Your kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin that tells your bones to produce more red blood cells. When your kidney disease becomes advanced, you ultimately become anemic because of a lack of this hormone. We have a medication called Procrit™ that acts similar to erythropoietin and stimulates your bone marrow to make new red blood cells. This increase in red blood cells assists with carrying oxygen throughout the body which then increases your energy level and provides relief of the symptoms of anemia.
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