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Chronic Kidney Failure: Why Do Patients Suffer Anemia on Dialysis

2014-03-04 00:11

Kidney Failure: Why Do Patients Suffer Anemia on DialysisAnemia will cause you to look pale, feel tired, have a poor appetite, feel dizzy and short of breath, etc. Why do Chronic Kidney Failure patients suffer anemia on dialysis? How to relieve anemia?

Why do patients with kidney failure suffer from anemia on dialysis?

When the disease progresses into kidney failure, kidney function is severely damaged. Therefore, kidneys are no longer able to well perform. Anemia is one of the symptoms in kidney failure. It will be more serious if people undergo dialysis. This is because kidney itself cannot produce enough EPO, which used to stimulate the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Inadequate EPO will result in short supply of red blood cells, which aim at carrying oxygen to whole body. So you will develop anemia.

What’s more, if dialysis is applied, some of the red blood cells will be discharge. Then anemia will be more serious. In addition, patients who are on dialysis are often required to eat a limited diet to keep good effect of dialysis. The lack of iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid can also increase anemia.

How to relieve anemia?

-Arranging a proper diet is a good start to relieve anemia. You are suggested to eat more foods that are rich in iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid. They can help produce red blood cells and provide you more energy.

-Only diet cannot treat anemia completely. You should do something fundamentally. The basic method is to improve kidney function. The natural therapy Hot Compress Therapy is recommended. It aims at repairing the damaged kidney cells and improving kidney function. Once kidney function is improved, the secretion of EPO will be increased, so as to red blood cells. So anemia will be relieved.

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