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Dialysis Patients And Constipation

Almost dialysis patients complain constipation and the cause is multifactorial. However, there some managements can help alleviate the problem of constipations.

Why dialysis patient complain constipation?

Constipation is described as difficult or infrequent bowel movements, straining during defecation, passing hard stools and difficult stool evacuation. There are various factors that contribute to constipation, such as diet, poor fluid intake, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and various medications especially calcium and iron supplements etc. The incidence of constipation rises with increasing age in both males and female.

How to alleviate constipation in dialysis patients?

Many management help alleviate the constipation problems. If you happen to be a Dialysis person who are suffering from constipation, the following suggestions may be helpful for you.

Fibre Supplement

Fiber can be found in many plan foods, such as grains, fruits and vegetables etc. It is not digested, which helps give bulk to a bowel movement and make the stool easier to pass.

Regular Exercise

You may be tired from low hemoglobin or from dialysis treatments. Exercise also improves muscle tone and helps prevent constipation.


Sometimes, diet is not enough to prevent constipation. If you have tried these things without success, talk to your doctor about recommending a stool softener or a laxative you can take. Many dialysis patients need some sort of medication to help with regular bowel movements.

Herbal Medicine

Besides chemical medicines, there are also some natural ways to alleviate constipation and herbal medicine is a very good choice. Some herbs help nourish the function of intestine naturally and this helps strengthen the discharge of bowel.

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