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Can You Drink Alcohol After Kidney Transplant
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
Why can't you eat or drink grapefruit when taking antirejection medication after a liver transplant?
Lowers Drug Levels: Grapefruit causes special enzymes in the liver to become more active. These enzymes can cause accelerated breakdown of some of the medicines used to prevent rejection. If the drug levels drop unexpectedly, you could have a rejection episode and risk losing your transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Don't drink alcohol: The best prevention from alcohol induced liver damage that can lead to cirrhosis is NOT to drink alcohol, even socially. Drinking "socially" to you might mean something different to someone else regarding the amount of alcohol intake per week. In general, if you have been diagnosed with chronic liver disease and fibrosis or scarring of your liver, abstinence from alcohol will be the key. ...Read more
How long should I leave it before drinking any alcohol again after recovering from renal failure?
Here are some...: There has been no definite answer to your question. You may consume it in moderation which may widely vary for current or past alcohol abusers. Remember that alcohol is a drug and its adverse effect is culmulative. So, stress quality lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. Then, you have to decide by yourself. More? Ask doc. ...Read more
Hard to say: In theory, there is enough water in beer that some level of intake for 3 days would meet your fluid needs without permanent harm.However, the margin of error is narrow.Alcohol interferes with the bodies safety system that reclaims water from the kidneys, and at some level you would pee out more water than that contained by the beer.Dangerous but not always fatal. ...Read more
Drug interaction: Checker reveals that there may be some minor (unspecified) interactions which should not be clinically problematic. ...Read more
Yes for sure: You should not touch it.Thats the only way. ...Read more
Alcoholic consumption with chronic kidney disease? Not enough to get drunk, but to drink socially...is it okay?
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more
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