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Intestinal dialysis has been described as the transfer of toxic substances from the blood system of the intestines to the decaying waste matter passing through the intestines and out of the body. This process is assisted by the presence of microorganisms and soluble fiber, in the gut. The transfer of waste toxic products, in particular nitrogen compounds, may be assisted by adding a soluble fiber, like Acacia to the patient food intake. In the body, equilibrium of uremic toxins normally exists between the blood and the intestinal lumen. In the normal patient, some nitrogenous wastes build up in the blood and start to diffuse into the intestinal fluid by natural physiological process. Microbes target and metabolize the wastes for nutrients and growth and begin to multiply, which consumes some of the nitrogen products and the equilibrium is disturbed, which allows more toxins to diffuse into the bowel and are metabolized by the microbes and then pass out of the body.
Related Journals of Intestinal Dialysis
Clinical Kidney Journal, Dialysis Journal, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Journal of Renal Nutrition, Kidney International, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Nephrology Nursing Journal