Erythropoietin Deficiency: Treatment Of Anemia In Renal Failure

An Erythropoietin deficiency arises along the course of chronic kidney disease and in patients with renal failure. It is manifested in the form of anemia. Chronic renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, etc are considered to be the common causes of Erythropoietin deficiency

Erythropoietin Deficiency Symptoms

The symptoms associated with erythropoietin deficiency are similar to symptoms of anemia which may arise from other causes include thalassemia, iron deficiency anemia, etc. The symptoms include,

  1. Fatigue and constant feeling of tiredness
  2. Weakness and dizziness
  3. Irritability and Depression
  4. Shortness of breath
  5. Pale skin with brittle nails
  6. Chest pain and coldness in extremities is experienced in severely anemic patients
  7. Irregular heartbeats along with sexual dysfunction and reduced mental concentration is also observed in some cases
  8. Craving to eat ice or chalk are commonly associated with anemia

Treatment Of Anemia In Renal Failure

  1. Consuming iron supplements is considered to be efficient technique of addressing to anemia of any origin.
    However, excessive consumption of iron supplements may be associated with symptoms like gastric disturbance, constipation or sensation of giddiness. Alternatively, consuming a diet rich in iron can also be helpful
  2. Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, etc along with nuts like almonds, apricots, prunes, etc. Consuming egg, fish and lean meat, provides essential vitamins and iron supplements.

Life style modifications like regular exercise, avoiding stimulants like nicotine, caffeine, etc also have been found to stimulate the bone marrow and enhance the production of blood corpuscles