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How to Treat Anemia for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

2013-02-21 11:35

AnemiaMost often, anemia won’t occur until the person’s Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) develops stage 3, while in some cases anemia happens so early that people even can’t perceive their disease. Why does anemia closely link with Chronic Kidney Disease? Is there a treatment to treat anemia for people with Chronic Kidney Disease? The following content will explain them in detail.

Why are people with Chronic Kidney Disease more likely to suffer from anemia?

The responsibilities of our kidney are not only to filter waste products, excess fluids and toxins but also to secret some hormones such as erythropoietin (EPO), which is used to stimulate our body to make red blood cells. However, the number of red blood cells will reduce when a large part of kidney function is impaired and some red blood cells leak from blood. As a result, anemia occurs when the body lack of red blood cells severely.

Can dialysis help treat their anemia?

Unfortunately, the answer is not. Dialysis is commonly used for people with end-stage Chronic Kidney Disease, but it only can replace part of patients’ kidney filtration function rather than secreting function, so dialysis can’t help remit their anemia. To treat their anemia, some doctors may prescribe some EPO medicines to help stimulate the products of red blood cells. At the same time, these patients should also pay attention to supply iron, which is an important substance of red cells. Some foods such as jujube, apricot, orange, hawthorn, tomato, balsam pear, lettuce, black fungus, etc, all can contribute to the supplement of iron.

Some other methods help treat anemia for people with Chronic Kidney Disease?

There are some other methods such as herbal medicines may be helpful. If your anemia can’t be remitted by the above treatment, you can consult us to find some more treatments, which are aiming to make a part of kidney tissues alive. If you are interested, you can leave your question in the form below.

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