Top 3 Facts about Anemia in People with Kidney Disease
For people with kidney disease, they may feel tired easily or look pale, which has close connection with anemia. Here, you can know more facts about this symptom.
How does anemia occur in people with kidney disease?
Anemia is a common symptom in patients with kidney disease. In normal condition, healthy kidneys can secrete a kind of hormone named EPO, which is responsible for the production of red blood cells.
However, when kidneys are impaired, there will be less red blood cells. And that’s the major reason why anemia occurs. Besides, blood loss from hemodialysis, shortage of iron and folic acid, strict dietary restriction can also lead to this discomfort.
When will anemia occur in people with kidney disease?
Anemia appears when there are 20% to 50% kidney function, and this procedure is often called renal insufficiency. As the disorder progresses, this symptom tends to worsen. And nearly everyone with ESRD will present this symptom.
How is anemia treated?
Injection of EPO It is a common method to supply EPO, and it is usually injected under the skin two or three times a week. Under certain circumstances, intravenous injection can also be adopted. Meanwhile, they should remember that the target hemoglobin level can be 10 to 12g/dL.
Supplement of iron and folic acid Due to strict dietary restriction, there can be low levels of iron and folic acid. Except for taking iron pills, a proper diet can also be necessary. For personalized advice, our free Online Service will be here to help.
Hot compress therapy As a newly form of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM), this treatment is both effective and economical. With the help of osmosis device, nutrients of the herbs can be penetrated into kidney lesion immediately.
After a period of treatment, symptoms like anemia will be alleviated largely. What’s more, kidney function will be restored. Have an interest? Please email the test report to email@example.com. After careful analysis, we will reply you as soon as possible.
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