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Is Senna Contraindicated In Kidney Failure

2013-03-05 11:24

kidney failure senna, kidney failure constipationIs senna contraindicated in kidney failure?Senna is an herb that has been used to deal with constipation. It is a common laxative, however, can it be used by kidney failure patients?

Kidney failure is a medical term used to describe the condition in which kidneys fail to work properly. With completely failed kidneys, patients need to start dialysis or do kidney transplant to maintain their life. For these kidney failure patients who are undergoing dialysis, especially peritoneal dialysis, they are at high risk of developing constipation. With serious constipation, it is necessary for kidney failure patients to take some medical measures. Senna is a choice, however, because of its serious side effects, it is not a long-term solution.

Side effects of senna includes: severe stomach pain, severe diarrhea, watery diarrhea, weight loss, worsening constipation after you stop taking senna, enlargement of your fingers and toes, low potassium, nausea, itching, loss of appetite and so on. These side effects may affect kidney failure patients’ physical condition and weaken them. Therefore, trying some natural remedies is of great significance.

What are the natural remedies for constipation in kidney failure patients?

1. Drink much more water

2. Eating a high fiber diet by eating much more fruits and vegetables. Also, if you are not able to get enough fiber through your diet, a fiber supplement maybe beneficial.

3. Increasing physical activity, which also will help kidney failure patients to alleviate constipation

4. If you are not allowed to drink much more water or you have a strict diet limitation, you can ask your doctor for help who may prescribed with mild constipating medications.

Compared with senna, these natural remedies are more adoptable. Therefore, if you are a kidney failure patient and also suffering from constipation problem, you can try the above several methods.

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