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What affect does regular beer drinking have on potassium levels? Alcohol in general?

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Dr Charles Foulks
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Hyperaldosteronism

As long as you eat a balanced diet, it will have no effect.
If you drink all of your calories in beer and do not eat, your potassium level will fall since the calories in the beer require potassium to be utilized. It doesn't matter what the alcohol is. If you eat properly, the potassium will remain normal. Need to make sure a low potassium in you with hypertension isn't hyperaldosteronism.

In brief: Hyperaldosteronism

As long as you eat a balanced diet, it will have no effect.
If you drink all of your calories in beer and do not eat, your potassium level will fall since the calories in the beer require potassium to be utilized. It doesn't matter what the alcohol is. If you eat properly, the potassium will remain normal. Need to make sure a low potassium in you with hypertension isn't hyperaldosteronism.
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