What is Anemia?
Anemia is a condition in which the body has fewer red blood cells than normal. Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues and organs throughout the body and enable them to use energy from food. With anemia, red blood cells carry less oxygen to tissues and organs particularly the heart and brain and those tissues and organs may not function as well as they should. The process of anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is described bellow.
How is Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease?
Anemia commonly occurs in people with chronic kidney disease, partial loss of KD, when someone has 20 to 50 percent of normal kidney function. Anemia tends to worsen as CKD progresses. Most people who have total loss of kidney function, or kidney failure, have anemia. A person has kidney failure when he or she needs a kidney transplant or dialysis in order to live. The two forms of dialysis include hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis uses a machine to circulate a person’s blood through a filter outside the body. Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of the abdomen to filter blood inside the body.
Symptoms of Anemia in CKD
- Feeling Tired
- Problems with Concentration
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Pain
Causes of Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease?
When kidneys are diseased or damaged, they do not make enough EPO. As a result, the bone marrow makes fewer red blood cells, causing anemia. When blood has fewer red blood cells, it deprives the body of the oxygen it needs.
Other common causes of anemia in people with kidney disease include blood loss from hemodialysis and low levels of the following nutrients found in food:
If treatments for kidney-related anemia do not help, the health care provider will look for other causes of anemia, including: other problems with bone marrow, inflammatory problems such as arthritis, lupus, or inflammatory bowel disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs, chronic infections such as diabetic ulcers, and malnutrition.
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