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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Alcohol On The Kidneys

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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

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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What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

Varied and severe: Long term alcohol abuse has a variety of negative physical and psychological symptoms including vitamin deficiency, liver damage, premature aging, dementia, and chronic sleep deficiency due to inhibition of rem sleep. It is nothing to take lightly, and treatment should be sought as soon as possible to avoid the start of permanent damage. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

What are long term effects of mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Same as each alone: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine which acts about the same in the brain as alcohol. Using the two together is like using extra alcohol or extra xanax (alprazolam). Over time, it's easy to develop a tolerance to either...So be careful! ...Read more

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What are the short term and long term effects of consuming alcohol while on 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline)? Is 4 to 5 drinks only once in awhile okay?

What are the short term and long term effects of consuming alcohol while on 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline)? Is 4 to 5 drinks only once in awhile okay?

Not ok.: Zoloft (sertraline) and alcohol should not be mixed per the drug manufacturer. Zoloft (sertraline) may enhance the effect of alcohol. The combination may impact both motor skills and depressive symptoms. Drinking four to five drinks in a sitting is not considered moderation. ...Read more

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I'm Asian and I take Pepcid (famotidine) before I drink alcohol to reduce redness/flushness. If I do this 2-3x/week for several years, are there long term effects?

Fatty liver: Alcohol affects the way the liver process fat so your liver cells get stuffed full of it. If you drink often it can make your liver get fat – reducing your consumption can help it return to its normal size. You can spend half of your life damaging your body/liver and not feel any of the effects.
Moderation is the key with or without pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more

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What are the short- long-term effects of taking klonopin, doxepin, wellbutrion, seroquel, (quetiapine) armour thyroid, pravastatin, xanex, alcohol, marijuana?

What are the short- long-term effects of taking klonopin, doxepin, wellbutrion, seroquel, (quetiapine) armour thyroid, pravastatin, xanex, alcohol, marijuana?

Confusion: Mental status changes can take place. Be sure to generate a list of all meds and herbals and street drugs to distribute to all of your physicians to make sure that no medication dosing takes place without all informed. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?

What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?

None Remain healthy: One normal kidney is enough to sustain life, however in later years if develops diabetes, hypertension, etc if treatments are neglected may damage the remaining kidney (same even if two kidneys are present). ...Read more

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7 month old had kidney infection- he's fine now and his kidneys look good on imaging. Are there any long term effects from this serious infection?

7 month old had kidney infection- he's fine now and his kidneys look good on imaging. Are there any long term effects from this serious infection?

Underlying cause?: The biggest issue when a baby has a urinary tract infection is to determine whether he has an underlying reason for the infection. Normal ultrasound imaging is reassuring. My other recommendation is to be alert for a recurrence. If this would happen other studies would need to be done to rule out reflux problems from the bladder to the ureter. This can cause recurrent infections. ...Read more

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I have been on motrin 800 and metaxalone 800 3x a day since feb. Also on Zantac (ranitidine) for stomach upset from m. Are there any long term effects? Ie: kidneys

I have been on motrin 800 and metaxalone 800 3x a day since feb. Also on Zantac (ranitidine) for stomach upset from m. Are there any long term effects? Ie: kidneys

Kidfney failure: Long term excessive use of motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, Ibuprofen etc is associated with severe kidney damage. Do no take more than 200 mg of Ibuprofen and try to minimize intake. ...Read more

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How long can it take to damage your liver/kidneys from drinking alcohol?

It depends: There are many factors involved, such as other stressors on these organs, your age, how often you drink and how much at a time. If you have a family history of alcoholism or other drug addiction, it becomes more likely that your drinking will at some point get our of control. In general, the heavier you drink, the more damage is done. ...Read more

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Hi. If I have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

Hi. If I have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

Water soluble: EtOH is water soluble and out of your system in 24 hours. If you are a heavy drinker it can take months for your liver enzymes to normalize. It is long enough to give you a realistic picture of your actual health. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Not too much effect: Alcohol rarely affects the kidneys. Lungs are not directly influenced although folks can get drunk and choke on their food or vomitus which can lead to serious lung injury ...Read more

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Alcohol kidney lung: Massive amount can overwhelm kidney and liver capacity to eliminate alcohol and toxic levels can kill. Kidneys otherwise filter much faster (to be simple) but main organs that suffer are brain liver heart and vascular system. Cirrhosis can occur 15-20y later, hypertension can be consequence of alcoholism, heart muscle can loose power to contract properly and enlarge then fail, arrythmia then occur. ...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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Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

Yes: Tobacco causes vascular, blood vessel, disease all over body i.e. Heart, brain, legs, and kidneys, etc. Excess alcohol hurts the overall circulatory system and liver, both affect kidneys. You get heart & liver failure from heavy use. While moderation in alcohol does not have well documented risk it does not have any benefits for heart or others. How to define moderation? Better quit both. ...Read more

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How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

Okay in moderation: It is important to know that alcohol has no proven cardiovascular benefits. The french study that shows benefit with daily 2 oz of wine was biased by the fact that persons using wine, not beer, were better off financially i.e. Took meds, saw docs, had insurance. Note, neither grape juice, used in wine, and other alcohols have no benefit for heart. Remember, the french benefit from selling wine. ...Read more

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How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e.G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read more

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I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

Alcohol and kidney: The answer to your question is "yes". If you are healthy enough to donate a kidney, there are no special precautions you need to take before you donate it. ...Read more

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I consume alcohol in large quantity and now am havin kidney pain what it could be?

I consume alcohol in large quantity and now am havin kidney pain what it could be?

Alcohol intoxication: U need looked at and thoroughly examined by your pcp to rule out any damage. ...Read more