How can I make sure I get enough water?
Drink water instead of sugary drinks, such as sodas and juices, and choose
water when eating out. You can also keep a bottle a water bottle with you.
Most people should try drinking enough water to keep your urine light yellow
or colorless. You should know what the color of your urine means to make
sure you are getting enough water. Learn More
Eight glasses a day is a common recommendation for daily hydration.
However, there is no hard and fast rule that everyone needs 8 glasses of water
a day. It is important to make sure you get the right amount of water each day
based on your needs. For example, it is also possible to drink too much water.
Though rare for an average person, endurance athletes like marathoners may
drink large amounts of water and dilute the sodium level in their blood,
resulting in a serious condition called hyponatremia. Learn more
This may also happen if you are taking certain types of drugs that cause your body to hold on to more water. Fluid restrictions might also apply if you have advanced CKD or are receiving dialysis, so always ask your healthcare professional if drinking a lot of water could be a problem for you. Learn more about being “Water Wise” for Healthy Kidneys. Learn more