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Can One Take Alcohol If They Have Nephrotic Syndrome

2015-05-30 09:16| Font Size A A A

Can One Take Alcohol If They Have Nephrotic SyndromeCan one take alcohol if they have nephrotic syndrome? Some alcoholic with Nephrotic Syndrome may have the concern. Now, let’s have a discussion for the question.

To be frank, everything is the matter of degree. We all know the drinking moderate amount of alcohol is beneficial for body health, while a large amount of alcohol will conversely worsen illness condition. Therefore, whether nephrotic syndrome patient can drink alcohol or not need to depend on patients’s specific illness condition. If you have any questions or doubts, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor or email to and we will give your reply within 48 hours.

Actually, you are suggested to avoid drinking alcohol if suffering from the following condition.

High blood pressure

Generally speaking, patients with the disease are prone to suffer from high blood pressure need to take caution, since alcohol consumptom may raise blood pressure to them, which is a dangerous for kidney disease patients.


Nephrotic syndrome can damage the glomeruli and some nutrition like protein will leak out through the increased holes of glomerular filtration membrane, causing proteinuria. In the condition, drinking alcohol can increase kidneys’ burden and worsen illness condition.


Drinking alcohol can worsen anemia state and platelet disorders, and this can impair the nutrition status.

Some medications

Besides, alcohol may interact with some medicines, whether prescription or over-the-counter drugs, which can decease their curative effective, thus cause further damages to kidneys. In this case, you had better to consult your doctors to make sure drinking will not have any bad influences on your medicines.

In addition, aside from alcohol, you should also give up smoking if you are a smoker. All in all, balanced diet plans and healthy lifestyles are necessary for keeping kidney from the further damage.

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