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Can Kidney Problems Cause Iron Deficiency

2014-07-30 03:47

Can Kidney Problems Cause Iron DeficiencyKidney is an important organ that plays an important role in maintaining the normal operation of body. When there are something wrong with your kidneys, many problems occur, such as edema and high blood pressure. Can kidney problems cause iron deficiency?

Kidney problems can cause iron deficiency.

Iron helps your body function well in many ways, one of which is to help make red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to all parts of your body, giving you the energy you need for your daily activities. The kidneys signal the body to make enough red blood cells, and iron helps in making them healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. Because of the kidney problems, the kidneys are not able to make enough erythropoietin to form red blood cells, causing your red blood cell count to drop. Besides, the accumulated toxins also make the amount of red blood cells decline. With the reduction of red blood cell count, iron deficiency occurs.

How to deal with iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency can make you feel more tired than usual, short of breath, headache, dizzy, etc. Thereby, you should seek medical help as soon as you can. And then your doctor may prescribe iron tablets and erythropoetin to alleviate such symptoms. Besides, you can increase the iron in your diet by eating foods high in iron such as meat, leafy green vegetables and eggs. A dietitian can help you make a personalized meal plan to supplement the minerals you need as well as control your various symptoms.

However, the solution to all the problems is to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy and some other therapies, such as medicated bath, circle therapy and moxibustion may be good choice for you to achieve this goal. If you want to have more knowledge of our treatment, please leave a message below or send emails to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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