VIRAL: Woman almost suffers from kidney failure for not drinking enough water

A woman shared her terrifying story of how she lost consciousness and almost suffered from kidney failure for failing to drink enough water.

Joana Krisha Dueñas admits she is a “water hater.”
Joana Krisha Dueñas admits she is a “water hater.” | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Joana Dueñas

The Facebook post of Joana Krisha Dueñas became viral as a warning to those people who prefer sweetened drinks over water. Dueñas claimed that she was a “water hater.” Three months ago, Dueñas was already rushed to the hospital for lower back pains. Turns out, her kidney was already bloated and she had kidney stones.

Her body started shutting down due to dehydration
Her body started shutting down due to dehydration | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Joana Dueñas

It was not clear if the young woman decided to change her lifestyle but just a few days ago, she was again rushed to the hospital. Dueñas revealed she began feeling cold and unresponsive. Then, she was starting to lose consciousness. She described the terrifying ordeal, “I know naka-open pa rin ang mata ko pero nagblack out yung tingin ko. Ang dilim sobra pero nakamulat parin ako.”

She then started losing her sense of hearing, “Wala akong makita then bigla akong nabingi. Wala na akong marinig ‘di ko na maintindihan sinasabi nila mama.”

The young woman felt so scared that she surrendered everything to God. “Pinili ko nalang pumikit at magdasal sabi ko sa isip isip ko ‘Lord wag muna po ngayon.”

When everything became stable, Dueñas faced the glum truth that she was severely dehydrated and her body started shutting down. The doctor gave her a last warning, “Iha, magtubig ka or else.”

She reminded everyone to “Drink water before its nearly too late like me.”

The post has earned 76,000 reactions and 104,000 shares to date.

6 Tips To Be “Water Wise” for Healthy Kidneys

The National Kidney Foundation of USA listed six effective tips to be “water wise.”

1. Eight is great, but not set in stone

The Institute of Medicine has estimated that men need approximately 13 cups (3 liters) of fluid daily, and that women need approximately 9 cups (2.2 liters) of fluid daily.

2. Less is more if you have kidney failure

For those who are receiving dialysis treatment, water must actually be greatly restricted.

3. It’s possible to drink too much water

If you drink too much water, it dilutes the sodium level in the blood, resulting to a condition called hyponatremia.

4. Your urine can reveal a lot

Keep your urine light yellow or colorless by lessening sugar intake and drinking enough water.

5. H2O helps prevent kidney stones and UTIs

Drinking enough water prevents stone-forming crystals from sticking together. Water also helps produce more urine, which helps to flush out infection-causing bacteria.

6. Beware of pills and procedures

Drinking extra water with certain medications or before and after procedures with contrast dye may help prevent kidney damage.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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