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Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Drink A Lot of Water

Time:  2014-03-10 03:14

Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Drink A Lot of WaterMany diabetic nephropathy patients have this doubt: can I drink a lot of water ? We know that the diet restriction of kidney disease is strict and patients should consult your local kidney expert to know the exact matters you should follow. Then can diabetic nephropathy patients drink a lot of water?

Water is necessary to diabetic nephropathy patients

Due to the excessive fluid, diabetic nephropathy patients will have frequent urination and increased urine volume which will in turn make them drink even more water. This often bothers patients a lot. Even though, patients should not limit water intake or it can cause hemoconcentration and increased plasma osmotic pressure. As a result, excessive sugar, nitrogen-containing wastes can not be discharged efficiently and this will worsen their illness conditions. What is more, the root cause of frequent urination is high blood sugar instead of drinking a lot of water.

Can diabetic nephropathy patients drink a lot of water

As common individuals, average water intake suggested to diabetic nephropathy patients is 2500ml per day. Boiled water or mineral water can be chosen, but sugar content drinks should be restricted. More water is needed after strenuous exercise or during obvious sweating. Soy bean milk is favorable for diabetic nephropathy which accompanied with high blood pressure and high blood lipids. One thing to remember, if you feel extreme thirst, that may be a sign for high blood glucose, and you will be suggested to take care to monitor and control blood sugar carefully.

Can diabetic nephropathy patients drink a lot of water? Different people have different degree of water need. If you live with diabetic nephropathy and have interest in this topic, email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com and get an exact amount of water you should intake every day. Do remember that you are not alone with diabetic nephropathy, we are always here to help.

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