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July 24, 2013

How to deal with thirst when it’s hot

6 Comments to “How to deal with thirst when it’s hot”

  1. Alan Trott said,

    August 3, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    Are enrgy drinks such as Gatorade OK to drink?

  2. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    August 5, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    The key is checking out ingredients in the drinks. Gatorade has between 30-100 mg potassium and 100-200 mg sodium per serving depending on the product yoou choose. Many other energy drinks and enhanced waters contain sodium, potassium or phosphorus and are not good choices for kidney patients who are limiting these elecrolytes.

  3. cynthiaspkd said,

    August 19, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    to whom it may concern, I was diagnosed with pkd 5 yrs. ago also 5 yrs. ago removed left kidney it was pretty bad. now I have been dealing with pain from removal of kidney nerves jumping and tighting up. trying to eat right with frustration. now I am stage 4 and scared to death live on about 16 pills a day. very depressed knowing out come. very tired all the time cant sleep at night. now when I urinate it burns live off of antibiotics. kidney failing is causing the acid that my kidney cant take are of, has eaten the lining of my urethra. next step catheters. very exciting life that was not my fault, born with. very mad can you tell?

  4. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    August 22, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    I can only imagine the anger, fear and gambit of emotions you are dealing with cybthiaspkd. While there may be some things you cannot change, you will find strength in learning about what you can do and control, and in connecting with others with pkd who have experience dealing with their disease. Have you discovered the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation? Several times I have spoken at a local chapter in my community and discovered a very caring group of patients and caregivers supporting each other. Check their website to find support in your area and to plug into some of the valuable resources they offer. http://www.pkdcure.org/connect

    There are even opportunities to get involved in research related to cures for pkd.

    Best wishes,

  5. robert said,

    February 8, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    Hi, my dad is 65yrs old and just started dialysis (stage 5 kidney disease) and is also diebetic. He is always tired and rarely has energy. Is there something we could do for him to help him have some energy? Thanks.

  6. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    July 30, 2015 @ 5:44 pm

    A session with his renal dietitian at the dialysis center is a good place to start. They can advise you on foods to help. A renal vitamin and iron are often prescribed to help treat and prevent anemia.

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