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Why Do Patients With Kidney Disease Suffer From Anemia
Erythropoietin: The kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin which travels to the bone marrow and tells it to make red blood cells. If the kidneys are diseased they sometimes do not make this hormone and the person will become anemic. Always remember there are many reasons a person can become anemic- kidney disease is only one way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Anemia in CKD: Chronic kidney disease (ckd) anemia is caused by the diseased kidneys not being able to make the hormone, erythropoietin (e). E stimulates the bone marrow to make new red blood cells. Epogen is a man made drug that replicates e's affects on the bone marrow and is given to both ckd and dialysis patients to treat their anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It can definitely cause anemia in what we call anemia of inflammation. It is also known as anemia of chronic disease. The kidneys secrete an important hormone called erythopoetin which helps with the production of red blood cells. For this reason, you have anemia of chronic disease. You should definitely have iron studies drawn and see if you are a candidate for medication. ...Read more
What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathingproblem, what to do.?
Shortness of Breath: Typically the most common cause of breathing issues with kidney disease is related to fluid accumulation as the kidney is unable to excrete water efficiently. Typically this is seen in patients with more advanced disease or those with heart failure. There are many other reasons such as pneumonia etc. Please see your kidney doctor to work through these possibilities now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathing problem, what to do.?
See Dietician: If you are on dialysis you should have an assigned dietician to help you with weight gain. If you have chronic kidney disease you need to be careful because a high protein diet potentially could cause fasting loss of kidney function. I would recommend talking to your nephrologist about a referral to a dietician. They are highly trained and generally can provide very useful information. ...Read more
Complicated issue: The issue more complicated than can be addressed in 400 characters. Please consult this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 ...Read more
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
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