PKD

How Much Water Should I Drink?

How Much Water Should I Drink?

The weather is warming up and chances are you’re making plans to have some fun in the sun!  I know I am! With warmer weather, and perhaps more sweat, our hydration becomes even more important.   So why is it that ¾ of Americans are chronically dehydrated.  In fact, according to the CDC between 2005-2010 adults only drank about 39 oz a day, just over 1 L.  And children averaged just 15 oz a day.  SO, let’s talk water and how much you should be drinking each day.

Staying Fit with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

Staying Fit with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

If you know me, you know I have something called polycystic kidney disease (PKD).  I was lucky enough to find out on my 20th birthday.  Yes, I said lucky.  Sure, no one wants to hear they have a disease where cysts grow on their kidneys (sometimes other organs), you have a susceptibility to kidney stones, you will get high blood pressure, eventually the PKD will lead to kidney failure and dialysis, and with a little prayer and luck, a kidney transplant, at which point you will be on a plethora of less than desirable medications that while have many side effects will keep you alive.  Nope, no one wants to hear that….