February 25, 2011 at 08:23 PM in My diet

Is it okay to drink alcohol with kidney disease?

I'm just wondering if its okay to drink wine or beer or should i just avoid it altogether?

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Amy T., RD replied:

The answer to this question varies depending on what stage of kidney disease you may have, your other medical problems, the medications you take and your lab results. For some people with kidney disease, alcohol may be safe to consume in moderation; however, it is very individualized based on your specific situation. It is recommended to discuss the safety of alcohol with your physician and pharmacist.

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