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Is Sports Drinks Good for Chronic Kidney Disease Patient

2015-03-17 15:04

Is Sports Drinks Good for Chronic Kidney Disease PatientIs sports drinks good for chronic kidney disease patient ? Sports drinks are rich in carbohydrates which can provide enough energy for people during or after exercise, so it is a good choice for people to drink after sport. But you know kidney disease patient should pay high attention to their diet, can this part of people consume sports drinks ?

In our daily life, there are mainly three types of sports drinks. They are hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic.

Hypotonic sports drinks have a lower concentration of sugar and salt than the human body.

Isotonic sports drinks have a similar concentration of sugar and salt as the human body.

Hypertonic sports drinks have a higher concentration of sugar and salt than the human body.

When people do exercise especially endurance, some minerals are more likely to be discharged from the body via sweating. Then, low blood sugar, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and fatigue occur easily. In this case, sports drinks can ease these problems effectively.

Sports drinks with chronic kidney disease

If patients drink this beverage as doctor recommends, they can get enough energy, prevent low blood sugar, stay hydrated and maintain electrolyte balance from sports drinks.

However, sports drinks are also called energy drinks that are rich in sodium. For kidney disease patients, they are always required to keep a low-sodium diet. In view of this, sports drinks can increase the burden on kidneys easily. Excessive intake of sodium can cause the risk of kidney stone, fluid retention and high blood pressure. Besides, for patients whose kidney disease is caused by diabetes, they should also limit the intake of sports drinks in their daily life.

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