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Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Excessive Protein In Blood?

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Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Question: can drinking wine every night cause protein in urine
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Alcohol and proteinuria

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Relation of protein in urine to alcohol consumption depends on the amount of alcohol consumed. Moderate amount of alcohol consumption. Drinking 1-2 glasses of wine daily have shown to decrease the amount of proteins in urine. However, more than 3-4 glasses of wine daily causes renal damage and increase protein levels in urine (mainly due to alcohol's effect on increased blood pressure with eventual strain on kidneys).

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Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Excessive Protein In Blood?

Brief Answer: Alcohol and proteinuria Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HCM Relation of protein in urine to alcohol consumption depends on the amount of alcohol consumed. Moderate amount of alcohol consumption. Drinking 1-2 glasses of wine daily have shown to decrease the amount of proteins in urine. However, more than 3-4 glasses of wine daily causes renal damage and increase protein levels in urine (mainly due to alcohol's effect on increased blood pressure with eventual strain on kidneys). Hope this answers your questions Please address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi