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Can You Drink Alcohol After Donating A Kidney
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
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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
Can you drink alcohol when your kidney use to be yellow when you was a baby and now your kidney is better and not yellow?
Alcohol affects the: Liver more than the kidneys. See your dr for a comprehensive evaluation including liver and kidney function before you indulge in your passion. Take care! ...Read more
Kidney area hurts after night of drinking, is that normal? I never drink alcohol, but last night I had a few drinks, Not many, And my back hurts.
Kidney pain: No this is not normal. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
Yes: But would suggest not doing this for a couple of reasons. Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits several functions of the white blood cells which eat bacteria. It is also a dehydrating agent since it increases urination without replacing an equivalent volume of liquid, and dehydration is not good in face of infection. On the other hand, if under treatment with approp meds, probably harmless. ...Read more
If a person has polycystic kidney disease, can she drink alcohol or smoke sheesha or a cigarette?
PKD: Cigarette smoking always a bad idea with any type of disease as it can lead to cancer, atherosclerosis and increased risk of end stage renal disease. Alcohol in small amounts (1-2 drinks/day) should not be an issue unless there is liver involvement with the PKD (it can in rare cases lead to such cystic involvement that the liver fails). ...Read more
Is it safe to drink alcohol 9 months after a kidney transplant? (let's say 2 drinks on the weekends)? What are the risks?
I take 80 mg baclofen daily, don't drink alcohol, smoke or take illicit drugs and kidneys are normal, could problems be caused by stress?
Vague: Please be specific. What exactly is it that you are concerned about? ...Read more
Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years. Why does this keep happening? Long term effects? I drink alcohol, does that effect it?
I have had intermittent right kidney pain for a month and pain in my kidney area when I urinate. If I drink alcohol the next day makes the pain more?
Kidney pain: You may have a kidney stone and may need imaging like ultrasound or CT for diagnosis. Small stones are usually treated with hydration and pain medication and pass on their own, but that has not happened. Larger stones at times need intervention when symptomatic. Alcohol increases urine flow, so increases the pain, Stones can obstruct/cause infections. See a doctor /urgent car within 48-72 hours ...Read more
I used to smoke marijuana & im a smoker and drink alcohol im 23 years old did that have caused chronic kidney disease?
It was always known that smoking increase the risk of kidney disease. Now, a research shows that smoking may lead to potentially dangerous changes in kidney function even in healthy population, regardless the age. Another study concluded that smoking and alcohol drinking chronic kidney disease and it was supported by evidence of a dose-response trend.
Think to change your life style. ...Read more
Every time I drink alcohol I get pains in my lower back I get these pains the day after I've been drinking what could be the cause of these pains?
Preparing for a kidney donation - suggestions needed like what to eat/drink, and how to prepare mentally?
Yes.: Yes, but as always, in moderation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not recommended: Drinking alcohol after general anesthesia may exarcebate some of the remaining effects of the anesthesia and some of the drugs often administered during anesthesia (opioids. Other sedatives etc...) including: sedation, grogginess, nausea/vomiting and headache. If you drink alcohol on a daily basis, it is very important to let your anesthesiologist know. ...Read more
In a word NO!: Whenever you are prescribed any scheduled drug especially narcotics and even benzodiazepines you should NEVER drink any alcohol. Alcohol can potentiate the effects of the narcotic causing respiratory depression at a lower dose. You should never drive under the influence of either of these. You are a set up for an fatal accident and even without an accident u will get a DUI ...Read more
? timing issue?: Since mono often produces liver inflammation it is wise to avoid alcohol consumption while symptomatic. Since alcohol is broken down by the liver, the illness can intensify the risk of liver injury by alcohol. Most adults are symptomatic for 3-4 wks, while a few remain so for 3 months. Avoiding alcohol until you are well past the symptomatic stage is recommended. ...Read more
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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