Constipation is a common issue especially in the settings of chronic kidney disease and dialysis. It can be multifactorial and complicated. Most importantly, its remedy goes beyond just prescribing laxatives.
Fortunately, we as renal dietitians can help to investigate and target the root causes to help our patients resolve their constipation. This is the purpose of the Let’s Get Things Moving Handouts.
There are two versions of the handout: one tailored for dietitians and the other one made specifically for patients. Together, these handouts will help dietitians to:
- Identify the root causes of constipation
- Teach patients to understand the basics of constipation
- Guide patients to make effective and targeted lifestyle changes to resolve their constipation
We make it convenient for dietitians and patients alike by compiling helpful tips and resources all in one place. We also allow room for dietitians to personalize their patient’s fiber and liquid goals. All the suggested foods have been considered for their potassium and phosphorus content, so dietitians won’t need to worry about that either.
We hope these handouts will be a helpful tool to empower both renal dietitians and patients in relieving constipation.
For access to this and all other handouts, please visit www.library.kidneyrd.com and sign into your account or sign up for a paid membership today!