The eyes are not only a mirror of the soul, as the old saying goes but also are the window to our health. Professionals (ophthalmologist) just with one look through the pupil of our eye can detect how the organs in our body work.
Do you suffer from any illness or if you are under a lot of stress can show us the appearance of blood vessels in the back of our eyes, which are the same in both eyes and also can be affected by the same changes as the blood vessels in the brain, heart, kidneys …
Background of the eye (Retina)
The retina of the healthy and young eye is orange-red color and is dotted with elastic arteries of bright red color and deep red veins . Healthy, young arteries are elastic and flexible, and it allows them the flexibility to bridge the vein without being pressing them , allowing blood to circulate continuously and smoothly.
And the facial area around the eyes can also reveal the poor condition of the kidneys, and anemia. The dark circles or bags under the eyes around reveal problems in the kidneys, but also reveals a lack of iron and oxygen in the blood. In fact, iron deficiency – anemia is closely associated with kidney disease and occurs already in the early stages of chronic kidney disease.
Is proven a direct correlation between the level of hemoglobin in the blood and stages of kidney function failure. Therefore, early recognition of anemia can help to discover its cause of the kidney disease and its timely treatment can greatly relieve the symptoms and slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.
As we said anemia is a common complication of chronic kidney disease and further undermines general health and reduced quality of life, and its symptoms often overlap with those of the primary disease.
Signs that warn of anemia
Fatigue, intolerance to physical exertion, cognitive function (less memory and concentration) and reduced overall quality of life, are just some of the signs to consult a doctor, do blood tests and if the diagnosis is iron deficiency or anemia, start treatment.
In chronic kidney patients, diet will not largely help, as well as oral preparations for raising the level of iron in the blood. Only the use of intravenous iron preparations can sufficiently quickly and effectively lead to the regulation of the value of iron, hemoglobin and other parameters of anemia in the blood, and improve the quality of life of patients. About the most suitable treatment for you, make sure to consult with your doctor.