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Dr. David Frank Andrews, MD

Hematologist-Oncologist

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Can kidney disease cause low hemoglobin?

While there are many causes of anemia (low hemoglobin), end-stage kidney disease (renal failure) is among the more common causes. Kidneys produce a hormone known as erythropoietin READ MORE
While there are many causes of anemia (low hemoglobin), end-stage kidney disease (renal failure) is among the more common causes. Kidneys produce a hormone known as erythropoietin (epo for short) which stimulates the bone marrow to produce new red blood cells. Normally, the kidneys help to maintain a normal hemoglobin by producing epo when the hemoglobin is low. If the kidneys develop disease, their production of epo falls off. When the level of epo falls below a critical level, then bone marrow production of red blood cells drops resulting in low hemoglobin (anemia). Fortunately, for the past thirty years, epo has been produced by biopharmaceutical companies, and epo is readily available to reverse the anemia of chronic kidney failure. Much of the epo produced these days is used to help people with chronic kidney failure.