Erythropoietin is a hormone produced by the kidney that facilitates red blood cell maturation within the bone marrow. CKD patients don’t produce enough of this hormone and therefore are often anemic.
The good news is that a synthetic version of erythropoietin can be injected IV or subcutaneously under your skin. This helps to achieve a normal hemoglobin level. Treating anemia will greatly improve quality of life! One can look forward to improved sleep, mental clarity and good exercise stamina.