Anemia could enhance your risk of end-stage renal disease according to a new study presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2017 meeting.
The study’s findings indicated those chronic kidney disease patients with anemia had a 31% higher risk of having their kidney disease progress to end-stage than their non-anemic counterparts in the study. Those with anemia were more likely to be older, black or Hispanic and were also determined to have a lower than average eGFR, while simultaneously exhibiting higher protein levels in the urine.
One of the best ways to get a grip on anemia is to increase your iron levels through diet or a vitamin/mineral supplement containing iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid. Some kidney-safe foods to eat that will also increase your iron levels include spinach, tofu and lentils, so try to get more of those in your diet.