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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.

Senna and Lactulose for Constipation in Kidney Failure

2015-04-21 03:03

Senna and Lactulose for Constipation in Kidney FailureConstipation is one of the complication of Kidney Failure (Renal Failure), and more common in dialysis patients. Are senna and lactulose OK for constipation in Kidney Failure?

The National Institutes of Health defines constipation as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week; your stools may also be dry, hard and difficult to pass. Your doctor may recommend a laxative, such as lactulose or senna, to help alleviate your constipation.

Senna and constipation

Senna can lead to low potassium levels in the blood, or hypokalemia. As a Kidney Failure patient, you are probably already on a low-potassium diet. A sudden decrease in blood potassium can affect your heartbeat. Kidney Failure patients on blood thinners, such as Coumadin, should also avoid the use of senna. Senna can cause your bowels to move too quickly and affect the natural production of vitamin K, leading to prolonged bleeding. Never take senna without first consulting your physician.

Lactulose and constipation

Along with useful effects, lactulose can cause unwanted side-effects although such as excess wind, tummy discomforts, cramps or feeling sick. Also, talk with your doctor about the dosage of lactulose. You can also email to or leave a message below, and our doctor on duty can also give you some suggestions.

Constipation in Kidney Failure

Constipation is a gastrointestinal problem caused by waste accumulation inside the body. Therefore, to treat this problem from the root, medicines should improve kidney function to increase the elimination of blood waste.

Natural medicines for constipation in Kidney Failure

In that case, I recommend Kidney Failure patients to take traditional Chinese herbs. They can expand blood vessels, reduce inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes, thus improving blood circulation. Then, kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues. Enhance kidneys can excrete creatinine effectively and naturally. You can get more details about our treatments by contacting our doctor online. This consultation is free.

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