Patients with PKD often feel fatigue, and this symptoms is caused by anemia, which is a complication of PKD. Anemia can make patients feel tired all day, which can destroy patient’s life quality greatly. While, why patient with PKD has anemia?
Causes of anemia in patient with PKD:
Kidney has the function of excreting hormones, among which hemopoietin has the function of promoting the producing of red cells. While the kidney cysts in patient’s kidneys will damage patient’s kidney function, which will also reduce the excretion of hemopoietin. Thereby, the red cells in patient’s will not be able to guarantee his body need, and then patient will have anemia.
Besides, when patient’s kidney function has reduced severely, there will be lots of toxins and metabolic wastes accumulating in patient’s blood. Some toxins can inhibit the hematopoietic function of marrow, and that will also aggravate patient’s anemia. Besides, some toxins will cause damage to the red cells in patient’s blood, which will shorten their living time, and that is also a common reason that can aggravate patient’s anemia.
How can anemia in PKD be treated?
In fact, there are many medicines that are effective in treating anemia in patient with PKD, like rHuEpo, androgen, etc. If patient has the shortage of nutrients that are needed in producing red cells, like vitamin B6, folic acid, ferralia, etc, patient should also increase these substances’ intake.
Besides, if patient has severe anemia, he may need transfusion to relive his condition. And blood purification may also be needed for patient to make a better circumstance for red cells.
These are the common and basic ways to treat anemia that is caused by PKD. In the end, if you have any other trouble in dealing with PKD, you can email us your detail condition and problem, so we can provide the guidance you need.