Questions About PD
Thank you for your questions Studies show many benefits of probiotics for patients on dialysis, such as improved gut health and reduced toxin buildup. A recent study found that taking a probiotic supplement for two months significantly improved albumin levels, malnutrition status and quality of life in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Intestinal health improved, and toxic waste buildup was decreased. Probiotic use was also shown to improve the ability to perform daily physical and social activities. However, please take it with moderation and consult the nephrologist for proper dietary advice.
Pan Y, Yang L, Dai B, Lin B, Lin S, Lin E. Effects of probiotics on malnutrition and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis: a randomized controlled trial. J Ren Nutr. 2021;31(2):199-205.