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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.

Kidney Failure and Constipation

2018-10-09 07:28

Kidney Failure and ConstipationLet’s see a case firstly.

Li, 28 years old, has been suffering from kidney disease for three years and is chronically constipated. Although he has tried many remedies, he can only get temporary relief.

At this time, he did not have bowel movement for a long time. It was not until the 21st day that he could not bear the sufferings so that he went to hospital for checkups, and found his creatinine level was 730.

We may be surprised to see this, or think it's just an isolated case, but we do have evidence for a correlation between constipation and kidney damage:

A study published in October 2016 on JASN showed that people who are constipated have a 13 percent increased risk of kidney disease and a 9 percent increased risk of developing kidney failure. And the risk of kidney disease and kidney failure in those with severe constipation increases further.

Another eight-year study showed the following risks of chronic constipation:

People with kidney disease: the rate of deterioration of kidney disease increases (or GFR decline is accelerated), and the risk of uremia is increased; Even in people without kidney disease, constipation increases the risk of CKD.

The more severe the constipation, the more serious the kidney damage.

How does constipation affect the kidney?

The intestines and kidneys of CKD patients can interact.

Many toxins enter the blood through the intestinal tract and are excreted by the kidney. In turn, the toxin can affect the intestinal microorganism and the integrity of the intestinal wall, and then affect the production of toxins and inflammatory state, increasing complications and mortality of CKD.

To prevent constipation and keep kidney failure far away, we should do it in the routine life.

1. Reasonable diet

To avoid excessive fine food in daily diet. To eat coarse grains with vitamins and more fiber, such as celery and cabbage.

2. To keep exercising

Walking, jogging, cycling, swimming and other systemic sports can enhance the body's ability to resist disease and promote intestinal peristalsis

3. To develop good bowel habits

To develop the habit of regular defecation and timely defecation.

Colon activity is most active in the morning and after a meal. It is recommended to try defecation at this time.

In addition, to drink a cup of warm water every morning or to massage your abdomen clockwise can stimulate gastrointestinal activity and prevent constipation.

Note: honey, yoghurt, sesame oil, coarse grain, laxative, kaiselu, etc. are mostly used by the human body to food intolerance, leading to diarrhea easily, so they are not suitable for the kidney patients, or can only solve the immediate need.

In addition to the prevention and treatment of constipation, it is essential to control blood sugar and blood pressure, and keep creatinine and urinary protein stable. For more information on renal failure, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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