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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Loose Motions for Dialysis Patients: How to Manage It

2013-08-11 11:52

Loose Motions for Dialysis Patients: How to Manage ItWhy do so many dialysis patients desire to manage loose motions? This is because loose motions, also known as diarrhea, is a common problem for these patients. Severe loose motions may cause dehydration, low potassium level, malnutrition and some other complications, which can affect patients’ health largely.

Finding out the causes should be the first step

Loose motions may result from several conditions, some of which is associated to patients’ illness condition while some others are due to environment.

1. Intestinal tract infections

The reason patients receive dialysis is because their kidneys are damaged severely. In this condition, their immune system is also involved. Low immunity and environmental factors make some dialysis patients susceptible to bacterial or virus infections easily.

2. Some medicines

Generally, patients on dialysis need to take various medications to control different complications or slow down the progress of their illness condition. A part of these medicines may lead to loose motions.

3. Changes in gastrointestinal tract

Even though dialysis can replace kidney to remove waste products and toxins from the body, it isn’t as effective as kidney. Therefore, a part of waste products and toxins will build up in the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in loose motions easily.

How to manage loose motions for dialysis patients?

From the above analysis, we can know low immunity, incorrect use of medications and deposition of wastes products are the direct causes, while kidney damage is the root cause. This is why some antidiarrhoeal medicines don’t work well. Only if kidney damage is reversed and their immunity is enhanced can diarrhea be managed thoroughly.

Here, we recommend Immunotherapy, which has a prominent effect on correcting patients’ immune system and repairing damaged kidney cells. Until now, quite a number of patients have got great recovery from this therapy. (If you are interested about it, you can go to Immunotherapy. Any question? Welcome to leave a message to us.)

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