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    Constipation in Dialysis: Causes and Treatment

    2014-06-21 07:06| Font Size A A A

    Constipation in Dialysis: Causes and TreatmentDialysis may be used when your kidney disease develops into end stage of kidney failure. However, it has a high risk of constipation for dialysis patients which can affect their normal life. Therefore, finding the causes and treatment is extremely important thing for them.

    Constipation is described as difficult or infrequent bowel movements, straining during defecation, passing hard stools and difficult stool evacuation. How does dialysis cause constipation? Here, we will introduce several commonly seen causes and natural remedies for patients. Additionally, if you still want to know more detailed info, you can leave a message to to get more treatment methods.

    Poor fluid intake

    Since dialysis patients have the swollen body, they are always required to limit intake of water. In this regard, it can help patients to eliminate edema but fails to solve constipation.

    Diet restriction

    Fiber plays an important part for bowel movement. However, dialysis patients have a strict limitation on their daily diet. Moreover, due to high levels of potassium and phosphorus, many high fibers foods are not available for them. And constipation will occur.

    Other causes

    Dialysis patients always complicate constipation because of high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, no exercise and various medications. All of these contribute to the formation of constipation.

    Having known its causes, the next step is to find out available methods to manage and eliminate this condition.

    1. Drink water in a right amount.

    Water can be the most choice to smooth intestinal tract. And it can make stool easier to pass. The amount of water you can take depends on your urine output. If you are not sure the best water intake in your condition, please feel free to contact our Live Doctor and he will give you an individualized advice.

    2. Fiber supplement

    It can be found in many plant foods, such as grain, fruits and vegetables etc. Under your doctor guidance, choosing some foods good for you can help you solve constipation.

    3. Regular exercise

    Doing more moderate physical exercise not only can deal with constipation but also can enhance immunity.

    4. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

    It combines with Chinese medicines and advanced Western technology to eliminate various symptoms and manage kidney disease. The micronized Chinese herbs can be permeated into kidney lesions effectively under the help of osmosis device. Furthermore, the effective ingredients of herbs can expand blood vessels, promote blood circulation and repair damaged kidney tissues and cells. Once renal function get a well recovery, patients can avoid analysis and prevent constipation.

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