Anemia commonly occurs in people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)—the permanent, partial loss of kidney function. Anemia might begin to develop in the early stages of CKD, when someone has 20 to 50 percent of normal kidney function. Anemia tends to worsen as CKD progresses.
Chronic Kidney Disease can cause Anemia, which is a shortage of red blood cells. Without enough red blood cells, the body cannot get the oxygen it needs to work properly. As a result, you may feel weak, tired, dizzy, forgetful or short of breath. Taking iron pills or supplements may not be enough to help some people feel better.
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