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Is Colace Helpful for Dialysis Patients to Treat Constipation

Is Colace Helpful for Dialysis Patients to Treat ConstipationDialysis patients are susceptible to constipation, especially chronic constipation. It makes patients have full stomach, poor appetite and other discomforts. Then, most patients will try to use some laxatives to ease their constipation. Colace is just one laxative used commonly to deal with chronic constipation. Can this medicine help treat dialysis patients’ constipation?

Before giving out the answer, we would like to introduce how colace tablets work.

This medicine is one surface active agent, and it can prompt water and fatty substances to immerge into faeces in intestinal tract, thus playing its role of softening faeces. Colace is absorbed by gastrointestinal tract and excreted by bile.

Why do dialysis patients have chronic constipation?

Patients don’t need to do dialysis, unless their kidneys are damaged seriously. Although dialysis can help replace a part of kidneys’ job, it is unable to be as effective as healthy kidneys. Besides, in order to reduce the burden on kidneys and make patients live easier with dialysis, patients on dialysis are always recommended to develop a restrict diet plan. Then, internal environment disorder and limited intake of fluid and dietary fiber trigger constipation.

Is colace useful to treat constipation for dialysis patients?

In some cases, this medicine can help ease constipation temporarily, while in some other cases, it doesn’t work at all. One dialysis patient has ever complained he took colace 100 mg twicea day but still had constipation. In view of this, we can know colace isn’t the best choice to manage dialysis patients’ constipation.

More effective treatments to deal with constipation for dialysis patients

The effective treatment should treat it from the root, that is to say, the treatment should be able to improve the internal body system and kidney condition. So far, several therapies like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy just have this effect. Additionally, consuming more foods rich in fiber is also helpful.

Of course, the detailed treatment plan should depend on patients’ illness condition, so you can leave your illness description in the below form. Therefore, we can give you some personal advices. If enough fortunate, you can get rid of dialysis.

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