Kidney School™—a program of Medical Education Institute, Inc.

Module 6—Anemia and Kidney Disease

Velma learned a few months ago that she has kidney disease. On her visit to the doctor last week, she said that now she feels tired and worn down all the time.

My greatest struggle is my lack of energy. I drag myself through each day. I’m barely able to work or even do my chores. It doesn’t matter how much sleep I get, I still feel worn out. This is no way to live!

A simple blood test found the source of her fatigue: anemia.

Now her problem had a name, but Velma still knew little about anemia. What did it have to do with kidney disease? Could it be treated so she could feel more normal again? She needed to know more.

That’s just what we’ll help you do in this module. You can learn what anemia is and how it relates to kidney disease. Find out how you might know if you have it. And, see what you can do about it.

If you have anemia, this module can help you feel your best. At the end, we will sum up the key points for you in a Personal Plan. You can use your plan to help you recall what you learned.

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Have you felt very tired (or fatigued) in the last week?


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