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How to Deal with Constipation for Dialysis Patients

constipation, DialysisIt seems that constipation can become a common problem for many kidney failure patients on dialysis treatment. Here we will talk about the causes of constipation and how to deal with constipation for dialysis patients.

Possible causes of constipation on dialysis

After kidney failure patients begin dialysis treatment, their physical activity will be decreased. What is more, the limitation on fluid intake and bad intestinal peristalsis function in kidney failure stage can result in constipation. Medications that some renal patients take, such as phosphate binders, cause constipation, also.

How to deal with constipation for dialysis patients?

Getting enough fiber on a renal diet will be a good choice to cope with constipation. Many high-fiber foods are high in phosphorus and potassium, however, and thus not renal-friendly, but you do have some renal-friendly options that will help you get more fiber in your diet. Renal-friendly vegetable choices are carrots, zucchini, green beans, yellow beans, cooked corn and broccoli. Renal-friendly fruits can include blueberries, strawberries, apple, pears, blackberries and raspberries.

Adding a fiber supplement may help with constipation on dialysis, and there are some options that don’t affect the fluid intake. If this problem still bothers you after those methods, talk to your doctor about prescribing a stool softener. It is not a long-term solution, but can bring temporary relief.

In addition to constipation on dialysis, there are many other dialysis problems like nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, itching skin, fever, chest pain, sleep problems, etc. So, to a certain degree, dialysis has not improved the quality of life. We are here helping you live a better life, if having any questions, choose the way you prefer to contact us, we are here fighting against the disease together with you.

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