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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 PKD Patients Drink Beer

2013-04-06 11:02

can pkd patients drink beerAn icy cold beer is the best option for one on a hot day. However, not everyone can drink beer casually. For instance, for an individual, if he has PKD, he needs to avoid drinking beer, so as to protect their residual kidney function. well then, how does beer affect PKD on earth?

Beer is a common alcoholic beverage in summer and it is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea. Drinking beer have som health benefits; however, for PKD patients , they may need to stay away from beer, because of the following several reasons:

1. Beer stimulate cyst in kidney and may cause enlargement of kidney cyst

PKD is a genetic kidney disorder characterized by different-sizes of cysts in kidney. These cysts enlarge over time and damage surrounding kidney tissues. For people with PKD, drinking beer frequently may stimulate cysts to enlarge and thus cause quick deterioration of illness condition.

2. Drinking beer will increase kidney burden

Kidneys are responsible for discharging wastes like creatinine and urea nitrogen produced by our body when kidney function is impaired because of PKD, kidneys will fail to discharge these wastes out of blood effectively and timely. Drinking too much beer will break nutrigen balance and cause too much protein to be broken down. Urea nitrogen is produced when protein is metabolized in our body, so drinking beer will increase kidney burden. In this light, PKD patients should avoid drinking too much beer.

3. Drinking beer aggravate PKD symptoms

If you are a PKD patient and drink beer regularly, your will develop various complications like anemia, digestive problems, hyperlipidaemia and atherosis and so on earlier, compared with these who do not drink, because long-term drinking of beer will lead to anemia, dysfunction of platelet, digestive problem and many other health problems directly.

For PKD patients, taking good care of themselves, instead of satisfying their appetite, should be more important. From this view, PKD patients should get far away from beer.

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