Many people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) suffer from anemia. Anemia occurs when a person’s blood is low in red blood cells and the blood doesn’t carry enough oxygen throughout the body. People with anemia may feel tired, look pale, feel dizzy, feel irritable and have trouble sleeping, among other symptoms.
Expert Care for Complications of Anemia
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network has all of the resources of an academic medical center to treat health concerns related to anemia and kidney disease. People with kidney disease often develop anemia because their kidneys can’t make enough of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO), which tells the bone marrow to make red blood cells.
If it is not properly treated, anemia can lead to serious heart problems; some people with chronic kidney disease develop a cardiac condition called left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).
Our Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic offers early diagnosis and comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for chronic kidney disease and related anemia to provide optimal health and better quality of life for patients.