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Is alcohol or soda bad for the kidneys?

Is alcohol or soda bad for the kidneys?

Harm to kidneys...: Harm to kidneys is of lower degree than harm to brain, liver and stomach from alcohol. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Alcohol kidney lung: Massive amount can overwhelm kidney and liver capacity to eliminate alcohol and toxic levels can kill. Kidneys otherwise filter much faster (to be simple) but main organs that suffer are brain liver heart and vascular system. Cirrhosis can occur 15-20y later, hypertension can be consequence of alcoholism, heart muscle can lose power to contract properly and enlarge then fail, arrythmia then occur. ...Read more

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What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

Alcohol in ESRD: You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a). If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy. ...Read more

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What if I only have one kidney am I able to still drink alcohol?

What if I only have one kidney am I able to still drink alcohol?

Ask your oncologist: Even though ovarian cancers are not caused by hormones, I would still ask your oncologist. ...Read more

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Can he take alcohol moderately after 2 yrs of kidney transplant?

Can he take alcohol moderately after 2 yrs of kidney transplant?

kidney transplant: You have to define moderation in your question. Alcohol affects the liver, medications you take for your transplant are metabolized by the liver and excessive alcohol can damage your liver. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Can you please describe the effects of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Not too much effect: Alcohol rarely affects the kidneys. Lungs are not directly influenced although folks can get drunk and choke on their food or vomitus which can lead to serious lung injury ...Read more

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Does the beer benefit the kidneys? How? And does it benefit without alcohol?

Does the beer benefit the kidneys? How? And does it benefit without alcohol?

Here are some ...: Beer has no benefit to kidneys at all, but it's supplying water + alcohol makes kidney to excrete more urine and fill bladder faster so one has to urinate more often with clearing urine. These deceive its drinkers feeling its being helpful to the kidneys, but in fact hurting overall health in time. More on water drinking? Go to http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol hard on the kidneys?

Is drinking alcohol hard on the kidneys?

Usually not: Only if you drink so much that you become dehydrated, or if you drink antifreeze, wood alcholol, running alcohol, or home-made alcohol that was sitting in a container impregnated with lead. ...Read more

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Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

Yes: Tobacco causes vascular, blood vessel, disease all over body i.e. Heart, brain, legs, and kidneys, etc. Excess alcohol hurts the overall circulatory system and liver, both affect kidneys. You get heart & liver failure from heavy use. While moderation in alcohol does not have well documented risk it does not have any benefits for heart or others. How to define moderation? Better quit both. ...Read more

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How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

Okay in moderation: It is important to know that alcohol has no proven cardiovascular benefits. The french study that shows benefit with daily 2 oz of wine was biased by the fact that persons using wine, not beer, were better off financially i.e. Took meds, saw docs, had insurance. Note, neither grape juice, used in wine, and other alcohols have no benefit for heart. Remember, the french benefit from selling wine. ...Read more

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How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e. G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read more

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I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

Alcohol and kidney: The answer to your question is "yes". If you are healthy enough to donate a kidney, there are no special precautions you need to take before you donate it. ...Read more

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I consume alcohol in large quantity and now am havin kidney pain what it could be?

I consume alcohol in large quantity and now am havin kidney pain what it could be?

Alcohol intoxication: U need looked at and thoroughly examined by your pcp to rule out any damage. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with one good kidney?

Can I drink alcohol with one good kidney?

Yes.: Alcohol does not rely on your kidney for excretion and does not generally harm the kidney. You should be wary of many other medications including all the non steroidal anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with only one kidney?

Yes/no: Kidney function is not altered by alcohol and vice a versa. So moderate amount of alcohol drinking is acceptable but drink lots of water with it in order to avoid dehydration(which Alcohol can cause as it is a diuretic and makes you urinate more than normal). So drinking water with alcohol and after wards for 12 hours will provide the extra protection to your remaining kidney. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get kidney problems from alcohol abuse?

