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Doctor insights on: Drinking Energy Drinks Everyday Cause Kidney Failure

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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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Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Probably not: There are many active ingredients in engery drinks, but taurine, glucuronolactone, and caffeine are the main ones. None of these in a usual energy drink are going to be harmful if taken in moderation (not more than 2 per day). However, taurine can accumulate, although it is not an Amino Acid and therefore does not technical result in stone formation! ...Read more

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I have lupus and kidney problems. I have been drinking one rockstar energy drink a day to help with fatigue. Is it harmful?

I have lupus and kidney problems. I have been drinking one rockstar energy drink a day to help with fatigue. Is it harmful?

10mg caffeine/ounce: Watch out for: Increased blood pressure, Heart palpitations, Anxiety and panic attacks, Diarrhea, Increased urination, Dizziness, irritability, nausea, nervousness, jitters per https://www. Caffeineinformer. Com/energy-drink-side-effects. What's your age, pertinent to your question of possible harm? ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink if you think you may have kidney failure?

Is it safe to drink if you think you may have kidney failure?

Fluid intake: If you are asking about drinking water, juice, etc. When you think you have renal failure the short answer is "yes with moderation. If you are talking about alcohol, I would not recommend it, but I would strongly suggests you discuss this with your doctor. The first priority here is deciding if you do or do not have renal disease and if so what type, etc. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of water prevents kidney failure?

Does drinking a lot of water prevents kidney failure?

No it doesn't: Drinking lots of water, within reason, is plain healthy. Keeps kidneys flushed, reduces risk of kidney stones ; insures satisfactory hydration of entire body. Water intake often has to be reduced in some people with kidney failure ; those on dialysis because failed kidneys may not be able to filter suffuciently. ...Read more

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run.

Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more

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Will drinking more water help reverse effects of kidney failure?

Not useful unless...: Unless your kidney failure is caused by dehydration, drinking fluids will not help a kidney failure. Actually you need to ration liquid intake to avoid fluid overload and edema. If you kitchen sink drain is stopped up, you usually avoid putting much water in it! ...Read more

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Please help, how much redbull would you have to drink to get kidney failure?

Well I don't know: But I would say not to drink more than one or two a day

i would ask your nephrologist about this if you had one.

I assume the taurine and caffeine is probably a little hard on your kidneys but I am not aware of red bull induced renal failure but I am just a radiologist. ...Read more

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Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt
Plain water is the best hydration liquid
Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them
With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to drink a little alcohol again after recovery from kidney failure? (Been out of hospital around 3 months now)

Is it okay for me to drink a little alcohol again after recovery from kidney failure? (Been out of hospital around 3 months now)

Here are some...: "Enjoying" a taste of alcohol in real moderation is okay, but make sure of not letting alcohol drink you, especially in someone with poor lover function and multiple medical issues. More? Seek evaluation & counseling; as well, perusing articles in
http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter. Html would help how to live a long happy life. ...Read more

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If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

Etiology: Its cause will decide the outcome. If whatever caused it is resolving, hydration is the best you can do. On the other hand if the cause is unknown or unaddressed most likely you will need specialized medical care. Keep an eye on your urine output, color, volume, etc. ...Read more

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If I only drink beer for 3 days will I die from dehydration? Will I get kidney failure.

If I only drink beer for 3 days will I die from dehydration? Will I get kidney failure.

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

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How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

Kidney failure: If one stops drinking water, one would die within 3 days. One would start to go into renal failure after 2 days, and if fluids were not started one would die soon after that. ...Read more

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92 yr. Old dad with CHF and 3rd stage kidney failure. Now is eating very little but drinking ensure/ normal decline for his problems?

Class 3 CKD: Let's make sure we are on the same page here. I assume that your 92 year old dad has class 3 chronic kidney disease (ckd), not kidney failure. At his level of ckd, he should not need dialysis. Ask his neprhologist to get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance. If the result is > 20 mg/min, he is not uremic and does not need dialysis. Look for other causes of poor intake, other than his ckd. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Alcohol: Is very much a cause as it can lead to dehydration. Even though you think you are drinking plenty of fluids you are not. Do yourself a favor stop the booze, drink water. See a nephrologist as you are at risk for chronic kidney problems. ...Read more

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What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure I don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure I don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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Occasional pain in right kidney area made worse by drinking. Seems to be concurrent with menstrual cycle. Otherwise health 22 yo f. Kidney failure?

Occasional pain in right kidney area made worse by drinking. Seems to be concurrent with menstrual cycle. Otherwise health 22 yo f. Kidney failure?

Endometriosis?: Abdominal and/or pelvic pain in a healthy female that is synchronous with her cycle is suspicious for endometriosis. I would start with your OB doc to rule this out. They can also help you rule out kidney failure with urine and blood tests. Start with you OB and see what they can do for you. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?

Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure leads to less urination, not more frequent urination. It sounds like this might be a urinary tract infection. See your doc for further testing.
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(attending comment) the other concern would be if you had developed diabetes, most commonly diabetes mellitus. I would agree with seeing your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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I didn't drink water for two days. Could I be severe dehydrated? Could I get kidney failure? My urine wasn't real dark just yellow.

