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FSGS: Can I Drink Alcohol

FSGS,alcoholFor most people with kidney disease, alcohol is not suggested. This principle also goes for patients with Focal Segmental Glomerulonephritis. Here are the harm of alcohol for FSGS.

- Drinking alcohol can lower the body's immune system, which makes it easier for the relapse of the disease.

- For the patients on medications, alcohol can complicate how medications work. They should check with the doctor about drinking alcohol while on medication.

- As many patients with FSGS suffer from hyperlipidaemia, the carbohydrate load in alcohol can deteriorate this condition significantly.

- Drinking can increase the chance of developing blood pressure. It can accelerate the renal function deterioration rate. If the patients have high blood pressure it can make it harder to keep the blood pressure controlled.

- As many patients with FSGS suffer from hyperlipidaemia, the carbohydrate load in alcohol can deteriorate this condition significantly.

- Large amount of alcohol consumption can cause much damage to heart, thus elevating the risks of developing heart failure which is one of major death causes of FSGS.

- Alcohol can impair kidney cells directly and increase the risk of needing dialysis for the patients with FSGS.

Is there any recommended suggestions on FSGS?

Lean meats

If the patients with FSGS develop renal insufficiency, they should eat 0.6g of protein per kg of body weight each day. As poultry and lean meats are loaded in proteins, the patients should limit its intake to avoid putting additional strain on the kidneys.

Low calorie beverages

The beverages plays a role in management of the kidney disease. The patients should limit the fluid intake to prevent retention of fluid so as to relieve swelling. They can drink water, low-fat milk and clear soft drinks and restrict cola soft drinks are rich in phosphoric acid which can elevate phosphorus in blood.

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