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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Severe Anemia with Hb 4.5 gm %

2014-12-14 08:27

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Severe Anemia with Hb 4.5 gm %Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that cause formation of numerous cysts on the kidneys. These cysts can damage the kidneys, resulting in various problems. How does severe anemia with Hb 4.5 gm % occur in PKD? What can you do to manage this condition?

What does Hb 4.5 gm % mean?

Anemia is considered when RBCs count : < 4.5 million in males < 3.9 million in females Hemoglobin ( Hb ) content : < 13.5 gm % in males < 11.5 gm % in females . You can see how serious is anemia with Hb 4.5 gm %.

Why does Polycystic Kidney Disease cause anemia?

Anemia in various kidney disease is associated with shortage of EPO (erythropoietin). EPO is a hormone produce by the kidneys. When the kidneys are damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, they cannot secrete enough EPO which is very essential for generation of red blood cells. As a result, anemia occur. This symptoms is tested by Hb (Hemoglobin B).

What are the symptoms of anemia?

Patients with anemia always experience tiredness, depression, irritation, dizziness, cold, headache, and poor concentration, etc. If you have any other problems, you are welcomed to email to or leave a message below.

What can you do to manage severe anemia in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

● Iron is a mineral in the body that is needed to make healthy red blood cells. You are recommended to take iron-rich foods like lean meat, green leafy vegetables and eggs.

● Vitamin B-12 and folic acid levels must also be in a normal range for healthy red blood cell production to occur.

● Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) may be necessary, because they stimulate the formation and production of red blood cells.

● Improve kidney function is the key. Since PEO deficiency is the root cause, to reverse severe anemia in Polycystic Kidney Disease is to repair damaged renal tissues. You may as well try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is an external application innovated from hundreds of traditional Chinese herbs.

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