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Can I Drink Beer Or Wine with PKD


2013-06-30 16:36

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Can I Drink Beer Or Wine with PKDPolycystic kidney disease(PKD) is a very serious condition. As there is no a cure for it, the only thing the patients can do is to slow its progression. Life style changes are important part in treating PKD. Can I drink beer or wine with PKD?

Moderate consumption of alcohol has shown some benefits in a healthy population.Red wine may even have cardio protective effects.Although there is no research showing that moderate alcohol intake can accelerate renal function deterioration in PKD, it still has the following possible risks:

* Make blood pressure more difficult to control;

* PKD patients often are on many medicines. Alcohol can interact with the prescription medications;

* Over consumption of alcohol can cause liver damage;

* Can empty calories;

*Can increase the chance of developing high blood pressure

If the patients with PKD have no other healthy problems, moderate alcohol consumption is okay.However, men with PKD should limit to two drinks and one drink is acceptable for the diseased women.One drink equals to 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1 ounces of whiskey.

Due to the possible risks of drinking alcohol, you had better consult your doctor before you drink alcohol.

Other drinks the patients with PKD should avoid include coffee, soft drinks, cola and other drinks containing alcohol and caffeine. If you do not know what drink is appropriate to you, you can consult us on line now.

Besides paying more attention to alcohol consumption in PKD, the patients should know how much fluid they should drink. As renal function varies in different stages, the amount of fluid intake should also be different. Very early in the course of the disease, PKD patients lose the ability to concentrate their urine.This means that the kidneys in patients with PKD cannot hold on to or reabsorb water as well as other individuals. This defect is mild.The patients still can have normal fluid intake as other healthy population.If they have exercise, they should increase the fluid intake in case of dehydration. Once they start dialysis, how much fluid is up to urine output. Fluid Intake in Kidney Disease with And without Dialysis




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