Kidney failure patients with dialysis run a high risk for constipation which affects their life seriously. Here, we will introduce several natural remedies for constipation in dialysis and hope it is helpful. In addition, if these natural remedies can not help you solve problems, you can leave message to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more treatment methods with free of charge.
Constipation is a common problem in our daily life. It not only affects dialysis patients, but also lots of healthy people. Now, before introducing the natural remedies for constipation in dialysis, let’s firstly learn how dialysis cause constipation problem.
Causes of constipation in dialysis
In clinic, constipation in dialysis is contributable to the following several factors:
1. Fluid limitation: For kidney failure patients with swollen body, they are usually asked to limit fluid intake in their daily life, which helps to remit edema symptom, but can trigger constipation.
2. Diet restriction: Fiber plays an important part for bowel movement. In our daily diet, many vegetables and fruits are high in fiber. However, due to high levels of potassium and phosphorus, many high fiber foods are not available for them. If this condition lasts for a long time, constipation will occur.
3. For peritoneal dialysis patients, they may suffer from constipation due to high pressure of the peritoneal dialysis fluid in the abdomen. This can cause bowel movement to slow down, increasing patients’ risk for constipation.
4. Lack of physical exercises
Natural remedies for constipation in dialysis
For constipation associated with dialysis, the following natural remedies will be helpful:
1. Eating a high fiber diet and try to consume 20 to35grms of fiber everyday. Foods like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, grapes, canned pears or peaches and carrots are all recommended fruits and vegetables for dialysis patients.
2. Fiber supplement: If dialysis patients can not get enough fiber through diet, fiber supplement will be necessary.
3. Not everyone with dialysis needs to limit fluid intake. If you are not suggested to restrict fluid, try to drink a bit more water every day.
4. Do more physical exercises every day. This not only helps to deal with constipation to some extent, but also helps to strengthen immune system and thus lower risk for cold and infection.
Lastly, constipation is one of the side effects of dialysis. And when the above natural remedies can not help to solve problems, stool softener or a laxative can be considered to put into use.
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