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Anyone have tips to increase hydration?

I'd like to create this forum thread to talk more about hydration! As many of you know, staying hydrated is very important when living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), particularly in the earlier stages of CKD (though in the later stages, too much water can be harmful). It's important to talk to your doctor about the right amount of water for you.

Do you like drinking water? Do you have any tips for people trying to drink more water? Please share with us!

  1. I love drinking water. For those that want to drink more water add fruit or herbs to the water and let marinate in your refrigerator for a few hours. I prefer to drink room temperature water so after I take it out of the refrigerator I don't always drink right away.

    1. Different ways to add flavor to your water.samples to make different types of water

      1. Hi , thank you for sharing these tips! I've added some fruit or herbs into my water, but haven't had some of these combinations... I'm excited to give it a try! The ginger, lemon, and mint sounds very up my alley. Warmly, Minel (Team Member)

    2. I purchased a 32 ounce thermos bottle to keep track of my daily intake. Find it very helpful instead of trying to remember how much I've consumed.

      1. I've always struggled with fluid, especially with changing from dialysis to transplant. With different fluid restrictions and then having to drink 3 Litres, now to drink more I bring a thermal bottle and when I was on dialysis I tend to have popsicles to help when I was thirsty and couldn't drink anymore if
        I eat my limit.

        Sabad (Team Member)

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