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My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?
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In brief: Probably not.
The one positive effect from beer is that it causes the urine to become more dilute, possibly helping dissolve kidney stones.

In brief: Probably not.
The one positive effect from beer is that it causes the urine to become more dilute, possibly helping dissolve kidney stones.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. George Klauber
There is no reason why it should help
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Alcohol does not help the kidneys, and in rare cases may make things worse, especially if drinking exceeds the safe limits (up to 2 drinks per day in men, 1 in women and older men, no more than 4 drinks per occasion).
Your friend should talk with his/her doctor about staying well hydrated - adequate fluid is important but it should not be alcohol! alcohol is also not good for diabetics.

In brief: No
Alcohol does not help the kidneys, and in rare cases may make things worse, especially if drinking exceeds the safe limits (up to 2 drinks per day in men, 1 in women and older men, no more than 4 drinks per occasion).
Your friend should talk with his/her doctor about staying well hydrated - adequate fluid is important but it should not be alcohol! alcohol is also not good for diabetics.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: NO
Beer is high protein high calorie diet and is not going to improve kidney function.
High protein intake is to be avoided in patients with kidney disease due to increase phosphate load and worsening of protein in urine in diabetics.

In brief: NO
Beer is high protein high calorie diet and is not going to improve kidney function.
High protein intake is to be avoided in patients with kidney disease due to increase phosphate load and worsening of protein in urine in diabetics.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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