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Doctor insights on: How Does Alcohol Affect The Kidney Function

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I have 36% kidney function, will alcohol cause more damage in moderation?

I have 36% kidney function, will alcohol cause more damage in moderation?

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 more

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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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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?

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?

Hard to say: There is a looong laundry list of things that can lead to kidney failure. Only the physician who took care of you in the ICU and knows the circumstances can tell what lead to the problem. Read more

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Does alcohol affect a poor functioning gallbladder?

Not a lot of evidence: A poorly functioning gallbladder is never a very secure a diagnosis of gallbladder disease. If you have stones it is a much more secure diagnosis. So if the underlying diagnosis is really gastritis or a duodenal ulcer alcohol could certainly make it worse. Read more

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Will alcohol affect me worse than if I had two functioning kidneys?

Will alcohol affect me worse than if I had two functioning kidneys?

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 more

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How to make kidney function normal?

How to make kidney function normal?

It depends: On the underlying kidney problem. Kidney function can be improved with medications, modification in diet, avoidance of toxic medications, good control of blood pressure, diabetes etc. Read more

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What can he dp tp improve his kidney function?

What can he dp tp improve his kidney function?

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

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I was told I have low kidney function, should I be concerned?

I was told I have low kidney function, should I be concerned?

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

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What are kidney function tests?

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

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Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Can penicillin affect kidney function?

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

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What are the normal kidney function tests?

What are the normal kidney function tests?

Creatinine level: Blood tests to assess kidney function like serum creatinine and a normal ua. Read more

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What happens to kidney function in diabetes?

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

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Can poor kidney function cause weird body odor?

Can poor kidney function cause weird body odor?

Yes, this can happen: At significantly low levels of kidney function. In addition, food and medication can also lead to abnormal odors. Read more

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Can kidney function recover once dialysis is started?

Can kidney function recover once dialysis is started?

It depends: Depends on the reason the patie t needed to be started on dialysis. Acute renal failure potentially can be recovered from, in which case dialysis is supportive. Chronic renal failure does not improve with dialysis. Read more

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Does kidney function make you energy fluctuate, if so, how?

Does kidney function make you energy fluctuate, if so, how?

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

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Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Yes it is: When your kidnes are not functioning properly there is build up of chemicals in the body and can give bad odor. The common causes of bad odor are diet and hormone level and alcohol. Read more

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Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

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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Could there be a correlation between kidney function and body odor?

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