Diabetes is hard to manage. You can get a comprehensive understanding of the disease here and get the information about the latest treatments and get professional advices. read more

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a brand-new therapy based on traditional Chinese herbal medicines dating back thousands of years ago. It combines the essences of herbal medicines read more

Hormonal therapy is commonly used to treat Kidney Disease in clinic. It refers to use one or more than one hormone medicines to suppress the over-reactive immune reaction read more

Patients are suggested to treat kidney disease first before they get pregnant read more

If you are diagnosed with Kidney Disease, you should talk to your doctor about starting an exercise read more

Foods and Drinks play an important role in Kidney Disease patients read more

Kidney Disease News and Events read more

In every week, a famous experienced renal medicine specialist will be invited to help diagnose and evaluate inpatient's disease condition, offering detailed therapeutic schedule. read more

Word Kidney Day Font Size A A A

Should I Limit Fluid Intake When on Dialysis

2012-10-27 12:17

Should I Limit Fluid Intake When on DialysisHealthy kidneys can remove excessive fluid and wastes from body, to balance fluid levels in body. When kidneys fail to work adequately to control fluid balance, dialysis will be used to remove excess fluids. During dialysis process, you should limit fluid intake.

Hemodialysis can remove fluids and wastes through blood circulation out of body. Taking too much fluid off too quickly in a hemodialysis session can cause cramps and low blood pressure. Therefore, you should limit fluids intake between treatments to avoid too much fluids building up before dialysis. If you are on peritoneal dialysis, you need not have so strict limitation on fluid intake. But limiting fluid intake is also essential. In peritoneal dialysis, your fluid limit will depend on how effectively fluid is removed by your exchanges.

If too much fluid accumulates in body, it can cause high blood pressure and shortness of breath and even lead to heart problems. For limiting fluids intake, you may have thirst during dialysis process. Some tips can help to deal with it.

1. You should reduce the intake of salt and other forms of sodium as well as salt substitutes. You should consult a dietitian to determine how much sodium you should take in a day.

2. Suck on a lemon wedge. You can freeze it first if you like.

3. If you have diabetes, controlling blood sugar level can relieve thirst.

If you want to know more ways to how to deal with thirst when you are on dialysis, you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.

If you send us email, please leave your phone number or WhatsApp/Viber (with country code) in email so that our renal expert can communicate with you timely and directly. We will do utmost to help you solve the problems.

What else you want to know:
Make An Appointment Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
How can I get this treatment?
How can I get this treatment in my countries?
How much does this treatment cost?
What is the duration if I receive this treatment in your hospital?
What should I prepare to your hospital except visa?
How can I go to your hospital?

(+area code)Phone Number:
Whatsapp :
Disease Description:
contact us
patient story

Patient Story

Latest Articles