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chronic-renal-failure anemia

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Description

Chronic renal failure anemia is a condition in which the body does not produce enough red blood cells due to a decrease in kidney function. This decrease in kidney function can be caused by a variety of conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and glomerulonephritis. As the kidneys become less able to filter waste from the blood, the body is unable to produce enough of the hormone erythropoietin, which is responsible for stimulating the production of red blood cells. As a result, the body is unable to produce enough red blood cells to meet its needs, leading to anemia. Symptoms of chronic renal failure anemia include fatigue, weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Treatment for chronic renal failure anemia typically involves medications to stimulate the production of red blood cells, as well as lifestyle changes to reduce the strain on the kidneys.

Synonyms
  • end-stage renal-disease anemia
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • mid systolic heart murmur
  • pallor
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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