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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

No: Chronic kidney disease usually denotes long time of kidney disease and therefore denotes non curable conditions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

Different symptoms: Well with progression of ckd patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usually late symptoms. Patients should already have been seen by a kidney doctor to manage their disease. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic kidney disease?

CKD causes: There are many causes of chronic kidney disease (ckd). Among them are diabetes, types 1 and 2, hypertension, exposure to drugs that harm the kidney, obstruction of the urinary outflow tract, amyeloid, glomerular diseases of the kidney and HIV to name several. See a nephrologist for more information about the cause of ckd in your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the complications of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many,,,: The complications of chronic kidney disease are many. There is hypertension from inability of the kidneys to excrete fluid, along with edema or swelling in the body. There is anemia due to the kidney's inability to produce erythropoietin which stimulates red cell production. There is also accumulation of urea, a waste product and potassium which can affect heart rhythm, and many more besides. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chronic kidney disease on your skin?

What are the effects of chronic kidney disease on your skin?

Eczema: Most of my patients have eczema because kidney disease affects the immune system. You can have a scleroderma like disease also. Itching occurs also. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for chronic kidney disease?

What's the treatment for chronic kidney disease?

Dialysis: When your kidneys function less than 6 cc per minute calculated filtration rate, you should go on dialysis. Normal rate is about 60-75cc per minute. Unless you get chest pain , shortness of breath or severe swelling, you may not be ble to tell the difference between mild, moderte and severe kidney disease. You should bemonitored by a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?

Pressure control: control blood pressure, identify and control causative disease (diabetes, SLE etc.) Na restriction, protein restriction, appropriate diagnotic testing and followup. Pre dialysis preparation and education. Transplant preparation, dialysis access and modality planning. removal of nephrotoxic medications, foods and behavior, achieve ideal body weight and stop smoking. ...Read more

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Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Enzymes: I am not aware of any specific enzymes that reverse kidney disease. Kidney disease most simply put is the progressive loss of the inner structure of the cells that filter the wastes of the body. ...Read more

Chronic Kidney Disease (Definition)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a decreased capability of the kidneys ...Read more


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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more