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Is anemia linked to kidney failure?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Kidney failure is often associated with anemia.
The lack of erythropoietin, an essential hormone produced by the kidneys that enhances red cell production from bone marrow, would be the easiest explanation.

In brief: Yes

Kidney failure is often associated with anemia.
The lack of erythropoietin, an essential hormone produced by the kidneys that enhances red cell production from bone marrow, would be the easiest explanation.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The kidney makes a hormone called erythropoietin which tells the bone marrow to make more blood.
If the kidneys are failing, they do not make this hormone anymore which can lead to anemia. Hope this helps.

In brief: Yes

The kidney makes a hormone called erythropoietin which tells the bone marrow to make more blood.
If the kidneys are failing, they do not make this hormone anymore which can lead to anemia. Hope this helps.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Dr. Christian Schultheis
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