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Can Hypertensive Nephropathy Patients Drink Coca Cola?

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-04-19 17:26

Coca Cola is a kind of soft drink,belonging to carbonated drink.It is very popular among people in global.So can patients with HN drink Coco Cola?

HN,is caused by primary high blood pressure,with hypertensive kidney disease accordingly. This disease often appears in the age of 40-60 years or order,the high blood pressure history of 5-10 years or more,the male than female. Many patients have a question that if they can drink Coca Cola? Is there any harm to their damaged kidneys?

The answer is no.Especially the patients with HN. The appearance of HN caused by high blood pressure means that the kidneys have been damaged and the renal function reduces.

Coco Cola contains phosphates ,caffeine and a loy of sugar,etc.


Too much phosphates will influence the intake of calcium and may lead to the imbalance of calcium and phosphorus,which may cause the acid-base imbalance.The acid-base imbalance will increase the renal burden.What’s more,the too much phosphates will increase the risk of renal stone,which is also dangerous to patients with HN.


The intake of caffeine will make stimulation to kidneys.In addition,the caffeine usually makes the blood pressure rising,which will increase the patients condition further and damage the kidneys larger.

3. Sugar

Coca Cola contains high sugar that may increase the kidneys burden.Actually,patients with HN should control the intake of sugar,because too much high sugar will turn into fat which will increase the risk of arteriosclerosis.It is not conducive to patients with HN to control their condition.

Besides,carbonated drink like Coco Cola,also has effect on digestion. It will restrain the probiotic in body and increase the burden of renal function.

In conclusion,if you have been diagnosed with Hypertensive Nephropathy and you are the fans of Coco Cola,I may advise you that do no drink it for your health. Or if you have other problems about your disease condition,you can contact the live doctor or Email to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com to get more help.

Hope this can help you.


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