How to prevent Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease?

Anemia cannot be considered as a disease; it’s a part of the disease that can be treated by the right treatment and a healthy lifestyle. Anemia means insufficiency of red blood cells in the blood. Red Blood Cells (RBC) help to bring oxygen from the lungs to the tissue of the body. If the tissues and organs do not get sufficient oxygen, they stop working the way they should. 

Anemia is a severe difficulty of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD means the kidneys are damaged and not able to filter blood properly. This damage can cause wastes and extra fluid to build up in the body. Anemia develops in the early stages of kidney disease. It can make you weaker than before.

How does Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) cause anemia?

Anemia commonly occurs in people who are suffering from kidney disease for a long like Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Anemia may start showing in the early stages of CKD, and Anemia usually gets worse as CKD gets worse. If the kidneys are not working the way they should, they may more likely to get Anemia.

When the kidneys are well working, they produce a hormone named erythropoietin, or EPO. Erythropoietin hormone helps the bone marrow to make the number of Red Blood Cells (RBC) that the body needs to carry oxygen to the organs. But, when the kidneys are damaged, they stop making sufficient EPO. Eventually, the bone marrow makes bit number of red blood cells.

Symptoms of Anemia in the Kidney Patients:

  1. Loss of concentration When the patients have difficulty concentrating, it is an obvious sign that the brain is not getting sufficient oxygen.
  2. Pale skin and eyes Pale skin shows because of the decreased number of red blood cells in the blood.
  3. Chest pain Anemia in CKD can be riskier for the heart because the heart has to work more to circulate blood to your body.
  4. Shortness of breath When the blood doesn’t have enough red blood cells to deliver oxygen to your muscles, that can cause shortness of breath. 
  5. Fatigue or weakness Fatigue reduced physical energy, and Loss of energy are the common symptoms of Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease. 

Ways to prevent Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease

Treating the main cause of a deficiency may be helpful in preventing the disease, and Ayurveda cures every disease with roots. We can prevent Anemia by eating Iron-rich foods include meats, vegetables, and whole grains, such as iron-fortified cereals, every day.

A balanced diet

As we know, a healthy diet plays an important role in the recovery of patients. We can treat and even prevent Anemia with a proper diet and Ayurveda treatment. Patients should include protein, vitamin B12, and folic acid in their Diet so that patients can avoid chemical-based injection. Kidney patients should take a diet that increases hemoglobin, not potassium. They need to maintain a balance of these both. 

Eating a healthy, proper diet may help prevent deficiencies. Patients suffering from Anemia should give their bodies all of the essential components to produce healthy blood. All kidney patients have a different kind of kidney disease, so the Diet should be consulted by the doctor.

Although, a kidney patient can take this Diet. 

Pomegranate 

It is high potassium fruit, but it can help to increase hemoglobin for kidney patients with normal potassium levels. Patients should take it in cup quantity without seeds because seeds include high potassium levels.

Note: Patient with potassium levels (4.0 to 4.5mmoi/L) can consume pomegranate.

Increase Iron

Iron supplements play an essential role in improving your Anemia for people with kidney disease. People can also take an iron pill, but people with kidney failure patients may need to get iron through an injection. Patients can take these injections when highly required. Otherwise, they can avoid them.

Yoga for fitness

Kidney patients should perform Yoga and exercise to maintain their healthy weight and keep their body active and energetic.

Copper water

Copper water is considered very wholesome in Ayurveda. Our doctors also advise drinking water stored in a copper vessel overnight every morning. It helps recharge your body with natural minerals.

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