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How does Alcohol Affect Polycystic Kidney Disease

Time:  2014-03-07 06:15

How does Alcohol Affect Polycystic Kidney DiseaseAlcohol is widely known by our human being and many people like to drink it, especially for men. But do you know the harm of it? It is reported alcohol is the second leading cause of death besides smoking. Then how does alcohol affect polycystic kidney disease?

For ordinary people, moderate amount of alcohol can help decrease the risk of heart disease. However, alcohol can do nothing to delay the growth of kidney cysts. On the contrary, drinking too much alcohol will make the illness condition more serious.

How does alcohol affect polycystic kidney disease?

A. Drinking too much alcohol will increase the blood pressure

As a common symptom of PKD, high blood pressure and kidney damage can influence each other. If you are suffering from high blood pressure and drink too much alcohol, this symptom will get more serious.

B. Drinking too much alcohol can make more kidney damage

Alcohol will affect the balance of nitrogen and stimulate the production of active protein. This will increase the burden to the kidney and the condition may be more serious for PKD patients whose kidney functions have been damaged.

C. Drinking too much alcohol can damage other organs

It’s reported that liquor is the second factor that harms to the health of people. It can cause liver cirrhosis, anemia, dyspepsia and malnutrition. These are the harms that alcohol brings to people and it is impossible to provide a healthy peripheral environment to PKD treatment under this condition.

With PKD, you should limit the amount of protein and sodium. You are suggested to control the protein intake within 0.6g/kg one day and sodium intake within 6g a day.

Generally speaking, vegetables and fruits are abundant in vitamin. Foods like cranberry and kiwi are beneficial for kidneys. For more detailed lists, you can consult with our online doctor.

Through the above analysis, you must have known the answer how does alcohol affect PKD. Considering to your own health, you should balance the overall health and the amount of alcohol you drink well. With more information, email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com. We are here to help you all the time. Good luck!

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