Laxative use by kidney disease sufferers can be menacing if constipation is caused by kidney damage. Prolonged use of common laxatives for weeks can actually worsen your kidney health. Today, Robert talks about some safe laxatives you can use with kidney disease.
If you’re thinking of taking Miralax, check out our previous video where we talked about some natural alternatives to Miralax to ease constipation caused by kidney disease. You should always consult with your doctor or nephrologist before taking any over-the-counter laxatives.
A study from the Journal of Renal Nutrition published in January 2015 dives into this constipation issue that many kidney disease sufferers face. During this study, the researchers looked at constipated people on hemodialysis and gave them flaxseed oil, olive oil, and mineral oil to help relieve constipation.
The group consumed around 2-4 tbsp of the oils they were given and at the end of the fourth week, all individuals showed enhanced bowel movements. Of the three groups, the group that showed the highest improvements were using flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil had proven to work as a laxative effect to temporarily relieve constipation for those with kidney issues.
Now, if you’re trying to get rid of constipation with kidney disease, be sure to follow all the useful steps mentioned in our previous video and try out the flaxseed oil for about 4 weeks, and with all that, you’re bound to naturally ease your bowel movements. Overall, constipation is one of those areas that kidney disease sufferers fail to address. Implementing the helpful measures mentioned above can help relieve constipation with kidney disease.
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