Forty-year-old man has renal anemia
A forty-year-old man felt tired, weakness in his limbs, and shortness of breath when walking. He went for a checkup and doctors found that his hemoglobin whole blood count was 4 g/dL. The normal count for a physically strong adult is about 14 g/dL.
Doctors say he was in the fifth stage of chronic kidney disease and that his anemia was renal anemia.
In the third stage of chronic kidney disease, 10% will become anemic. In the fourth stage, 60% will become anemic. In the fifth stage, over 90% will suffer renal anemia.