Dysentery is a intestinal inflammation, especially in the colon. There are two type: Bacillary dysentery and Amoebic dysentery. It is usually caused by bacteria attack. Well then, what are the causes of dysentery in kidney transplant persons?
Causes of dysentery in kidney transplant patients
● Side effects of medicines
All kidney transplant patients take immunosuppressants to help prevent rejection of their new organ. Some of them may also require additional medication for their blood pressure and to reduce magnesium and phosphorous. Most patients also receive a stomach acid reducer, a cholesterol-lowering agent, and antibiotics.
While helpful, these medicines have some possible adverse effects. Medicines that can cause dysentery include: Mycophenolate Mofetil (Cellcept), Basiliximab (Simulect), and Anti-lymphocyte globulin (Thymoglobulin). There are cases showing some bad results after patients being given these medicines.
● Toxin accumulation
Kidney transplant does not mean that the kidneys can work as well as before. If the blood is still polluted, the new organ can be damaged again. Wastes and toxins can deposit in the gastrointestinal tract, leading to infection. As a result, dysentery occurs.
How to relieve dysentery in kidney transplant patients?
● Drinking plenty of water is possible
Since dysentery will cause a large amount of fluid leakage, you should drink much water to prevent from dehydration. When you drink, take small, frequent sips of water.
● Eat right foods when you need to eat
Most experts agree that you should eat solid food as soon as you feel able to. Eat small, light meals and avoid fatty, spicy or heavy foods.
● Try to avoid nephrotoxic medicines
Some medicines can help you treat dysentery but may cause kidney damage, including some oral antibiotics. Here is a recipe herbal treatment:
30 grams of fresh patikan kebo, 20 grams of turmeric, and white sugar or brown sugar to taste. Wash all the ingredients, then boiled with 600 cc of water until the remaining 200 cc. Add sugar if bloody or brown sugar if slimy, strain. Drink 2 times a day.
This can help you relieve dysentery, but for a prolonged dysentery, you should take methods that can solve the underlying problem.