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Generally speaking, is it safe for someone in stage 4 CKD to consume alcohol? If so, how much, in what form (beer, wine, hard liquor) and how often? Will alcohol consumption accelerate kidney failure in stage 4?
This is a great question, but a question for your Doctor.
Originally Posted by lizzydew
I received the GIFT OF LIFE on Nov 9, 2010 thanks to my wonderful donor Laura and her family!
Dr appt is not for another couple weeks. What should I do until the appt? I do plan to ask. It hardly seems worthwhile to call just for this question.
lizzydew, You will probably find mixed reactions to your question even from Drs. From what I have read online, drinking alcohol in moderation for folks with ckd is ok. 1 drink per day for women and 2 for men is considered moderate drinking. Getting the ok from you Dr. is probably the best advice.
May you always have Love to share, Health to spare, and Friends that care
Acute Kidney Function Loss 12/07 - GFR 39
Current GFR 46 - Stage 3 - Controlled HBP
Hi I can't speak for you or anyone else but I asked my doctor and he said it was fine to have a drink if I wanted but in moderation. I have always enjoyed a drink so have continued to do so throughout my disease--I drink vodka and he said that this was better than beer or whisky. I don't think it does any harm and it's a nice relaxing thing to do at the weekend. I drink 4 or 5--that's my limit.
lupus diagnosed 1988
Peritoneal Dialysis 1996
Kidney Transplant 1999
At present Stage 4 CKD / GFR 20%