Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hot water to help reduce amount of water consumed

I have found drinking hot water instead of cool or cold water helps in drinking less water. People on dialysis need to restrict the amount of fluids consumed. Water is probably the most commonly consumed fluid. So it is important to restrict the amount of water consumed.

When I drink water at room temperature or water that has been cooled, I find it easy to gulp down a lot of it. In fact I need to gulp down a lot of it for my thirst to feel satiated. There is a region in the throat that needs to feel the water for some time for this happen.

I switched to drinking hot water instead of cold water a few days back. I found that I could manage to drink much less than I needed to drink with cold water. I felt satiated pretty soon - with a couple of sips. I can't gulp down hot water - it's hot - I can only sip it. And that's the key. Sip the fluids.

In the end, I drank much less than I usually do.

3 comments:

Shan Chelliah said...

Hi Kamal,

I've been reading your blog for some time now ..... this however is my first comment. I found yr blog via Bill Peckham's site.

I've been on dialysis since Jan 08 ..... unfortunately we do not nightly home hemo arrangements in Malaysia, so I'm currently doing 4 hours 3x a wk in-center dialysis.

Thanks for the tip on drinking hot water to quench yr thirst more effectively ..... I too like to gulp down chilled water, so weight gain between sessions is often an issue. I think there are many benefits of drinking hot water rather than cold water especially with meals ..... oh well, just have to be a bit more disciplined :) .....

Keep up with this excellent blog ..... the vid of the natural water slide was a blast! .....

Take care .....

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Shan for your comment!

Sai Manohar said...

Thats a very nice tip to share and good to see someone getting benefited by the same.. wish I had known this when I was on hemo