Gastrointestinal disorders in chronic kidney disease

Mengdi Wang, Yifan Guo, Wenjing Zhao


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been a significant health problem globally, affecting about 10.8% of people in China. Gastrointestinal disorders are common and carry significant complications of CKD. Though studies have found multiple mechanisms that may account for the dysfunction, few effective therapies are currently available. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a significant advantage of attenuating gastrointestinal symptoms by a variety of therapies, but more research needs to be done to explore the effectiveness and mechanism of TCM.