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Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease: How to Avoid Anemia on Dialysis

2014-01-04 21:42| Font Size A A A

At stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, the kidneys are severely damaged and kidney function is not well preserved. Many patients take dialysis as a treatment. But many patients are suffering from anemia. Then how to avoid anemia on dialysis?

How does anemia occur in stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

One of the kidney function is to secret various of hormones. Erythropoietin is one of an important hormones which is relevant to anemia. It can stimulate marrow bones produce red blood cells. Because of kidney dysfunction in stage 4, the kidney cannot make enough erythropoietin, so the production if red blood cells will be decreased. The lack of red blood cells will lead to anemia.

The condition of anemia will be worsen when dialysis is started. This is because besides discharging waste products and toxins, some of the red blood cells will be discharged by dialysis.

How to avoid anemia on dialysis in stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

If you are troubled by anemia, you may experience low blood pressure, fatigue and dizziness. So preventing anemia is important for patients to live a better life.

You should develop a healthy diet. Diet is an important part in dealing with anemia. Unhealthy diet can also lead to anemia. So an overall diet is necessary. If you are asked to eat a low-protein diet in stage 4 chronic kidney disease, you can add properly add some protein in your diet. Some foods that are rich in iron are recommended, such as spinach, kale, peas, strawberry and watermelon, tofu and so on. For more detailed foods, you can ask the online doctor, they will provide you good service.

Chinese medicine. The Chinese medicine cannot only repair the damaged kidney cells, but also can supplement some lost elements in your body. One of the effective Chinese medicine is Hot Compress. It is externally used. Two bags of herbs will be put into your lower back and they will be permeated into your body by an osmosis device. The herbs in your body can gradually improve kidney function, thus to avoid anemia and dialysis.

In stage 4 chronic kidney disease, anemia can be avoided by improving kidney function. If you have want a better life, you must take proper treatment. Do you have follow-up questions, send an email to , I will give you further information.

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