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Can I drink beer with kidney disease? I was diagnosed with kidney disease and I want to know whether can I drink beer. Can you help me? Thanks!
Hello, friend. For your question, I need more detailed info of your illness condition, then, I can give you a certain answer. Here we can give a general introduction about this topic.
Beer is a very delicious drink that most of us prefer to drink. Actually, beer is also available for kidney disease patients, but what I want to emphasize is that they need to control the volume of beer according to their illness condition.
In fact, the volume of alcohol in beer is very lower, and it is called “liquid bread” by many people. This is because beer is made of ferment grain and contain various nutrition. Thereby, drinking some beer can help to supply the nutrition in the body and increase appetite for people with slight or moderate kidney damage.
Drinking beer moderately may be ok for patients with CKD who are not on dialysis. However, you’d better consult your doctor or renal dietitian to make sure if alcohol is safe for you. If you can drink alcohol safely, your dietitian will also give you some advice on the types and amounts that are right for you.
In addition, if you have a high level of potassium level, you’d better avoid drinking beer or limit intake of beer.
Through the above analysis, we can see that whether you can drink beer with kidney disease depends on your own physical condition. More specific info, please talk with our online doctor directly or you can attach your test report to firstname.lastname@example.org