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How to Avoid Anemia in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

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How to Avoid Anemia in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney DiseaseOne with chronic kidney disease is easily develop anemia. Then how to avoid anemia in stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

How does anemia occur in stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

Kidney dysfunction. Chronic kidney disease is featured as gradual loss of kidney function. In stage 4, most of the kidney functions have lost and only 15-29% kidney functions are left. The kidneys are in charge of secreting hormones. One of the hormones is erythropoietin, which helps bone marrows produce red blood cells. With kidney damage, the kidneys are not able to secret enough erythropoietin, so there will be less red blood cells production. As a result, anemia will occur.

Diet limits. To preserve kidney function, doctors and dietitians will often make some diet limits to patients. Low-protein diet will increase the risk of malnutrition, which will lead to anemia. Patients with anemia will experience low blood pressure, dizziness and nausea and so on.

How to prevent anemia in stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

Make a proper diet. The diet limit is necessary for patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease. But the patients should eat a balanced diet. For example, when they are suggested to eat low-protein foods, they should be supplied with high-quality protein to ensure enough nutrition. Egg white, fish, chicken and milk are suggested to eat. For specific diet, you can ask the online doctor.

Develop a healthy lifestyle. You should do moderate exercise regularly to improve the immunity. Do remember that you can not smoke and drink too much. A healthy lifestyle is important to enhance the ability of fighting against the illness and prevent further kidney damage.

Improve kidney function. Kidney dysfunction is the underling cause of anemia in patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease. So the fundamental method to avoid anemia is to improve kidney function. Here Chinese medicine is recommended. It has been proved effective in dealing with kidney disease by repairing damaged kidney lesions and improve kidney function. If you are interested in it, you can send an email to, the doctor will provide you more information.

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