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Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Not directly

How much alcohol are we talking about? Normal social use (1-2 drinks per day at most in men, 1 per day in women and older people) has little or no effect.
Alcohol abuse rarely effects the kidneys; smoking, by increasing arteriosclerosis, can effect the kidneys by reducing their blood supply.

In brief: Not directly

How much alcohol are we talking about? Normal social use (1-2 drinks per day at most in men, 1 per day in women and older people) has little or no effect.
Alcohol abuse rarely effects the kidneys; smoking, by increasing arteriosclerosis, can effect the kidneys by reducing their blood supply.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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