According to studies, it is estimated that more than one in seven people with kidney disease has anemia.
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – In this 2-part video series, Robert Galarowicz from Healthykidneyinc. details treatment options for people with Anemia and chronic kidney disease.
This advice comes directly from renowned naturopath and nutritionist Robert Galarowicz: kidney expert and founder of Healthy Kidney Inc. Galarowicz has personally treated anemia and kidney disease together. Galarowicz’s YouTube channel HealthyKidney Inc. has hundreds of videos detailing the ins and outs of kidney health and is specially designed for people with kidney problems. With over 1.18 million channel views, it’s safe to say that people all over the world are connecting and trusting Galarowicz.
Anemia involves the blood having a less than adequate amount of red blood cells, or hemoglobin. Unfortunately, anemia is a common comorbidity of chronic kidney disease because the affected kidneys cannot make a specific hormone called erythropoietin. (EPO). EPO is what alerts the body to make more red blood cells when needed. With less EPO produced, fewer red blood cells are created, resulting in anemia. According to studies, it is estimated that more than one in seven people with kidney disease has anemia. As CRF worsens, the impact of anemia worsens as well. CKD presents enough problems for people with CKD, so keeping this additional disease under control is essential. Treatment can help reverse the effects of anemia such as extreme fatigue.
Galarowicz urges kidney patients to have their hemoglobin levels tested to see if anemia is present. According to the American Society of Nephrology, the thresholds for normal levels of hemoglobin in the blood are 13 grams per deciliter for men and 12 grams per deciliter for women. Dropping below these levels should be a cause for concern and an indication to start following a treatment plan. A possible treatment plan includes EPO medications, complete blood tests, and establishing a strong nutritional foundation.
One option after seeing a doctor is to take an EPO medication or EPO stimulating agents to increase hemoglobin levels. The iron or the infusion can also help Treatment of anemia and kidney disease. A complete iron profile and ferritin test should be performed before adding additional iron, as unnecessary iron can cause oxidative stress and free radical damage in the body.
Additionally, Galarowicz emphasizes the importance of adhering to what is known as the “Nutrient Spectrum”. This grouping of 30 to 40 different nutrients, including micronutrients, vitamins and minerals, are all essential to the body, especially in kidney disease. The prevalence of kidney disease carries a high risk of having imbalances in many of these nutrients. Restoring these nutrients will help fight anemia and increase hemoglobin levels. Medications will not work as well if these nutrients are not taken into account. Galarowicz first points to vitamin D, where up to 80 percent of people with kidney disease are deficient. Other nutrients are discussed to help increase hemoglobin levels in a safe and natural way.
Treatment of anemia for kidney disease