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How Does Alcohol Affect The Kidney Function
Poison: Kidney function is required to rid your blood of poisons, in which case, kidney failure leads to poisoning of tissues and thus death if not placed on dialysis which cleans blood. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/complications/con-20026778 fore more info. ...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
The principle: mechanism is the slowing of communication from the brain to muscles and nerves. There is a loss of precision motor skills. Additionally, with increased processing time and decreased accuracy of information transmitted throughout the central nervous system reaction time is slowed. The loss of coordination and slowing in reaction time results in a tremendous number of injuries and deaths:( ...Read more
Alcohol dental healt: Alcohol impairs white blood cells from protecting the gums and causes 50% more rate of periodontal infections, compared to non drinkers. Also, heavy drinkers do not have healthy diet, neither a healthy life style, all come into play, causing much more general health hazards than just dental problems. But dental problems in turn trigger more risk of heart attacks and shortenned life. Vicious cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more
Not directly: Glycosuria or sugar in the urine does not have any direct affect on body functions. However, there should not be any sugar in the urine unless there is loss of kidney function and/or high levels of sugar in blood (e.g. Due to diabetes). Excessively high blood sugar can be very serious, leading to neurological deterioration, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and even stupor or coma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more
It doesn't.: You need relatively normal kidney function to take metformin, but metformin doesn't cause kidney problems. If you take metformin when you have poor kidney function, you may run the risk of lactic acidosis, which can make you very ill. Metformin is very safe, however, for people with normal overall health. ...Read more
Varies.: Liver disease is complex, varied and fluctuates, meaning that no one person’s experience of liver disease is the same as another’s. Your experience of liver problems may vary from day to day. Treat every day in as positive a manner as you can. Talk to others in your situation. Above all, don't beat yourself up...Look forward, not back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Determines shape: Primary amino acid sequence of globin part of hemoglobin determines the secondary structure with then determines the tertiary and quaternary structure on which the function of hemoglobin depends. ...Read more
Liver failure: Liver produces a large number of proteins, lipids and metabolizes a large number of chemicals, drugs and normal blood constituents. Cirrhosis affects both cellular function and circulation through the liver. The effects are edema, bleeding in the GI tract, fluid in the belly that may get infected, development of cancer in cirrhotic liver etc. ...Read more
Yes: Almost all medications of any kind can affect either the liver or kidneys in large doses and/or long-term use. Several diabetic medications do affect the kidneys, the most notable being metformin (glucophage). That is not to say these drugs should not be used for diabetes or you cannot use them if you have kidney disease - simply that frequent monitoring of your kidney function is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I've read that building muscles increase the creatinine level
Is that true? And can it affect the kidney function?
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
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