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Can eating super spicy foods affect my kidney?

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Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
Depends: If you are a transplant kidney recipient and the spicy foods somehow affect the absorption or metabolism of your rejection medications then yes it is possible. If you are like most people though super spicy foods won't affect your kidneys unless you're allergic to the food.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Spicy foods not likely to cause any kidney problems.

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