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How Does Alcohol Affect The Kidney Function
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can contrast dye injections cause a person to have a higher than expected blood alcohol content due to the temporary reduction in kidney function?
I was in intensive care with kidney failure 48 days was it kidney stones that caused it or was the extent of alcohol use or both?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a person need to fast when checking liver, kidney function.? Will the results be more accurate the longer a person doesn't eat?
Fasting?: You do not need to fast to check your liver or kidney function. Read more
Here are some. ..: Situaltional impairment of kidney function can be improved by correcting & modifying its precipitating factors such as drug, dehydration, blockage below kidneys, infection, . .. etc; the existing kidney function could not be improved but be maintained and sustained as well and long as possible by keeping up kidney circulation with proper hydration and by avoiding kidney-insulting drugs such as.... Read more
Low kidney function: It is not normal for someone your age to have low kidney function. More details are needed. Is this a chronic condition? Acute? Often medications, acute illness, dehydration, etc. Can cause acute decrease in renal function. You need to sit down and discuss this with your doctor and possible a nephrologist. Read more
Several labs: To assess kidney function, the BUN and creatinine levels will be checked. They can be compared to the levels in the urine too. A better measure is called the GFR or glomerular filtration rate. A urinalysis to look for protein, blood, concentration ability, and so on is also helpful. Read more
Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typically this does not affect kidney functions, but in the rare cases when penicillin causes interstitial nephritis, renal function is affected. So, if you are not taking any else and now has kidney trouble with penicillin, get it checked. Good luck. Read more
KIDNEY FUNCTION: Has atendency to deteriorate with aging, diabetes just makes it happen a lot sooner, and at a rate much quicker than aging alone. The kidneys are very vascular organs that depend on high blood flow not only to do their job but also to keep good flow of oxygen through themselves. As blood vesels deteriorate, so does blood flow, triggering a cascade of changes leading to renal failure. Read more
Sure can: Kidney function is a pretty broad term, but excess fatigue can be a symptom that kidney funcioning is not well, along with symptoms such as high blood pressure. Poor kidney functioning can also create some toxicity if severe enough. If one has renal difficulties and experiencces significant changes in mental state or energy levels, it is something to consult your nephrologist about. Read more
Close: They are not the same, but close. Since a normal gfr-glomerular filtration rate-is about 100ml/minute, the % term is often used. So a GFR of 30 cc/min is about 30% of normal kidney function. As one ages, the GFR naturally decreases, so it becomes less accurate. But for common use they are about the same. Read more
Can be with azotemia: No correlation between body odor & norm, ally functioning kidneys. But serious kidney disease, as in end stage kideny disease or failing kidneys subjecs are unable to process or eliminate certain toxins such as urea. This gives them an unpleasant odor. Read more