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if you have kidney disease can you safely drink alcohol?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Yes: Your body will detoxify the alcohol in your liver, but if you get dehydrated, the kidney function will decrease causing more kidney problems.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

I'm just wondering, if you have kidney disease can you drink alcohol?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
Usually: Upto 2 drinks a day for men, and one for women are considered ok, but this might not apply to everyone. This amount might not be safe in more advanced ckd. And this is for store liquor; moonshine on the other hand has lead and is notorious for causing kidney disease (lead nephropathy).

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