Diabetes is hard to manage. You can get a comprehensive understanding of the disease here and get the information about the latest treatments and get professional advices. read more

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a brand-new therapy based on traditional Chinese herbal medicines dating back thousands of years ago. It combines the essences of herbal medicines read more

Hormonal therapy is commonly used to treat Kidney Disease in clinic. It refers to use one or more than one hormone medicines to suppress the over-reactive immune reaction read more

Patients are suggested to treat kidney disease first before they get pregnant read more

If you are diagnosed with Kidney Disease, you should talk to your doctor about starting an exercise read more

Foods and Drinks play an important role in Kidney Disease patients read more

Kidney Disease News and Events read more

In every week, a famous experienced renal medicine specialist will be invited to help diagnose and evaluate inpatient's disease condition, offering detailed therapeutic schedule. read more

Font Size A A A

Can Iron Supplement Treat Anemia in Kidney Disease


2013-01-14 12:15

Can Iron Supplement Treat Anemia in Kidney DiseaseAnemia is commonly seen in kidney disease. The patients can experience fatigue, pale skin, weakness, headache and shortness of breath. Can iron supplement treat anemia in kidney disease effectively?

How does anemia in kidney disease occur?

Healthy kidneys can secrete a horme known as erythropoietin which can stimulate the production of red blood cells. However, in kidney disease, the diseased kidneys fail to produce erythropoietin, thus resulting in anemia.

Additionally, vomiting, nausea and other gastrointestinal diseases can reduce the intake and absorption of iron. Iron deficiency can attribute to anemia in kidney disease.

Iron supplement can provide some raw material for producing red blood cells. It can relieve anemia to some extent. However, iron supplement alone is not enough to treat anemia effectively at all.

As mentioned above, anemia in Kidney Disease occurs as the diseased kidneys fail to produce erythropoietin. Using manmade erythropoietin and iron supplement can give the patients a better improvement.

However, iron supplement and erythropoietin may bring some potential side effects. Oral iron supplements may cause stomach irritation and staining of the teeth. Using a straw to take liquid iron supplements may decrease teeth staning. Overstimulation of the bone marrow is a possible side effect of using erythropoietin. Also, it may cause pain at the injection site.

Iron supplement and erythropoietin only can relieve anemia in kidney disease, but can not control it completely. To control anemia effectively, the treatment should be able to restore impaired kidney structure and recover the secretory ability of the kidney. If so, the anemia will be controlled fundamentally.


If you send us email, please leave your phone number or WhatsApp/Viber (with country code) in email so that our renal expert can communicate with you timely and directly. We will do utmost to help you solve the problems.



What else you want to know:
Make An Appointment Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
How can I get this treatment?
How can I get this treatment in my countries?
How much does this treatment cost?
What is the duration if I receive this treatment in your hospital?
What should I prepare to your hospital except visa?
How can I go to your hospital?

Gender:
Name:
Age:
Country:
(+area code)Phone Number:
Whatsapp :
Disease Description:
contact us
ckd

Patient Story

Latest Articles

Kidney Disease:
Information :
symptoms treatment
diet&fitness