Drink Water for Kidney Health

“Drink adequate water to keep your kidneys healthy!”Now that’s a piece of time-tested health advice, right? But then how does it work?

The internet and medical literature, in general, is filled with ample advice on drinking adequate water for good kidney health. Usually, you will find pearls of advice urging you to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily for optimum health benefits. To be factually correct, it is your total liquid intake throughout the day that matters. This could be in the form of water, juices, smoothies, milk or other non-alcoholic beverages or even soups and broths that you take throughout the day (We specify the term “non-alcoholic” here because although liquid, alcohol is a major dehydrator).

However, we all know how plain, drinking water always forms the mainstay of retaining an optimum hydration status.

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Drink Water bell So, what is it about plain water that makes it the “drink of choice” to quench thirst in the truest sense?

Drink Water bell And how exactly does drinking more water keep your kidneys healthy?

Hint: It has got nothing to do with “flushing” your kidneys

Drink Water bell Can increasing water intake slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease? What does the latest research suggest?

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Blood in Urine: Can it be resolved?

Haematuria (Red blood cells in urine) is not a disease in itself. It is a “sign” that points to an abnormality within your body.

The treatment approach towards haematuria would require a confirmed diagnosis of the underlying cause and adopting relevant medical and/or corrective surgical approaches. Whether it can be resolved completely or not would entirely depend on its root cause.

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Presenting here, the general pointers that guide your treatment plan for patients with Haematuria.

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Blood in Urine: How to pinpoint the site of bleeding?

Haematuria (blood in urine) is a common reason for “Red Urine” in patients with Kidney and Urinary tract diseases.

If you consult your doctor for reddish discoloration of your urine, your doctor will first:

Clinical workup hematuria

Based on the clinical examination, you will be advised necessary laboratory-based tests to confirm the presence of blood in your urine.

These tests would also allow your doctor to get an approximate idea of where the blood could have been coming from, into your urine.

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Urinalysis: Must-Know Facts

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WHAT IS URINALYSIS / URINE TEST?

A Urinalysis or a Urine Test is a laboratory-based test of your urine sample. In such tests, laboratories assess your urine sample along with certain physical, chemical, microscopic and/or microbiological (bacterial) criteria against research-approved standards. “Urinalysis” is a composite word made of two words – “Urine” and “Analysis”. The report helps your doctor to get an insight into your overall health status & support their clinical decision-making.

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