Peritoneal dialysis is one of treatment options for Kidney Failure patients. However, this method can cause some side effects. Some patients complain about constipation and medicines like Miralax even doesn’t work. What is the best management for cramping from constipation in peritoneal dialysis?
Causes of constipation in peritoneal dialysis patients
In patients with Kidney Failure on peritoneal dialysis (PD), constipation is associated with peritoneal catheter malfunction and peritonitis, which can result in dialysis modality failure. There are also come other factors that contribute to constipation including a low-fibre diet, poor fluid intake, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and various medications, especially calcium and iron supplements.
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Management for cramping from constipation in peritoneal dialysis patients
Cramping can be due to constipation or high potassium level in the blood. For PD patients, constipations management options are usually restricted in some form, because of diet and fluid restrictions and the use of certain medications such as phosphate binders, which cannot be avoided. Therefore, to solve this problem from the root, I recommend Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that can improve kidney function and reduce dialysis.
In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a commonly used herbal therapy. It is an external application. Worked on Shenshu acupoints, the effective ingredients can permeate into kidney lesions directly with the help of osmotic device. These properties have the function of blood vessels expansion, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and extracellular matrixes degradation. So it can purify the blood and increase whole blood circulations. In this way, the kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen supply, so they can work normally. As long as kidneys work adequately, blood wastes and toxins can be excreted effectively, and all symptoms will be completely relieved.
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