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How to Treat Constipation in Dialysis

2016-10-29 16:45

How to Treat Constipation in DialysisConstipation is a common problem among dialysis patients. We have to say that constipation brings lots of troubles to the patients’ life. Then what are the cause of constipation in dialysis and how to treat it?

What are the causes of constipation in dialysis?

The most recommended strategies for preventing constipation are to eat a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids and get regular exercise. However, because of diet and fluid restrictions, these recommendations can be difficult to follow while on dialysis. So constipation is common to occur among dialysis patients. In addition, many medications that dialysis patients take also can cause constipation.

How to help dialysis patients treat constipation?

For dialysis patients, fruits and vegetables are significant sources of fiber. Aim to eat 3 serving of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables per day. Carrots, canned pears or peaches, raspberries, grapes, blueberries, strawberries and corn are good choices. What is more, a fiber supplement may be beneficial. Unifiber, FiberSure and Benefiber are brands that are safe for dialysis patients to treat and prevent constipation. Remember to consult your doctor before you start a fiber supplement. Many dialysis patients need some kind of medication to help treat constipation. Chinese herbal medicines like Chinese rhubarb, folium nelumbinis, folium sennae, Chinese angelica and so on have an obvious effect treating constipation in dialysis safely and efficiently.

All those above measures are helpful to relieve constipation, hoping it can help you in some ways. If you have other questions about dialysis or want to treat kidney failure effectively, you can send email to us or consult our doctor on WhatsApp/Viber directly, we will try our best to help you.

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