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Is Anemia Normal with Chronic Kidney Failure

2014-03-31 04:16

You may feel fatigue or exhausted in kidney failure. This may be a sign of anemia. Is anemia normal with Chronic Kidney Failure? How does it occur? How to deal with it?

As we all know, kidneys play an important role in keeping the body healthy. When kidney function is impaired, our body will be in disorder. Not having enough EPO is considered to be the main cause of anemia. What is EPO? It is an important hormone that kidneys make. It can stimulate the bone marrow to make red blood cells, which provide oxygen to the all of the parts of our body. So the insufficient EPO will lead to the lack of red blood cells, resulting in anemia. A poor diet is also regarded as one contributor of anemia by not having enough vitamin B12, folic acid and iron.

Actually, anemia occurs at the early stage of kidney disease. It worsens as the disease become serious. You may not notice in the early stages. So prevention should be take as early as possible.

If you are African American or have diabetes and chronic kidney disease, you are more likely to have anemia and get it at an earlier stage of kidney disease. If you are this kind of patients, please do early checks and preventions.

Talk to your doctor if you doubt that you have anemia. In kidney failure, you may be treated by erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, which act like the natural hormone EPO and help produce red blood cells.

The basic method is to improve kidney function. Hot Compress Therap is recommended to achieve this goal. Only when kidney function is improved, the EPO will be enough to support the supply of red blood cells. Do you have any other follow-up questions? Leave a message below or send an email to for consultation.

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