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Stage 3 Kidney Disease with FSGS:Can I Drink Beer


2013-05-23 09:04

Stage 3 Kidney Disease with FSGS:Can I Drink BeerIt may be okay to drink beer for people with stage 3 kidney disease and FSGS who are not on dialysis.However,you had better check it with your doctor to find if beer is safe for you.This is because drinking beer cause the following side effects.

Elevate blood pressure

Beer and red wine can raise your blood pressure,but researches say alcohol is still heart healthy in the right amount.As high blood pressure is a commonly seen in chronic kidney disease,drinking beer is not safe if your blood pressure is not under control.

Medicine interferon

A variety of medicines are needed in stage 3 kidney disease with FSGS. Beer is very likely to interfere medicines making it harder to control high blood pressure.Uncontrolled high blood pressure is more likely to damage kidneys.

Disturb mineral balance

Healthy kidneys can balance the balance of different minerals in blood. However, when the kidneys are impaired, they can not work adequately. High phosphorus level in blood commonly occurs, which can lead to bone problem, skin itching etc. The malt in beer is high in phosphorus. Excess consumption of beer can elevate phosphorus, thus worsening the above problems.

Kidney damage

Beer may damage kidney cells changing the structure and function of the kidneys.Thus,it can worsen renal function further.

Affect appetite

Duet to accumulation of wastes in body,the patients with FSGS and stage 3 kidney disease may suffer from poor appetite.Alcohol may make you feel full and reduce the intake of foods.

The above are some side effects of drinking beer for people with FSGS and stage 3 kidney disease.However,it does not mean the patients should avoid drinking beer absolutely.It is wise for the patients to check with their doctor before starting any dietary plan. Can you drink beer? You can consult us to get some advices.



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