Peritoneal Dialysis

Kidney Failure patients who are on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are likely to have some side effects. It is estimated that up to 80 percent of PD patients experience constipation. Can PD patients take miralax to treat constipation? Miralax for

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Can PD Patients Take Miralax to Treat Constipation

2015-05-22 08:34

Can PD Patients Take Miralax to Treat ConstipationKidney Failure patients who are on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are likely to have some side effects. It is estimated that up to 80 percent of PD patients experience constipation. Can PD patients take miralax to treat constipation?

Miralax for constipation

Constipation is a decreased frequency of bowel movements that is defined as fewer than three movements per week. The doctor may prescribe some osmotic agents such as Polyols (Sorbitol or Lactulose). They are sweet syrups and often work effectively on relieving constipation. The others are Salt based, like Milk of Magnesia and polythylene glycol (PEG, such as Miralax). Milk of magnesia may be the cheapest, but it is not a safe choice with kidney failure. The safest and most effective will be PEG.

Instruction of miralax

To make sure a safe dose, patients on peritoneal dialysis should consult their doctor before they use miralax. In general, they are recommended to take miralax once a day, and take it before going to the bed. You can also email to us at kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty can also help you.

Alternatives to dialysis for Kidney Failure patients

Since peritoneal dialysis causes so many side effects, more and more patients want to stop or at least reduce this process. Now, there are some natural treatments used for Kidney Failure patients.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It is an external application used on bilateral Shenshu acupoints (kidney area). Based on traditional Chinese medicines, this method can purifying blood and repair damaged renal tissues. Therefore, blood circulation increases and kidney function is improved. Then,dialysis frequency can be reduced.

-Stem Cell Therapy. Stem cells are called “universal cells” since they can differentiate into many other types of stem cells with certain function. Kidney Failure patients can take this therapy to restore parts of kidney function.

If you are interested in the above therapies, you can get more information by leaving a message below.

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