PKD: Alcohol Consumption = Suicide

2018-07-01 15:56

PKD: Alcohol Consumption = SuicideAre you a PKD patient? Do you like drinking alcohol? Now some studies show that for PKD patients, alcohol consumption equals suicide. Therefore, remember not to drink alcohol any more. It may be related with your life.

Many studies have shown that beverage especially liquor should be quit by PKD patients, because alcohol can stimulate kidneys, and it can also directly stimulate the polycystic protein activity and accelerate the cyst fluid secretion so as to speed up the growth of cysts. That is why I say that alcohol consumption equals suicide for PKD patients.

Drinking alcohol for a long time can also lead to anemia, platelet dysfunction, and various bleeding; It can also lead to poor gastrointestinal absorption, and lack of nutrition will lead to lower utilization rate of vitamin B1, B2 and folic acid, and increase excretion of vitamin B6. Moreover, it can lead to hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis and so on. These are the dangers of alcohol to the whole body and are detrimental to the recovery of the polycystic kidney.

Kidney rehabilitation in patients with PKD requires a good internal environment. Regular alcohol consumption can elevate blood pressure. And drinking too much can make the conjunctive water in the cell lost, and the creatine metabolism in muscle hyperactive so as to elevate creatinine level. When alcohol is broken down, it can produce acid substances, leading to acidosis, which is manifested as nausea, anorexia, depression and headache, etc.

Alcohol also damages the kidneys, affects the nitrogen balance of the body, increase protein decomposition, and increase content of blood urea nitrogen, which can put extra stress on kidneys. For healthy people, it may be not a big problem, but for PKD patients, it equals to suicide.

All in all, PKD patients should avoid alcohol consumption. Besides, you should also take medical treatment to stop the growth of renal cysts and shrink them so as to protect your kidneys from being damaged. If you can not find out such a treatment in the local, welcome to Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital. Our renal experts will help you.

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