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Conquering a taboo: let’s talk about constipation

Constipation is a widespread problem with various possible causes. Where does it come from and what can you do to prevent it?

Many people experience constipation, yet patients on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease are even more likely to suffer from it. Due to dietary and fluid restrictions or medication, they also have fewer ways to alleviate the problem. There are a couple of behavioural changes which can help, though. Increased dietary fibre can also reduce constipation. The fibre intake recommended for the general population is not advisable for patients on dialysis, as many high-fibre foods are also rich in potassium and phosphorus. However, there are still ways to take action. For example, we have put together a list of selected foods which are rich in fibre and low in potassium. Click here to learn more.