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How Is Anemia Occurring in Kidney Failure

2013-03-26 15:17

How Is Anemia Occurring in Kidney FailureIn kidney failure, patients easily feel fatigue and weakness. If this symptoms occurs on you, it is more likely to warn you of anemia. How is anemia occurring in kidney failure? What complications may be also caused by anemia in kidney failure?

How is anemia occurring in kidney failure?

One hormone ,called erythropoietin (EPO) is made by kidney, tells the bone marrow to make more red blood cells. However, for people with kidney failure, nearly all of kidney function has lost, so the kidney can’t make enough erythropoietin to produce red blood cells. Fewer red blood cells mean to less oxygen is sent to the cells. Without enough oxygen, the tissues and organs have less energy to perform their jobs, and then patients with kidney failure feel fatigue and tiredness severely.

Besides the disability of kidney, the following causes can also contribute to anemia in kidney failure.

● Loss of blood during one surgery or accidents

● Lack of iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid

● A poor diet

Treating anemia in kidney failure patients

From the above analysis about the causes of anemia, we can know correct medications, enough iron supply and a diet rich in nutrition are all inevitable to treat anemia in kidney failure.

Depending on the cause of the individual’s anemia, the doctor may prescribe medications such as EPOGEN and PROCRIT to supply the amount of EPO in the body. Besides, the doctor may also ask the patient to eat more foods wich are rich in iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid. With a systemic treatment, patients’ anemia can be treated effectively.

In addition, the last important thing patients with anemia in kidney failure need to do is that they should also try to protect and improve their kidney function, so many complications can be solved by themselves.

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