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Is OK to Drink Beer for Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?

Time:  2014-08-31 01:39

Polycystic Kidney Disease is inherent disease. As the cysts enlarged, they may make further damage to kidney functions. Therefore, PKD patients should pay attention to their diet. So many patients want to confirm is it ok to drink beer for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

The advantage of drinking beer

Reduce kidney stones

2011 ADA Times reveled that beer can reduce the risk of your kidney stones. In fact too much calcium can cause kidney stones, the hops in beer not only can help slow the release of calcium from the bones, but beer also contains lots of water that is beneficial to our kidneys.

High in nutrition

Beer is source of plentiful nutrition. It is rich in vitamin B6, vitamin B12, riboflavin and silicon that is helpful for strengthen bones.

Reduce risks of heart disease

A study showed that moderate consumption of alcohol makes blood less sticky, that is to say it makes blood less likely to clot. It also helps lower blood pressure .

Although beer has so many benefits, it does not mean that PKD patients consume beer as more as they can. It also has disadvantage.

The disadvantage of beer

Drinking too much beer will increase the burden of kidney. Excess beer can cause high level protein. And damaged kidney function can not filter out the extra protein, which increases the kidney burden.

To a large extent, beer can stimulate the growth kidney cysts. The enlargement of these kidney cysts may damage other organs or kidney functions.

Drinking too much beer for a longer time, which has high possibility to worsen PKD symptoms such as anemia, hyperlipemia, high blood pressure.

From above mentioned, even though beer has so many benefits, it is not ok to drink beer for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. If you want to know more about the healthy diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease, you can send email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com, we will tell you more information.

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