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Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Drink Beer

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Drink BeerPolycystic Kidney Disease can cause damage to kidney functioning tissues, with the growth of kidney cysts. For PKD patients, they should pay highly attention to their diet and drink. Can beer be their drink choice? Can PKD patients drink beer?

Learn more about Polycystic Kidney Disease diet

For PKD patients, the growth of their kidney cysts and PKD complications are their two biggest concerns. Enlarged kidney cysts will replace kidney functioning tissues gradually, while PKD complications such as kidney stone and infections will worsen patients’ illness condition easily.

A healthy diet can help manage the above problems, while any mistake in meal plan may trigger or aggravate the above problems. Therefore, PKD patients are recommended to develop a diet with the following restrictions.

- Low sodium and protein

- Staying away from high-oxalate foods

- Avoiding foods rich in purine

- Steering clear of spicy foods

Can patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease drink beer?

Some people think beer is low in alcohol, so PKD patients can drink some beer in their daily life. However, in fact, this thought is wrong. The alcohol concentration is only one factor that determines whether PKD patients can drink beer. According to the above diet suggestions, they should stay away from beer because of two reasons.

The one is its rich purine. Purine is the main source of uric acid. If taken in extra, uric acid will deposit in the blood and cause gout, kidney stone and other problems for PKD patients. The other one is that beer can stimulate the growth of kidney cysts. From this perspective, beer isn’t suitable for PKD patients.

In addition to beer, chocolate, coca-cola, strong tea, coffee and so on may also stimulate the growth of kidney cysts. If you want to get a food and drink list to avoid, you can consult our doctor online directly.

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