Anemia is a common symptom for patients with kidney disease. Anemia makes patients feel tired and it affects patients’ life quality seriously. So patients are wondering is there any treatment to help them to get rid of anemia effectively ?
Why do patients with kidney disease suffer from anemia?
The health kidneys are responsible to produce a hormone called erythropoietin to make red blood cells. When the kidneys are damaged, the kidneys can not function well and red blood cells can not be produced properly, this is the primary cause for anemia in kidney disease. In addition to this, the accumulation of toxic substances will affect the production and the metabolism of red blood cells, so anemia is the main complication for patients with kidney disease.
From the above content, we come to a conclusion that the key point of the treatment of anemia should focus on the restoration of kidney damage and clearance of the toxic blood.
It is that kidney disease lead to anemia, on the contrary, anemia causes hypoxia and ischemia of the kidneys. This aggravates kidney disease severely and anemia also brings damage to other organs, especially the heart, which threats patients’ life seriously.
What food is available for kidney disease patients with anemia?
1, patients should take some foods which produces blood effectively, the foods are high in protein and iron. The foods are high in protein are lean meat, fish, eggs, milk.
The foods are high in iron are longan pulp, pumpkin seed,
Sesame, Chinese-date, grapefruit, fig.
2, for some patients with insufficient gastric acid, they should take some foods which are high in acid, such as the foods that are high in vitamin C. The gastric acid can turn inorganic iron into organic iron.
The diet of anemia caused by kidney failure is different from the diet of other kidney diseases.
Limiting the intake of protein can reduce the non-protein nitrogen in the blood, which is helpful to reduce the workload of the kidneys.
Limiting the intake of salt, if patients are suffering from severe swelling, they should follow the low salt diet strictly. For those who do not suffer from serious swelling, they can take salt according to your specific condition.
You need to take sufficient fruits, vegetables, and some juices to make sure the energy supplement. However, for patients with little amount urine or no urine at all, they should avoid foods that are high in potassium.
Patients also need to keep away from wine, fatty and spicy foods.
If you or someone you know have serious anemia, you can leave a message to our website, the renal experts will make a individual health diet plan for you.