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Doctor insights on: Epo Injections

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Epo injection for amenia what are the costs?

Epo injection for amenia what are the costs?

Expensive: First make sure the anemia is not due to reversible factors such as iron, B12 or folate deficiency; if these are present they should be replaced prior to use of Epogen as replacement may correct the anemia. If ep is needed it is a relatively expensive drug costing hundreds of dollars every injection (which for EPO could be weekly); if Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) (long acting form made by amgen) can be more expensive. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of epo?

What are the benefits of epo?

Treating anemia: Epogen (epoetin alfa) (erythropoietin) is a hormone/protein made by the kidneys (in adults, made in liver in babies) to help stimulate the bone marrow to make the red blood cells. When you have kidney disease/renal failure, you lack this hormone and thus suffer anemia. Epo replaces this deficiency and thus helping/treating anemia. It is quite expensive. Mostly prescribed by kidney docs. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can EPO help in reducing a women temper?

Depends on the women: Not specifically as temper loss can be caused by a number of different factos. ...Read more

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Will a person with just "one kidney" need epo?

Will a person with just "one kidney" need epo?

Possibly..: It depends on your residual kidney function, if you are anemic, and if anemia is present without another cause. If you have decreased kidney function which is determined by your creatinine level (it would be elevated), then you should see a nephrologist who can recommend epo if necessary. ...Read more

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What is the signaling mechanism for EPO release?

Tissue hypoxia: Lack of adequate oxygenation of tissues is the usual signal for EPO release. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gingko with EPO and starflower?

Yes it is: But i doubt that it will do you any good. What is rest of the stuff you are taking. You may be wasting money of these products which are not proven to be medical useful. ...Read more

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In my age. Can I use EPO 1000 mg (3× daily) and omega 1000 mg(2× daily).

In my age. Can I use EPO 1000 mg (3× daily) and omega 1000 mg(2× daily).

Yes: Just be careful that the oils don't increase bleeding during your period. You could stop the oils when your period starts and restart when it finishes. It is good to have a source of vitamin e as well. ...Read more

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What are EPO and interleukin-11?

Important proteins: Epo (erythropoietin) is a key hormone (made by kidneys in adults, liver in babies) in stimulating/signalling the production of red blood cells--it is used to treat anemia in folks wth kidney failure. Interleukin-11 is a cellular protein encoded by the gene il-11 and is important is regulation of a megakaryocyte--the cell which makes platelets. Very complex processes. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more