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how does alcohol affect the kidney function

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Alcohol in moderation is not a kidney toxin however in excess it can cause hypertension which will damage your kidneys.

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Majority of ethanol is metabolized by the liver and kidneys remove only about 5 % alcohol in urine.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hard to say: There is a looong laundry list of things that can lead to kidney failure. Only the physician who took care of you in the ICU and knows the circumstan ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
Not a lot of evidence: A poorly functioning gallbladder is never a very secure a diagnosis of gallbladder disease. If you have stones it is a much more secure diagnosis. So ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Poison: Kidney function is required to rid your blood of poisons, in which case, kidney failure leads to poisoning of tissues and thus death if not placed on ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikunj Shah
48 years experience Hepatology
Liver: controlling Salt intake is important if you have liver disease like cirrhosis
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcoholism: Refer to the diagram!
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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
The principle: mechanism is the slowing of communication from the brain to muscles and nerves. There is a loss of precision motor skills. Additionally, with increase ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Alcohol and Kidneys: Interesting, alcohol can adversely effect every organ in the body except one, you guessed it, the kidneys. Alcohol has no adverse effects on one's kid ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol dental healt: Alcohol impairs white blood cells from protecting the gums and causes 50% more rate of periodontal infections, compared to non drinkers. Also, heavy ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the ren ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
None: To my knowledge, tobacco has plenty of effects on other organs, but not the gallbladder.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: It irritated the whole digestive system.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Impotence: There is usually disordered catabolism of sex hormones leading to more estrogen in men that reduces libido and often causes impotence.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Not directly: Glycosuria or sugar in the urine does not have any direct affect on body functions. However, there should not be any sugar in the urine unless there i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to b ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
It doesn't.: You need relatively normal kidney function to take metformin, but metformin doesn't cause kidney problems. If you take metformin when you have poor k ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: As far as I know, no types of drinks affect the lungs unless you aspirate.
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Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Varies.: Liver disease is complex, varied and fluctuates, meaning that no one person’s experience of liver disease is the same as another’s. Your experience of ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Determines shape: Primary amino acid sequence of globin part of hemoglobin determines the secondary structure with then determines the tertiary and quaternary structure ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver failure: Liver produces a large number of proteins, lipids and metabolizes a large number of chemicals, drugs and normal blood constituents. Cirrhosis affects ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Almost all medications of any kind can affect either the liver or kidneys in large doses and/or long-term use. Several diabetic medications do affect ... Read More
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