Tag: ‘Red blood cells’

What is Anemia?

Anemia is a common blood disorder that occurs when red blood cells is below normal or when the blood hemoglobin concentration is low.

Hemoglobin – blood element whose function is to distribute oxygen from the lungs to body tissues.

Hematocrit - the measurement of the percentage of red blood cells are in a specific volume of blood.

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The Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia is one of the most common symptoms associated with chronic renal failure.

Patients with anemia had a higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular complications, as well as reducing their quality of life and increased hospitalizations. So the treatment of anemia in patients with chronic renal failure is a priority of his therapy

Chronic renal failure (CRF) is an irreversible disease characterized by kidney damage and deterioration of their function, which progresses with time. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is classified into five phases, which are defined by the level of renal function, which is measured by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The lower the GFR, the more severe CRF.

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