Are you suffering from Constipation? Do you want to get relief from it? In this article, let’s have a look at the treatment for constipation in ESRD patients. Hope it can help you. If you still have any questions on ESRD treatment, please contact online doctor.
What causes of constipation in ESRD patients?
The cause is multifactorial. The dietary restriction of high potassium fruits and vegetables decreases the fiber content of food ingested, fluids are restricted, inactivity, and medications such as aluminum and calcium phosphorus binders, iron supplements, and narcotics can all cause constipation.
Treatment for constipation in ESRD patients
-To increase dietary fiber intake
-To do exercises regularly
-To take some medications to help relieve the constipation, such as Peri-Colace 100 mg BID, or Dulcolax 10-15 mg per day or Senna up to 8 tablets per day, or Fleets Enema for one time, or Lactulose 15-30 cc BID, etc.
-Once it gets relkieved, you should be on a maintenance dose to prevent constipation from reoccurring.
-If your constipation is very severe, you can try Bisacody1 10mg suppositories, which is usually effective in 15 minutes to 1 hour or Soapsuds enemas.
-You should also avoid laxatives containing magnesium, citrate, or phosphate.
If you have tried the above ways, but haven’t received good effect, you can try Chinese medicine. In our hospital, oral Chinese medicine, Acupuncture, Enema Therapy, Chinese medicine Tazi treatment and so on are often prescribed to help kidney patients alleviate constipation. Besides, systemic Chinese medicine treatment is often used to set up a good blood environment for the damaged kidneys to heal themselves. As long as your kidney function is improved, associated symptoms will ease, and you can also reduce dialysis frequency or even get rid of dialysis.
Besides constipation, you may have a lot of other symptoms and complications. To have a good control of ESRD and get rid of dialysis, you should take treatment to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function. If you can not find it in the local, welcome to our hospital. We will try our best to help you.