Patients with Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) are common to develop anemia. This problem has a root cause, namely, kidney damage. Other factors such as iron deficiency. How much iron should Stage 3 CKD patients take?
How much iron should I take?
The recommended dietary allowance includes the iron you get from both the food you eat and any supplements you take. At high doses, iron is toxic. For adults and children ages 14 and up, the upper limit -- the highest dose that can be taken safely -- is 45 mg a day. Children under 14 should not take more than 40 mg a day.
Patients with CKD Stage 3 may need to take more or less than the above recommendation. You should ask your health care provider how much iron supplement you should take, if any. You can also email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get some suggestions for free.
What information I should know?
As you know, taking iron is to improve anemia. It is helpful but cannot solve the underlying problem. In Chronic Kidney Disease patients, they develop anemia, because the damaged kidneys cannot produce enough erythropoietin, a hormone that is very necessary for the generation of red blood cells.
Therefore, to treat this problem from the root, you should take treatment that can improve kidney function. In that case, I recommend you to take:
This is the first step to treat kidney disease. This Chinese herbal decoction aims at promoting Qi and unlocking blocked meridians.
This therapy is an external application used on bilateral Shenshu acupoint. By stimulating this acupoint with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the ingredients can permeate into kidney lesion directly. The blood passing through kidneys can be purified, since the medicines have the function of blood vessels expansion, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and extracellular matrixes degradation.
As long as the remaining kidney function can be protected and enhanced, all symptoms in Stage 3 CKD can be completely controlled and patients can avoid dialysis.