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2016年2月7日星期日

Something You Need to Know about Anemia in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic Kidney Disease causes anemia directly, especially when it develops to
kidney failure. Anemia is insufficiency of blood supply, which usually is detected when count of red cells is under the normal value. Anemia caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease has great influence on our life, so having a through knowledge about it is very helpful for us to manage it properly.
How to prevent anemia caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease
Anemia occurs easily when Polycystic Kidney Disease damages kidney seriously. Our kidney is in charge of secreting EPO (erythropoietin), the major ingredient of red cells; therefore, when kidneys are damaged, the generation of EPO decreases, as a result of which, the generation of red cells decreases as well.
Since we know anemia appears when kidneys are damaged by Polycystic Kidney Disease, as long as we take some measures to protect our kidneys from being damaged by PKD, the incidence of anemia will decrease greatly.
Polycystic Kidney Disease is a kind of kidney disorder with a cluster of cysts in kidney. PKD damages kidney by means of the enlargement of these cysts, so only when we shrink these cysts effectively, can further kidney damages be avoided and also, can anemia be avoided effectively.Treatment for PKD Patient Who Always Have Anemia
Apart from this, long term blood urine as well as too much toxins in the blood both can contribute to the occurrence of anemia.
How do we know whether Polycystic Kidney Disease has caused anemia?
With the occurrence of anemia, some abnormal symptoms appear as well. Knowing these symptoms help us have a diagnosis about whether Polycystic Kidney Disease has caused anemia. Polycystic Kidney Disease and Severe Anemia with Hb 4.5 gm %
1. Weakness
2. Pale complexion
3. Fainting
4. Breathlessness The Treatment for Anemia in Patients with PKD
5. Red color in mouth and eyelids fades
6. Headache
7. Difficulty sleeping
8. Difficulty concentrating

If Polycystic Kidney Disease has been very serious and also patients are suffering some or all of these symptoms, then it is likely that PKD patients are suffering anemia.

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