Anemia board with Chronic Kidney Disease

What is Anemia?

Anemia is a body situation when you do not have enough red blood cells. 

Red blood cells are the carrier of oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues. If tissues and organs do not receive enough oxygen, they are unable to work well.

 Anemia is common in people who have chronic kidney disease. It can make them weak and feel tired. 

What causes Anemia of chronic kidney disease?

Red blood cells are made of bone marrow. Bone marrow is produced by kidneys generating a special hormone called erythropoietin, or EPO. 

But unfortunately, bin shape filters are damaged enough and cannot produce EPO. Without enough EPO, the bone marrow does not make enough red blood cells. In this condition, people suffer from Anemia.

Often the intensity of damaged kidneys develops severe Anemia. 

In general, kidneys working at one-third or less of their normal level are prone to develop Anemia.

What are the symptoms?

As Anemia gets severe, you may:

  • Feel weak and tire out easily.
  • Feel dizzy.
  • Be irritable.
  • Have headaches.
  •  Feel short of breath.
  • Have trouble concentrating.


Anemia in kidney diseases is treated by Erythropoietin (EPO) and Iron.

Other possible treatments include:

  • Vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements. 
  • Diet changes. Ask your doctor if eating more foods high in iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12 could help your Anemia. 
  • Blood transfusion. 
Posted in Diseases linked with CKD on October 18 2021 at 02:47 PM
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