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Anemia in Polycystic Kidney Disease: Causes and Treatment

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Anemia in Polycystic Kidney Disease: Causes and TreatmentPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients are pron to having anemia when the illness condition develops into advanced stage, and it also can cause a series of symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, insomnia and so on. Here we will discuss the causes of treatment about anemia in this kidney disease.

If you suffer PKD, you should know that this disease is characterized by multiple cysts on the kidney outside or inside. kidney cysts will become larger and larger due to patients’ age, infections or other factors.

Why anemia appears on PKD patients?

Usually, anemia occurs when there is a decreased in number of red blood cells or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. And it is the most common disorder of the blood. As we should know, red blood cells use oxygen to change the glucose we get from food into energy. When there is no enough red blood cells, it indicates that less oxygen is sent to the cells. As a result, insufficient oxygen will induce organs and tissues have less energy to function adequately. For PKD patients, their enlarged kidney cysts will gradually oppress the surrounding tissues of kidneys, which can induce kidney ischemic and anoxic. If the condition can not be relieved in time, impaired kidney function will happen, leading to anemia and other complications. Besides, in the normal condition, our kidneys are in charge of producing enough EPO which can promote the formation of blood cells. However, for patients with renal cysts, their damaged kidney lose this ability and anemia also occur.

Then, how to cope with anemia for PKD patients?

Through the above analysis, we can find that anemia in PKD is mainly due to enlarged renal cyst. Therefore, what we can do should focus on how to shrink kidney cysts. In order to achieve this goal, Hot Compress Therapy is highly recommended to you. It takes advantages of Chinese medicine and western technology to shrink kidney cysts and recover renal function. More details, you can leave a message below or email us to renal-disease@hotmail.com, and we will give you more info.

Besides, you can work on a meal plan that will include kidney-friendly foods rich in iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid. Diet is also an important prat to make difference in improving your anemia. If you have no idea about your diet plan, you can ask for help from our Online Doctors.



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