Alcohol and Kidney Disease

Episode 113: Alcohol And Kidney Disease. Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez shares insight on alcohol and kidney disease, answering the questions: Will alcohol hurt my kidneys, can someone with chronic kidney disease (CKD) drink alcohol, what are the risks of drinking alcohol, and much more. We will also look at medication interactions, the impact on blood sugar, the impact on your labs, and the possible benefits of drinking in moderation.

Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez's Mission:

To simplify the nutritional needs for individuals with chronic kidney disease, and to decrease the prevalence of kidney disease by providing nutrition education including realistic and wholesome lifestyle changes.

Jen helps those with chronic kidney disease find their best kidney-friendly diet so that they can spend less time stressing over keeping their kidney function and get more control of their life!

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