Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia of renal disease is common and is associated with significant morbidity and death. But targeting normal hemoglobin levels can be harmful, and benefits of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents have been called into question. This overview helps nephrologists and PCPs sort things out.

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Diet Changes Can Help Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Diet modifications aimed at restoring and sustaining beneficial gut bacteria can improve clinical results in patients with chronic kidney disease, says Cleveland Clinic nephrologist Priya Kalahasti, MD. Reducing protein, increasing vegetables, adding probiotics and periodically fasting to rest the gut has improved patients’ lab test values such as serum creatinine and glomerular filtration rate.