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Can you drink alcohol when taking steroids. also can alcohol affect your kidneys

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My daughter has Uveitus (sp?). her kidneys are swollen and dr has her on steroids to reduce the swelling. We didn't think she can drink with steroids.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No recent injuries. However, she had a hysterectomy last Sept. She had an attack about 8 years ago of the Uveitus and now it's surfacing again. The swelling ((about 4 months now) is coming down as her blood tests show she's headed in the right direction.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

She had Endometriosis and was on Lupron shots for about a year until she got another opinion and they operated fairly quickly with the Hysterectomy.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Well certain side effects of steroids are aggravated by taking alcohol. E.g both cause gastrointestinal ulcers/ bleeding, both can suppress immunity thus leading to increased vulnerability to infections. Moreover alcohol increases the workload of kidneys by pushing more fluid through them which isnt ideal for kidneys already recovering.

So all in all its better to abstain from alcohol while taking steroids.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Your kidneys filter harmful substances from your blood. One of these substances is alcohol. Alcohol can cause changes in the function of the kidneys and make them less able to filter your blood. In addition to filtering blood, your kidneys do many other important jobs. One of these jobs is keeping the right amount of water in your body. Alcohol affects the ability of your kidneys to do this. When alcohol dehydrates (dries out) the body, the drying effect can affect the normal function of cells and organs, including the kidneys.

Too much alcohol can also affect your blood pressure. People who drink too much are more likely to have high blood pressure. And medications for high blood pressure can be affected by alcohol. High blood pressure is a common cause of kidney disease. More than two drinks a day can increase your chance of having high blood pressure.

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