I didn't drink water for two days. Could I be severe dehydrated? Could I get kidney failure? My urine wasn't real dark just yellow.

Yes: Yes you can get kidney failure from not drinking for a longtime. But right now I think you are just dehydrated. There is no way for me to ask you why you have not had water in 2 days but if you have decided not to, it is not a good idea and I hope you are taking other liquids. If you are not, and you just don, t feel like, get evaluated. Keep hydrated. ...Read more

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Can someone with kidney failure drink orange juice? Are should they stay away from potassium?

Can someone with kidney failure drink orange juice? Are should they stay away from potassium?

For high potassium: Potassium is likely to be high in advanced chronic kidney disease. Potassium can also be high in certain other conditions. Potassium restricted diet is indicated whenever potassium is found to be high. Orange juice is high in potassium and so to be avoided as part of potassium restricted diet. You may check with your doctor and/ or dietitian for specific guidance. ...Read more

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I used to smoke marijuana & im a smoker and drink alcohol im 23 years old did that have caused chronic kidney disease?

I used to smoke marijuana & im a smoker and drink alcohol im 23 years old did that have caused chronic kidney disease?

High risk: 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

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Can drinking an energy drink cause a miscarriage?

Can drinking an energy drink cause a miscarriage?

No: Drinking an energy drink would not cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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My mom keeps giving my child small amounts of rip it energy drinks, watered down. I don't want to cause an argument Bc of drink but can this b harmful?

My mom keeps giving my child small amounts of rip it energy drinks, watered down. I don't want to cause an argument Bc of drink but can this b harmful?

Yes it can be: "small amounts" to an adult are NOT small amounts to a child. Energy drinks are primarily caffeine, which can have effects on children's growth, and unknown effects on the rest of their health. Tell your mother to STOP, and if she won't, you have to decide on whether you can allow your child to be with her. A family member or therapist may be needed to mediate this family problem. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if the energy drink redline could be the cause for hyperparathyroidism? Or hypothyroidism? It contains camp.

Does anyone know if the energy drink redline could be the cause for hyperparathyroidism? Or hypothyroidism? It contains camp.

Energy drinks: Putting camp into a drink will not do anything more than putting in lots of caffeine, which stimulates camp. It's an energy drink. It will not affect your hormones, although if you are already hyperthyroid it can worsen the symptoms. See an endocrinologist to determine if indeed there is anything wrong with your parathyroid or thyroid. ...Read more

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Can energy drink cause a rash? I've had energy drink everyday for a week and got an itchy, red rash. When it stops itching its white and flaky looking

Can energy drink cause a rash? I've had energy drink everyday for a week and got an itchy, red rash. When it stops itching its white and flaky looking

Maybe: You can be sensitive to artificial colors or flavors in energy drink. It s best to stop for now. If there is residual rash that is not fading you may need prescription cream. See a dermatologist if it persists after stopping energy drinks. ...Read more

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Can drinking an energy drink a day cause serious issues? I don't drink a lot of water. Once or twice a week. Stool just had a pinch of blood, 1st time

Can drinking an energy drink a day cause serious issues? I don't drink a lot of water. Once or twice a week. Stool just had a pinch of blood, 1st time

They're unrelated: Energy drinks usually have lots of caffeine (which can affect your heart esp if you have an underlying condition, and affects sleep) and sugar (a problem esp if you're diabetic). The stool having blood may just be from a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure if fresh blood but if it continues and esp if you're over 40/ have a family history of cancer/ have anemia should go see your medical provider. ...Read more

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Can drinking amp energy drink cause shaking and anxiety?

Can drinking amp energy drink cause shaking and anxiety?

Yes: Any caffeinated drink can cause shaking, elevated heart rate, and anxiety like experiences. ...Read more

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Can redline energy drink cause pimples to form on your face?

Can redline energy drink cause pimples to form on your face?

Yes: Caffeine, which is the main ingredient in energy drinks, can cause any number of changes in skin and the hormonal milieu which can increase acne. ...Read more

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Can drinking energy drinks cause back pains? Like when you bend over or twist your body. I've been drinking them for a while now. Male 20yrs old.

Unlikely: Pain at bending your back or twisting your body is a musculoskeletal problem and not one that would be triggered by intake of energy drinks. ...Read more

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Can monster energy drink possibly cause severe joint pain and depression?

Can monster energy drink possibly cause severe joint pain and depression?

Energy drink: Depending on the quantity consumed & the frequency of use, it is possible. ...Read more

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Can red bull energy drink plus reduction in my methadone (tapering) cause atrial fibrillation, chest X-ray =clear, echogram = clear, blood=clear?

Can red bull energy drink plus reduction in my methadone (tapering) cause atrial fibrillation, chest X-ray =clear, echogram = clear, blood=clear?

Probably not: An energy drink such as red bull plus tapering of an opiate can cause a rapid heart beat - tachycardia, but probably not this special type of abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What shouldn't I eat/drink if I have polycystic kidney disease?

What shouldn't I eat/drink if I have polycystic kidney disease?

Consistency: Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaids, if diabetic manage it well, and like everyone it helps to have a little bit of good luck too. Get a nephrologist (kidney doctor) who will look for ways to slow/prevent loss of kidney function, and if needed prepare for end stage kidney disease. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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