The 3rd type of Anemia, that people with CKD can experience, is called Iron Deficient Anemia. You can read about the other two kinds in the archives, if you want. Now not just people with kidney disease get Iron Deficient Anemia, but it is common in people with kidney disease. Why? 1- Impaired absorption of … Continue reading Iron Deficient Anemia and CKD
Two weeks ago I talked about the most common type of Anemia for people with CKD, and that was Anemia caused by a lack of the hormone EPO, which is created in the kidneys. Today, we will discuss Anemia caused by Vitamin B deficiencies. Remember someone with kidney disease can have both types of Anemia. … Continue reading Anemia in CKD Caused By Deficiency of Vitamin B12 and Folate
What exactly is EPO, and what does it have to do with kidneys? EPO is short for Erythropoietin. EPO is a hormone that is produced by the kidneys. It helps the bone marrow to make new red blood cells. When someone has kidney disease, such as CKD, then EPO production is most likely decreased. 5% … Continue reading The Kidneys, EPO and Anemia
Good morning! Have you been following along each week in my Kidney Classes? I am an AKF Kidney Coach and each week I share another slide in their kidney education program. I have not done an in-person class since before Covid. This week I am sharing two slides #7 and #8 because just sharing #7 … Continue reading The Many Faces Of Kidney Disease!
Happy Humpday! Today is week 3 of the AKF Kidney Class. I am a Kidney Coach, and each week I share another slide from the program that I would have done in person if Covid hadn’t come around. The slides are the property of AKF and I have permission to share them here on this … Continue reading AKF Kidney Class Week #3
Hello, and welcome to Wellness Wednesday! Readers seem to like these kind of posts, so I thought maybe once, or twice a week I would do this type of topic. First let me get this out of the way. Plant-Based is not Vegan. There is nothing wrong with eating a Vegan Diet, but it doesn’t … Continue reading what i eat in a day, Plant-based August 4, 2021
Happy Self Care Saturday! I am trying to stream line topics so they are more direct to certain topics. I will continue with some of the fun ones too. Since April is all about Stress I decided to do some posts on how Stress affects certain parts of the body. Some of this is pretty … Continue reading are you stressing your kidneys out?
Today is the last day of my week. So, how did I do? I actually followed it without difficulty. I did cheat one day and had a tiny portion of pork. I couldn’t help it, it smelled so good. As far as my CKD goes, I became concerned after about day 3 when I started … Continue reading My Meatless week in review and pizza portion distortion
This post will combine a bunch of different topics into one. Yesterday, I shared that this week’s food challenge was for me to be completely meat-free. Why I decided on that challenge I did not explain. If you follow me you know I have CKD. Last week I was browsing through Twitter and one of … Continue reading Learn About G-bombs!
It would make sense that October would be National Pumpkin Month. I honestly have never tried to eat pumpkin, not even pumpkin pie. I know, I am weird. But, in researching this post I decided I will most definitely be trying pumpkin. It is actually quite healthy, and with a hint of sweetness it could … Continue reading national pumpkin month