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How to Treat Renal Anemia for Stage 3 CKD

How to Treat Renal Anemia for Stage 3 CKDMost patients in Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) usually present renal anemia, when serum creatinine level is over 308μmol/L(3.5mg/dl). Once they are found renal anemia, they must want to know effective treatment for renal anemia due to Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.

Since renal anemia is due to various causes in different patients, they should select correct treatment to take. Generally, we have several methods, including:

Using ESAs: As erythropoietin (EPO) deficiency is the main cause of renal anemia, using ESAs is an effective way to treat renal anemia. ESAs (erythropoiesis stimulating agents) stimulates producing of erythropoiesis, which help the body make red blood cells. ESA will usually be given to patients as an injection under the skin (called a subcutaneous injection) in doctor’s office.

Iron supplementation: After receiving ESAs, the organism begin to make red blood cells. Iron deficiency leads to a reduction in formation of red cell haemoglobin, so iron supplementation is needed. Without enough iron, the ESA treatment will not work well. The iron deficiency may be due to poor dietary intake or sometimes bleeding. Iron supplementation is important to the efficacy of treatment.

Monitoring and controlling side effects: During the treatment with ESAs, some side effects may occur, such as hypertension. Doctor should keep an eye on patients’ condition.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: These medicines can help normalize blood circulation, activate blood and remove stasis. In addition, some Chinese medicines also have the effects of repairing damaged kidney cells and rebuilding kidney structure. Therefore, they can help treat kidney disease from the root, let alone renal anemia. To know such a herb list, you can email to We will share it with you.

Beside the above treatment, keeping a right diet also helps the recovery. Eating some food containing iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid is good for some patients with renal anemia in CKD Stage 3. Consult a dietitian to develop a correct diet plan that is good sources of these vitamins and minerals.

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