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Constipation in Dialysis : Causes & Treatments

2015-04-16 15:41

Constipation in Dialysis : Causes & TreatmentsFor now, constipation is common complaint for patients who are on dialysis. Constipation affects patients’ life seriously. Several patients eager to know that why do they suffer from constipation during dialysis and even more importantly, how to deal with constipation during dialysis.

Why do dialysis patients suffer from constipation when they are on dialysis?

Firstly, for patients who are on dialysis, there is very strictly restrictions on their health diet. They are not allowed to eat much foods that are high in fiber because they may high in potassium and phosphorus. Secondly, patients have to sit at chair or bed for about four or six hours. Lacking exercise also contribute to constipation. Thirdly, in order to reduce the workload of kidney, they are not allowed to drink too much water. Restrictions on water intake also can lead to constipation. Certain medications is another major cause for patients to suffer from constipation, especially calcium and iron supplements.

How to deal with constipation in dialysis?

Patients can eat high fiber foods in daily life according to patients’ own illness condition. Fiber can be found in grains, fruits and vegetables which makes the stool easier to pass. And they also can make some exercise to improve muscle tone and prevent constipation. The above approaches can not deal with constipation thoroughly and fundamentally. The best way for patients to avoid constipation is to help patients avoid dialysis. and the most important method to keep away from dialysis is to improve kidney function. The natural treatments in Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital have been proved to be effective in improving kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a better alternative treatment for patients with kidney disease than other treatments. The natural treatments take great effect in controlling illness progression, preventing the kidney disease from advancing, have patients have less dialysis or even stop dialysis, thus alleviating constipation fundamentally.

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