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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 People with Renal Cyst Drink Alcohol

2013-03-20 16:44

Can People with Renal Cyst Drink Alcohol  Can people with renal cyst drink alcohol? More than one patient has consulted us recently. For healthy people, drinking a small amount of alcohol has some healthy benefits. Is it same for people with renal cyst. Today we are here to these patients an answer in detail.

Our liver not our kidney is responsible to degrade alcohol. Does it mean alcohol won’t affect patients’ kidney? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Drinking alcohol may cause some healthy problems for people with renal cyst.

First one is high blood pressure, which is a big risk of worsening patients’ condition. For people with renal cyst especially the elder, high blood pressure occurs easily. If uncontrolled effectively, high blood pressure will cause aggravate patients’ condition and may cause irreversible kidney damage. Alcohol has an obvious effect in raising patients’ blood pressure. In view of this, alcohol is not suitable for people with renal cyst.

The second is the growth of renal cyst. Researches have revealed that alcohol can stimulate the activity of sac protein and prompt these fluid-filled sacs to grow quickly. If some of these cysts grow too big or one of them ruptures, other severe healthy problems may occur to threaten patients’ condition.

The last one is heart disease. Drinking a lot of alcohol can increase the risk of heart disease and then affect the kidney function. If untreated timely, heart disease will be a big danger for drinkers.

Can people with renal cyst drink alcohol? From the above, we can know these patients must give up drinking or limit drinking is decided by their specific condition. Tell the kidney experts online your specific condition, so they can help you make a healthy drinking plan.

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