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What if I Have CKD and Anemia

2014-03-26 23:38| Font Size A A A

What if I Have CKD and AnemiaChronic kidney disease refers to a medical condition caused by diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis or other disorders. As a consequence, the kidneys will not be able to do his job properly. However, when anemia occurs, what should patients do?

Causes of anemia in CKD

In normal condition, healthy kidneys are responsible for the production of a hormone named EPO, which tells the bone marrow to make red blood cells. Unfortunately, in chronic kidney disease, the diseased kidneys fail to secrete enough erythropoietin. As time went by, anemia appears correspondingly.

Additionally, other factors can also lead to this abnormal sign.

What are the symptoms of anemia?

To be frank, with fewer red blood cells, it can manifest as fatigue, pale look, dizziness, headache and so on. Let’s take fatigue for example, patients can get tired easily when climbing stairs. In severe condition, sufferers have to request for a long vacation due to extreme tiredness.

What should patients do to treat anemia?

1. If it is caused by iron deficiency, doctors will suggest patients to make some dietary changes and iron supplements.

2. If it is due to vitamin deficiency, patients can add certain amounts of folic acid and vitamin C into the daily diet.

3. If it is associated with a drop in kidney function, treatments should be taken as early as possible to restore the injured renal structures and improve kidney function. At our Beijing Tongshantang Hospital, a natural remedy named Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can be such a reliable choice. Once kidneys can work as normal, anemia can be treated well. What’s more, the herbal lists are prescribed on the specific condition. Have an interest? Get an instant help from Online Doctor or email us the test report to Thanks for your time!

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