Hot Search:High Creatinine Level|Renal Failure|CKD|PKD |Dialysis

Diabetes is hard to manage. You can get a comprehensive understanding of the disease here and get the information about the latest treatments and get professional advices. read more

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a brand-new therapy based on traditional Chinese herbal medicines dating back thousands of years ago. It combines the essences of herbal medicines read more

Hormonal therapy is commonly used to treat Kidney Disease in clinic. It refers to use one or more than one hormone medicines to suppress the over-reactive immune reaction read more

Patients are suggested to treat kidney disease first before they get pregnant read more

If you are diagnosed with Kidney Disease, you should talk to your doctor about starting an exercise read more

Foods and Drinks play an important role in Kidney Disease patients read more

Font Size A A A

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Alcohol


2012-09-17 18:00

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a typical inherited kidney disease. Alcohol is a common drink. Is alcohol a good or a bad drink for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Can I drink alcohol with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

There have no studies looking at alcohol’s effects on the development of Polycystic Kidney Disease. However, many doctors are not suggested to take alcohol, especially your kidney cysts are enlarging. They explain in this way:

Alcohol increases your chances to develop high blood pressure. The elevated blood pressure can accelerate the kidney function decline in Polycystic Kidney Disease patients.

As it is known that high blood pressure is a common complication of Polycystic Kidney Disease. If you have already had Hypertension, alcohol may interfere with the medications that you are taking and make it harder to control your blood pressure.

High blood pressure is absolutely leading cause to damage your kidneys. Regular alcohol consumption usually overloads your poor kidneys. Thereby, if you happen to be a person with PKD, you are suggested to quick alcohol.

If you are otherwise healthy or have a stable and high kidney function, you may enjoy the occasional drink after communication with your doctor.

Other drinks that PKD patient should avoid, including:

- Coffee, such as generic instant, Dunkin donuts brewed, generic brewed, Starbucks Vanilla Latte

- Colas

- Nestea iced tea, black tea, Lipton Brisk Lemon iced tea

- Soft drinks, such as Pepsi, 7 Up, Sprite, Fanta, Mug Root Beer

- Red Bull energy drink

- Other drinks containing alcohol or caffeine

The drinks mentioned above usually contain alcohol or caffeine, both of which can increase the cyst growth in size and in number. If you wonder whether your favorite drinks are good or bad for your PKD, you can have a talk with your dietitian.



Name:
Country:
Phone Number :
Whatsapp :
Disease Description:
contact us
patient story

Patient Story

Latest Articles