Probably: Alcohol intake has been associated with an increased risk of kidney disease. However, this does not necessarily imply causality. Store liquor in moderate amounts is usually ok. However, stay away from moonshine/corn alcohol, which is known to cause lead nephropathy. ...Read more

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Can I safely consume alcohol if i currently have a kidney stone?

Can I safely consume alcohol if i currently have a kidney stone?

A moderate amt is ok: Too much alcohol dehydrates the body and increases purines which lead to uric acid crystals and stone formation ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause pain in kidneys after drinking alcohol?

It's not kidney pain: Nothing would cause kidney pain after alcohol (it may be coming from liver instead and not kidney), kidneys usually don't hurt unless it has stones or infection or blockage to urine flow acutely! ...Read more

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Is fermented drinks such as kefir safe for the liver and kidneys? Do they contain alcohol?

Is fermented drinks such as kefir safe for the liver and kidneys? Do they contain alcohol?

Etoh in kefir: From what I just found out by googling the alcohol content of Kefir it depends on how it is made. Amazing what u can find on google. Try it sometime. The highest % ETOH is 3%. So convert your source ETOH % to how much you drink a day and see if you exceed 4 Oz of ETOH a day. If not should be OK. Seems like a lot of kefirs. Cheers! ...Read more

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What to do if I've been drinking a lot of alcohol over the past month. Have i done serious damage to my kidneys/liver?

What to do if I've been drinking a lot of alcohol over the past month. Have i done serious damage to my kidneys/liver?

Alcohol ingestion: The kidneys merely excrete water and excessive alcohol (A) ingestion does not really affect them. The same cannot be said for your liver. Excessive A ingestion can damage your liver, as the liver metabolizes A. If your drinking was only for one month, not much damage should have been done, unless you have a long history of A ingestion previously. If you make dark urine, see a physician. ...Read more

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I have numbness and Pain in my kidneys. Could this be a sign of drinking too much? The feeling has just been brought about with alcohol withdrawls.

I have numbness and Pain in my kidneys. Could this be a sign of drinking too much? The feeling has just been brought about with alcohol withdrawls.

Alcohol withdrawl: And kidney pain. Two things going on. It is important to see your doc to supervise your withdrawing. He/she may also do tests to determine the health of your kidneys. Congratulations on dealing w/you alcohol use. The sooner you catch it the better the rest of your life and health and those you love will be. Peace andgood health. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause bilateral kidney pain?

Not possible: No alcohol can not cause pain in both kidneys. ...Read more

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Will alcohol affect me worse than if I had two functioning kidneys?

Will alcohol affect me worse than if I had two functioning kidneys?

Alcohol and kidneys: The kidneys are not involved in the metabolism of alcohol, the liver is. The kidneys excrete fluid. People who are kidney donors have one kidney and have normal renal function, so two kidneys will not change the handling of any alcohol you ingest. ...Read more

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I have 36% kidney function, will alcohol cause more damage in moderation?

Not usually: Excessive alcohol consumption can adversely affect every organ in the body, even the skin. Remarkably, the kidneys are not affected by alcohol. That being said, if you have reduced kidney function, you should be careful. Often, alcoholics do not consume enough fluids in general and dehydration can damage kidneys. The medical specialist involved with kidneys is a nephrologist. ...Read more

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If you are born with one kidney would you be more sensitive to alcohol or drugs?

If you are born with one kidney would you be more sensitive to alcohol or drugs?

Generally not: Alcohol and many drugs are processed by the liver to a form (/metabolite) that can be excreted by the kidney. Most people with solitary kidney have normal urine output and kidney-related blood tests (bun & creatine). It is a concern if you get infection / trauma / drugs processed by kidney, as do not have "back up". ...Read more

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Kidney pain? Sometimes I have a really sharp kidney area pain especially after little amount of alcohol it always causes vomits what is it?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Kidney pain?
Sometimes I have a really sharp kidney area pain especially after little amount of alcohol it always causes vomits what is it?

Kidney pain?: Sounds more like gastro-intestinal or hepatic. Best to check with your primary care doc. For full evaluation. ...Read more