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Cope with Constipation among Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

2013-03-13 16:02

Constipation , Peritoneal Dialysis How to cope with constipation among peritoneal dialysis patient? Constipation can be a problem for peritoneal dialysis patients. There is no doubt that constipation can affect the treatment effect of peritoneal dialysis and discount the quality of life.

How does constipation affect peritoneal dialysis patients?

Causes of constipation can be from medications, diet restrictions and lack of exercise. Constipation can cause the bowels to press against the catheter and interrupt drainage. It can also displace the catheter inside the peritoneal cavity.

How to cope with constipation among peritoneal dialysis patients?

To prevent constipation from becoming a problem, try to get a little exercise each day, eat fresh fruit and vegetables as allowed and also include high fiber in your diet. Diet for Patients with Peritoneal Dialysis can relieve constipation to a certain degree. Your doctor may prescribe stool softeners or laxatives if necessary.

Mulberry juice is often used among older people. Any adult could use this and it would help them greatly. Mulberry juice contains many minerals and vitamins. What the juice does is stimulate digestion and assimilation of nutrients in the small intestine. Drinking some of this juice on the onset of constipation could stop the problem all together. Prunes will help soften the stool making it easier to come out. Careful not to eat to many or you may be getting more then you bargained for. Going for a long walk could help get things moving along. When you do light exercises you will get your heart rate pumping, your blood flowing which will help aid in the constipation.

Kidney disease experts hope all the kidney disease patients could prevent peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. Anyway, they are not the long-term methods. If you still have some certain urine, then it is much likely to get rid of dialysis through repairing kidney damage and enhancing kidney function. Your any questions about constipation or other symptoms in peritoneal dialysis is welcomed.

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