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Is anemia usually linked to kidney failure?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Anemia is one of common findings associated with renal failure.
The lack of erythropoietin (red cell production enhancing hormone from kidney) is among the causes.

In brief: Yes
Anemia is one of common findings associated with renal failure.
The lack of erythropoietin (red cell production enhancing hormone from kidney) is among the causes.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Typically CKD
Anemia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease.

In brief: Typically CKD
Anemia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but not usually
Although chronic kidney disease is a cause of anemia, iron-deficiency anemia is much more common.
.Due to inadequate iron intake or excesive loss, or both. Many women of reproductive years have mild anemia because of monthly menstrual loss along with poor iron intake. Also, acute/chronic gastrointestinal loss (ie bleeding ulcers, colon cancers) r also common for older folks. Consult doc.. Good luck.

In brief: Yes, but not usually
Although chronic kidney disease is a cause of anemia, iron-deficiency anemia is much more common.
.Due to inadequate iron intake or excesive loss, or both. Many women of reproductive years have mild anemia because of monthly menstrual loss along with poor iron intake. Also, acute/chronic gastrointestinal loss (ie bleeding ulcers, colon cancers) r also common for older folks. Consult doc.. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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