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How Does Alcohol Affect A Nephrotic Syndrome Patient

How Does Alcohol Affect A Nephrotic Syndrome PatientAlcohol affects your liver more directly than your kidneys. However, patients with poor kidney function are not recommended to drink alcohol as well. Nephrotic Syndrome is a kind of kidney disorder in which the glomeruli become leaky so that protein which should be retained in the body leaks into the urine. How does alcohol affect a Nephrotic Syndrome patient? Go on reading to learn more information.

Alcohol consumption raises your blood pressure.

Not a few Nephrotic Syndrome patients have high blood pressure. Alcohol can raise your blood pressure further. High blood pressure can damage the tiny filters in your kidneys so as to worsen your proteinuria and impair your kidney function. In fact, high blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure.

Alcohol consumption reduces blood flow into kidneys

Organs in our body need blood to transport nutrients and oxygen to maintain their function. Alcohol consumption reduces blood flow into kidneys, which can cause ischemia and anoxia so as to cause further damage to your kidneys. Besides, it can put extra stress on your heart so as to increase your risk of heart failure.

Alcohol consumption can cause nutrient deficiency.

Excessive alcohol consumption can affect your appetite so that you can not get balanced nutrients, which affects your recovery from Nephrotic Syndrome.

In addition, alcohol may also be dangerous if taken with some medicines, so you had better check with your doctor to learn whether it is safe for you to drink.

Though alcohol has so many disadvantages, it does not mean you should avoid alcohol drinking totally. When your Nephrotic Syndrome is under control, moderate alcohol intake has some health benefits.

How does alcohol affect a Nephrotic Syndrome patient? Hope the above information is helpful for you. Scientific and reasonable diet plays an important role in Nephrotic Syndrome treatment. If you would like a personalized diet plan, please leave your basic information below. Our doctors will contact you later.

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