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How is anemia of chronic disease treated?

A large part of the treatment is treatment of the kidney disease itself. Other treatment depends on your symptoms.

If your anemia of chronic disease is causing symptoms, your doctor might treat it with:

  • Medicines to help your body make more red blood cells (EPO or Procrit shots)
  • Medicine for iron, folate or vitamin B12 deficiency
  • A blood transfusion – During a blood transfusion, you will get blood that has been donated by someone else. The donated blood goes into your vein.