People with kidney disease are prone for anemia as the kidney is a site for production of the hormone Erythropoietin which is a primary regulator of RBC production.
because anemia is when there is not enough iron in the blood. my mum had it once
as the overal function of the kidneys declines they produce less of erythropoetin which normally stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. As this declines anemia worsens.
sickle cell anemia
Diaysis or kidney transplant and epoetin alfa (Procrit, Epogen)
the patient is given EPO and iron
because the blood is not going the kidneys to flyush them out.
Enzyme produced by kidney to compensate for low hemoglobin level in blood which is required for oxygen distribution
Yes, patients with chronic kidney disease can be anemic. It is thought that decreased levels of erythropoietin from the diseased kidney result in lower hemoglobin and hematocrit. Specifically, from NHANES: the prevalence of anemia was 1% in patients with eGFR of 60 mL/min (higher is better for estimation of kidney function), patients with eGFR of 30 mL/min had a prevalence of 9%, and eGFR of 15 mL/min had up to 67%. Other causes of anemia should be worked ruled out before you and your primary care physician pursue increasing or supplementing erythropoietin.
Erythropoietin is the hormone released by the kidneys to stimulate the bone marrow to produce more RBCsThe kidney controls red blood cell levels by secreting the hormone erythropoietin. Patients with failing kidneys often are deficient in this hormone.
Anemia is a symptom, not a disease. However, there are genetic diseases that cause anemia (such as Sickle Cell Anemia).