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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 Alcohol Cause Kidney Failure

2013-11-23 15:27

Can Alcohol Cause Kidney FailureAlchohol can have an great adverse impacts on kidneys. Long-term alcoholism may cause kidney function decline, even kidney failure.

Kidneys work to filter the blood and they clean the blood by using the heathy glomeruli to remove the waste products and excessive water, as well as maintain the balance of electorlyte and acid-base etc.

This leaves alcohols vulnerable to many kidney-related health problems. Hepatorenal failure refers to the most frequent and gravest condition in which the kidneys are damaged. It occurs in a person who has cirrhosis of the liver from long-term heavy alcohol consumption. It can appear after severe gastrointestinal bleeding, or occasionally, for no identifiable reason. The kidneys gradually fail to produce urine and, within a short time, the patient expires.

Alcohol can produce urine flow within 20 minutes of comsumption; as a result of urinary fluids losses, the concentration of electrolytes in blood serum increases.

For patients who have kidney disease originally, they are suggested to avoid drinking alcohol, because alcohol can aggravate the kidney damage. The alchol will effect the kideny from cell damage and swelling of kidneys on certain specific hormones that can impact the kidney function.

If you happen to be a person who continuously drinking, the alcohol may destroy the balance of ions and water in the body, which can increase the development of kidney failure.

How to stop alcohol, if you happen to be a person with kidney failure?

Early intervention can help prevent alcholism in patients with kidney failure. Drinking in excess of alcohol-even for an absolutely healthy one-could lead to heart disease, liver disease, high blood pressure and kidney disease, as well as numerous other medical problems.

Read on and find the ways to prevent alcoholism in patients with kidney failure.

- lock alchohol out of your room

- tell yourself never try alcoholism, when you feel bad or are in depression

- slow down your sipping

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