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Can Kidney Disease Patients Drink Sports Drinks

Can Kidney Disease Patients Drink Sports DrinksSports drinks are rich in carbohydrates that can help provide enough energy for people during or after exercise. Kidney disease patients are often suggested to do moderate exercise. Can they drink sports drinks beneficially?

Sports drinks

In our daily life, there are mainly three types of sports drinks. They are hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic. Now, we will talk about them one by one.

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 for patients 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 abundant in sodium. For kidney disease patients, they are always required to follow 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.

In summary

Now, we have had a general understand about the sports drinks for kidney disease patients. If you want to know how much and how frequency you can drink this beverage, you can contact us through the below form or email to

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