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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can I Drink Alcohol With Simple Kidney Cyst

2014-07-12 01:08

Can I Drink Alcohol With Simple Kidney CystSimple kidney cyst is one of the types of kidney cysts, and the other one is complex kidney cyst. Alcohol and smoking are often the restrictions for many patients with kidney disease. Some people think that simple kidney cyst is not as serious, so they ask me whether they can drink alcohol with simple kidney cyst. The answer depends on their own illness condition.

Benefits of alcohol for healthy people

Actually, alcohol does not do no good at all. Drinking alcohol moderately has been linked to a host of good outcomes. Studies have suggested that drinking alcohol, wine in particular, may reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke, gallstone formation, type 2 diabetes and dementia. It may also give your metabolism a slight boost.

There are two things you should: Healthy people and moderate consumption. How about patients with simple kidney cyst?

Effects of alcohol on patients with simple kidney cyst

In the early stage, simple kidney cyst is small and asymptomatic. Patients can drink little amount of alcohol. You should consult your doctor about that.

In the advanced stage, the cyst grows and may start to compress the nearby tissues. At this time,drinking alcohol will absolutely aggravate the patients condition because alcohol will stimulate the activity of the cyst and accelerate the secretion of the sac liquid. And then the kidney cysts could grow quicker.

Secondly, alcohol can also increase the risk of high blood pressure, which is bad for kidney function. In addition, alcohol can disturb the nitrogen balance. Decomposing of the protein and urea nitrogen content in the blood, which will burden the kidney, will increase because of that. High level of blood nitrogen will burden the kidney and thus cause further damage of kidney function.

In summary, alcohol does more harm than good on patients with simple kidney cyst. You’d better control yourself not to drink alcohol. If you have any other questions, we are also glad to answer you. Live support or message board are available. Welcome your consultation.

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