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Can Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Drink Beer

Can Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Drink BeerStage 4 CKD (chronic kidney disease) is a serious disease, the diet limitation of this stage is very strict, many patients may doubt, can stage 4 CKD patients drink beer?

What is the benefit of beer?

Medical research has confirmed, the moderate beer can decrease the risk of heart disease for healthy people. Drinking mildly can avoid the formation of thrombus, prevent ischemic stroke, it can also increase insulin sensibility, reduce the risk of diabetes. Of course, the primary condition is moderation, if drinking too much, the above benefits will no longer in existence.

Can stage 4 CKD patients drink beer?

In stage 4 CKD, the GFR (glomerular filtration Rate) is between 15-29, in this case, most kidney function has lost, patients may present high phosphorus level, and the increase of phosphorus will lead to low calcium, which will make the bone weak and may cause renal bone disease. So, from this aspect, patients with stage 4 CKD should keep away from beer.

In addition, for patients, due to the decline of kidney function, drinking beer can increase the burden of kidneys, aggravate the progression of renal damage, alcohol intake can cause high blood pressure, heart disease easily.

Besides, moderate beer drinking may be ok for stage 4 CKD patients who are not on dialysis, but they must consult with doctors and dieticians before drinking. In a word, there is not an absolute answer to this problem, it depends on the illness condition of patients.

However, for patients with stage 4 CKD, knowing the influence of beer is not enough, there are too much details that patients should pay attention to. If you still have questions or anything unclear, please contact with our online doctors, they will provide more informations for you.

If you or your families are suffering from stage 4 CKD and want to know whether beer is ok, sending to kidneyfight@hotmail.com, our dieticians will give you a better suggestion. Best wishes!

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