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Good Kidney Health: How Much Water Is Too Much?

Water is the easiest medicine to cure the kidney disorders. Many bladder and urinary tract infections get subsided by good water consumption. It is said that water neutralises the salt and acid levels and relieve all kinds of pain and burning sensation in the area.

Water flushes out the bacteria that causes infection but, to the question, that how much water is too much for kidneys. We have a few advices. Take a look for a good kidney health.

For A Good Kidney Health:

1. Amount Of Water On Kidneys: Generally 8 - 10 glasses of water is good for the body but over consumption may risk the renal function.The arginine vasopressin hormone takes care in maintaining the fluid levels in the body. The renal excretion is also in control of this hormone.

2. Effects Of Water On Kidneys: If water is consumed in the form of small-fluid-volume (SLV), it is still dangerous as it may lead to a disorder called renal lithiasis and urinary tract infection.

a. The SLV drinkers also have an disadvantage. They are more prone to crystallisation of salts in kidneys (also called renal stones). This is a even more severe disorder as the problem may gradually lead to other health problems.

b. So how much water can the kidneys filter? Well, that's a little difficult to answer as the renal capabilities do not remain constant.There is a misconception that drinking too much water will flush out the excess waste and maintain kidney health which is not 100% correct. Some water supports glomerular filtration (regulate renal tubular function) but over water intake can make it adverse and weaken functioning.

As a healthy habit, drink water every time your mouth goes dry. For better understanding, you can always seek a doctor's advice.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 13:45 [IST]