times a week, the daily water intake should be 500ml plus daily urine volume. For those without urine, the daily water intake should be limited in 500ml.

Dialysis patient could not rely on ultrafiltration to improve their daily water input. Because during dialysis, the large amount of high speed ultrafiltration water may cause blood pressure to drop, headache, cramp and other symptoms.

After reading the information about water intake, I hope you have an idea about the water intake of dialysis patients. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our online experts or send email to us.

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