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Is it easy to buy erythropoietin in a pharmacy?

Is it easy to buy erythropoietin in a pharmacy?

NO: Erythropoietin is a prescription drug so you need a prescription by a physician only few specialty pharmacies will carry this drug. ...Read more

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Why do athletes take erythropoietin?

Why do athletes take erythropoietin?

More O2: To increase the number of circulating red cells, thus improving the delivery of o2 to tissues. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: erythropoietin?

Hormone: Erythropoietin is the hormone that regulates red blood cell production. It also has other known biological functions. For example, erythropoietin plays an important role in the brain's response to neuronal injury. It is also involved in the wound healing process. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take erythropoietin?

Can children and teenagers take erythropoietin?

If needed can take: Erythropoietin is used for promoting red blood cells. Since premature infants can have anemia, as well as pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy, it is a valuable tool. It has been approved by the FDA for these reasons. It has also been approved for pediatric renal disease. I hope this helps you. I would hope that you are not having to deal with these problems but if so, I wish you well. ...Read more

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When does exogenous erythropoietin becomes necessary?

When does exogenous erythropoietin becomes necessary?

Kidney failure: Erythropoietin is commonly used in people with anemia due to kidney failure. Other uses include anemia associatid with hiv, chemotherapy and some types of bone marrow diease. It may also be used pre-surgically in certain selected patients. It has also been used improperly as a performance enhancing agent in competative sports. ...Read more

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Does having only one kidney lower my erythropoietin production?

Does having only one kidney lower my erythropoietin production?

Usually not: Unless the remaining kidney is not functioning well, it should be able to easily compensate for this. ...Read more

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What is the importance of erythropoietin?

Essential: Erythropoietin is an important hormone (produced by the kidneys) that stimulate your bone marrow to produce red blood cells. ...Read more

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What is erythropoietin typically used for?

Anemia: Erthropoietin is a hormone that stimulated production of red cells. Renal failure patients are some times treated with recombinant erthropoietin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What stimulates the release of erythropoietin by the kidneys?

Hypoxia: This is a very complex process. The simplest answer is: hypoxia (low oxygen tension, anemia) stimulates HIF production (hopoxia-inducible factor) which then stimulates epo release from the kidney. Another protein called VHL inhibits HIF action on epo (negative regulator). Mutation of VHL can cause excessive epo release, resulting in congenital erythrocytosis (a rare genetic disorder). ...Read more

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Can you take aspirin and erythropoietin together?

Can you take aspirin and erythropoietin together?

Yes: There are no known significant interactions between the two. ...Read more

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Does erythropoietin increase or decrease during anemia?

Usually increases: Eryhtropoeitin production is increased as a response to anemia- however in certain conditions this does not happen and levels can remain flat and low. ...Read more

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Can you use erythropoietin if you have heart disease?

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Can you use erythropoietin if you have heart disease?

Generally not: Erythropoietin is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, stroke and hypertensive encephalopathy. So, in general, it is not recommended for use in patients with high blood pressure, chronic renal failure, or cardiovascular disease except with extreme caution. Consult your doctor if you have heart disease and anemia, alternate therapies or dosing may be available. ...Read more

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How effective is erythropoietin for treating chronic kidney disease?

Erythropoietin: Erythropoietin is effective in treating CKD-associated anemia but it does not treat or "cure" CKD. ...Read more

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Does a hormone from the pituitary gland cause erythropoietin to be released, and do people with no pituitary glands still have it?

EPO is made by the: kidneys. People with no kidneys need exogenous EPO shots. People with no pituitary function should have normal EPO. EPO affects the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. ...Read more

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Can EPO abuse stop the kidneys from producing their own EPO once drug use is ended i've read plenty of research about erythropoietin abuse by athletes, and there is consensus that one of the big risks is polycythemia and the possibility of strokes, hypert

Yes, : Yes, once exogenously administered erythropoietin is stopped, assuming that the patient's kidneys are normal (where erythropoietin is primarily made), they should resume making erythropoietin on their own. Erythropoietin also known as epo, is a hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production. ...Read more

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Vit B12 def. Corrected for 5 yrs.Previous +rheumatoid factor, elevated igg, oligoclonal bands, high erythropoietin now large red cells.Possibilities?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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