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Chronic Kidney Failure occurs usually accompanied with a series of problems. Among them, constipation is one common symptom. However, few patients know why they have constipation. Is it related to Chronic Kidney Failure? What is chronic kid

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Why Do People with Chronic Kidney Failure Have Constipation

2014-04-19 02:24

Why Do People with Chronic Kidney Failure Have ConstipationChronic Kidney Failure occurs usually accompanied with a series of problems. Among them, constipation is one common symptom. However, few patients know why they have constipation. Is it related to Chronic Kidney Failure?

What is chronic kidney failure?

Chronic Kidney Failure is one progress that kidney function declines gradually. Since kidneys are excretory organs, diseased kidneys will cause more and more fluid, waste products and toxins to build up in the blood. Then, patients have to develop a restricted diet plan and limit the fluid intake. What’s worse, these patients may have various problems. Some of them are the reasons of constipation including:

1. Control fluid intake or low-fiber diet

When kidneys are unable to filter out extra fluid smoothly, kidney failure patients are recommended to control the fluid intake. There is no doubt that this will increase the risk of constipation. Besides, low-fiber diet is also one reason for kidney patients’ constipation.

2. The pathogenic factors

Chronic Kidney Failure can be induced by various factors. If their kidney problem is due to diabetes, lupus or other metabolic diseases or systemic diseases. For these patients, constipation is quite common.

3. The side effects of some medications

In addition to cleansing blood, secreting EPO and regulating blood pressure are also basic kidney functions. With the decline of kidney function, anemia and high blood pressure occur easily. In this case, iron supplement, calcium channel blockers, diuretics and some other medications are needed, while constipation is just one side effect of these medications.

4. Intestinal tract disorder

As more and more toxins build up in the intestinal tract, patients may be unable to empty their bowel successfully. That’s to say, constipation occurs easily.

Now, we have known why Chronic Kidney Failure patients have constipation. Different causes need corresponding treatments. Tell the online doctor your medical condition, so kidney experts can guide you to treat your constipation successfully.

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