Can peritoneal dialysis cause diarrhea? Yes, always. Actually, diarrhea is a very commonly seen complication for people in dialysis, especially peritoneal dialysis (PD). Do you know why? Read on and you can find the answer.
- Intestinal bacteria disorder
There are many bacteria in the digestive tract and they are good for promoting digestion. For kidney failure patients who are taking peritoneal dialysis, their kidney function is still losing because the kidney does not work during peritoneal dialysis. The disease has caused intestinal bacteria imbalance. Therefore, many patients will experience diarrhea.
For peritoneal dialysis patients, they are more likely to have infections such as urinary tract infection, kidney infection, bladder infection and peritonitis. In that case, doctors normally prescribe the patients with antibiotics. Long-term use of antibiotics will cause some side effects and diarrhea is among them. When that happens, you should check with your doctor to reduce or stop the use of medications.
Patients on peritoneal dialysis have to limit salt intake, some people may use spices for substitutes. Spicy foods can cause diarrhea. Allergies to dairy foods or others can cause the condition as well. Additionally, some foods high in calories, vitamins and minerals may give extra nutrition, without increasing fluids. This can pull fluid from the intestines, thus causing diarrhea.
Treatment should be taken based on the real causes, for example, design a healthy diet, change the dosage and frequency of medicines under your doctor’s suggestions. Certainly, improve the kidney function so as to reduce the frequency of dialysis should be the best treatment. However, how can you achieve that goal? You may as well try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy works on kidney disease by expanding blood vessels, prevent from inflammation and coagulation and degrading extracellular matrix. You may be a little confused about that. If you want to know more about this therapy in details, you can leave a message below or email to email@example.com.