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How does alcoholism affect my kidneys?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Toxic to all organs

Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous.

In brief: Toxic to all organs

Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alcohol and Kidneys

Interesting, alcohol can adversely effect every organ in the body except one, you guessed it, the kidneys.
Alcohol has no adverse effects on one's kidneys. It does decrease something called anti-diuretic hormone and as a consequence, increases urination.

In brief: Alcohol and Kidneys

Interesting, alcohol can adversely effect every organ in the body except one, you guessed it, the kidneys.
Alcohol has no adverse effects on one's kidneys. It does decrease something called anti-diuretic hormone and as a consequence, increases urination.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Good answer! The lungs are also spared -- until at the end, the alcoholic chokes to death. But what good are kidneys when the brain's been so damaged that no one wants to be your friend? For the sake of those who love you -- if alcohol's controlling your life, get help with it now. You've already proven you're brave by contacting HealthTap -- if there's another step you must take, why not now?
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