Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tips for fluids for seniors with Kidney Disease/ A-1 Home Care Glendale

What do you do when you have kidney disease?

Kidneys help control the amount of fluid that leaves your body. If your kidney disease progresses, your kidneys may be unable to regulate the removal of fluid from your body and as a result your doctor may ask you to limit your fluid intake. Too much fluid may cause swelling, shortness of breath, or high blood pressure.

If your doctor advises you to decrease the amount of fluids you eat and drink each day these tips may help you.
• Drink only when thirsty. Do not drink out of habit or to be social
• Eat less salt so you will feel less thirsty
• Suck on ice chips. (Measure small units into a cup)
• Brush your teeth three to four times a day; this is to prevent your mouth from drying out
• Suck on a lemon wedge
• If you have diabetes, control your blood sugar
• Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candy
• Take your medications with sips of fluid
• When dining out, ask your beverage to be served in a child-size glass
A-1 Home Care provides daily in home health assistance for families in the Glendale area. You can call to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Interested seniors can contact us anytime to arrange care.
We offer live in care services who live in the neighborhoods of Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank,Sierra Madre, Covina, Diamond Bar, Altadena, Glendora and other cities in Los Angeles County.

Call 310-657-8780 to schedule an appointment for consultation.