Anemia After Kidney Transplant | Treat Anemia to Make Transplant Last
This is another video in our series of how to keep your kidney transplant as long as possible. This is special to me because I have a kidney transplant going on 19 years. We are talking about anemia after kidney transplant.
This piece of research we are going over comes from the journal Progress in Transplants: systematic review of meta-analysis of post-transplant anemia with overall mortality and cardiovascular outcomes among kidney transplant recipients.
So if you have a transplant and your anemic, you’re at a much higher rate for heart problems, cardiovascular problems, and you’re at a higher rate of losing the transplant sooner, quicker than what you should be. Now, you gotta know what anemia is. You can be mildly anemic and have kidney transplants. That’s okay, but you don’t want to be moderate or severe.
Now I’m gonna recommend that if you’re interested in this topic, take a look at our other videos. I have other videos here on how to treat anemia with kidney disease. We go over the natural and the medical conventional approaches. So take a look at those if you really looking into treating your anemia properly.
Kidney transplants are one of our favorite topics at HealthyKidney Inc. because our founder has been living successfully with one for as long as 19 years. New research indicates that treating anemia can help make your transplant last longer. Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have adequate healthy red blood cells to carry enough oxygen to your body’s tissues.
Having anemia, also referred to as low hemoglobin, can make you feel tired and weak. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term and can range from mild to severe. In most cases, anemia has more than one cause. You can become anemic after receiving a kidney transplant.
This is known as or Posttransplantation anemia, or PTA. PTA is common among kidney transplant patients. Early PTA is usually defined as anemia which develops up to 6 months after transplantation, and late PTA is defined as anemia which develops after 6 months.