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June 24, 2014

Hemodialysis and fluid intake: How much to drink?

5 Comments to “Hemodialysis and fluid intake: How much to drink?”

  1. sherri said,

    May 8, 2015 @ 5:20 pm

    If i drink 10 500ml drinks a day and only pee once a day could that mean kidney failure

  2. patricia hamner said,

    July 29, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

    I am soon to go on dialysis and I am concerned about fluid
    intake. I now have a large intake of fluids. I feel thirsty all the time as I am diabetic and also take lithium. any advice.

  3. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    July 30, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

    It may–very unusual to consume that much fluid without urinating more than once a day. Your doctor or health care team can evaluate you to see if there is a problem.

  4. pat hamner said,

    August 2, 2015 @ 5:44 pm

    I am not dialysis yet. I know I have intake of fluid, but I do urinate a lot in the day.

  5. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    September 17, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

    Generally fluid is not restricted until you start retaining water weight or have shortness of breath. Restricting fluid when it is unnecessary can be more harmful than helpful. Check with your doctor and dietitian to know if you should limit or increase fluid intake.

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