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Stomach Problems in People on Peritoneal Dialysis

2013-06-22 14:05

Peritoneal dialysis is one of dialysis treatments for patients when their kidneys fail to work normally.As it is done by the patients,the patients can have more free time.However,you may still experience a lot of side effects. Stomach problem is commonly seen in people on peritoneal dialysis.

Bloating is a common feeling patients experience with peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis solution sits in the abdomen and collects fluid and waste material. Bloating and a feeling of fullness can make the patients eat less foods.This is very likely to cause malnutrition.

Some medicines can help relieve the symptoms.Also,you can eat small meals but more frequent to increase the intake of nutrients.

Another stomach problem is stomach pain.Before peritoneal dialysis is performed,a catheter is placed into your belly.The outside bacteria is very likely to invade into body through the catheter.If the bacteria outside the body get into the peritoneal lining or the bloodstream,it may lead to peritonitis.Stomach pain is a common symptom of peritonitis.

You can follow these tips to reduce the risk of peritonitis. You should perform each exchange carefully.Exchange should be performed in a clean area.You should wash your hands with soap and touch the catheter area with sterile gloves.You should also apply an antibiotic preparation at the catheter exit site to prevent infection.

The above are the common stomach problems among people with peritoneal dialysis.If you are suffering the problem, you should firstly find out the causes.Or you can consult us on line and we can give you a reply after analyzing your condition.

Apart from stomach problems, other side effects of peritoneal dialysis include hernia, skin problems, sexual problems etc. If you would like to know the causes and managements of these conditions, please email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com .

If you send us email, please leave your phone number or WhatsApp/Viber (with country code) in email so that our renal expert can communicate with you timely and directly. We will do utmost to help you solve the problems.

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