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Is soda bad for kidneys?

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Theresa Yang
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe bad,never good

Sodas have a high acid content can make it easier for kidney stones to form. If you are drinking little water, eating lots of acidic foods, drinking soda on top of that can cause kidney stone formation, which can lead to pain and obstruction of the kidneys.
Drinking soda (esp. Regular, but even diet) is never good for you. Limit consumption if possible. Moderation and balance are key!

In brief: Maybe bad,never good

Sodas have a high acid content can make it easier for kidney stones to form. If you are drinking little water, eating lots of acidic foods, drinking soda on top of that can cause kidney stone formation, which can lead to pain and obstruction of the kidneys.
Drinking soda (esp. Regular, but even diet) is never good for you. Limit consumption if possible. Moderation and balance are key!
Theresa Yang
Theresa Yang
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
long-term soda consumption may also lead to protein in the urine, an early sign of beginning kidney dysfunction
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: In CKD

Most carbonated drinks have potassium and phosphate which are not good for patients with chronic kidney disease.

In brief: In CKD

Most carbonated drinks have potassium and phosphate which are not good for patients with chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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