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What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Alcohol in ESRD

You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a).
If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy.

In brief: Alcohol in ESRD

You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a).
If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: Alcohol

Alcohol definitely compromises kidney function thus worsening kidney failure.
In short alcohol interferes with the kidney's ability to regulate acid affecting the body's metabolic balance. You should avoid drinking or ask your doctor's recommendation on alcohol intake. Depending on your kidney function your doctor may allow you to have alcohol on occasion. Take care.

In brief: Alcohol

Alcohol definitely compromises kidney function thus worsening kidney failure.
In short alcohol interferes with the kidney's ability to regulate acid affecting the body's metabolic balance. You should avoid drinking or ask your doctor's recommendation on alcohol intake. Depending on your kidney function your doctor may allow you to have alcohol on occasion. Take care.
Dr. Joy Jackson
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