For people on dialysis with anemia due to CKD

What is Anemia?

Every part of the body needs oxygen to work and survive. Red blood cells have the important job of carrying oxygen around the body. Anemia is a condition in which the body has fewer red blood cells than normal.

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red blood cells

When you have anemia, your body does not get enough oxygen so it has to work harder to do all of its jobs—like making the heart beat and the muscles move.

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red blood cells

  • If you have anemia, you may find it harder to do physical activities like walking and exercising, or daily tasks like getting ready in the morning and running errands.
  • Anemia has other symtoms too. Talk with your dialysis care team about how you’re feeling.