Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of developing anemia. Take our quick quiz to find out what your risk is and how to identify symptoms of anemia.

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1 Which of the following phrases describe you? Please click all that apply.

Anyone can have anemia, but it is very common in people with CKD. If any of these phrases describe you, you are more likely to have anemia.

2 How often do you feel tired and/or weak and don't know why?

Great! Feeling tired and/or weak without knowing why can be a sign of anemia. Even if you don’t often feel this way, it’s important to know that your CKD increases your risk of having anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and how you can prevent it.

If you sometimes feel tired and/or weak without having done anything that would make you feel that way, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and what you can do to stay healthy.

If you often feel tired and/or weak without having done anything that would make you feel that way, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for anemia and what you can do to start feeling better.

3 How often do you have chest pain?

Great! Having chest pain can be a sign of anemia. Even if you never have chest pain or don’t have it often, it’s important to know that your CKD increases your risk of having anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and how you can prevent it.

If you sometimes have chest pain, talk to your doctor. Chest pain can be a sign of anemia or more serious heart problems. Tell your doctor about your symptoms and ask about the tests you should have for anemia and other potential health problems.

If you often have chest pain, see your doctor as soon as possible. You might be experiencing symptoms of anemia or more serious heart problems. Tell your doctor about your symptoms and ask about the tests you should have for anemia and other potential health problems.

4 How often do you have trouble breathing or catching your breath?

Great! Having trouble breathing or catching your breath can be a sign of anemia. Even if you never or don’t often have trouble breathing or catching your breath, it’s important to know that your CKD increases your risk of having anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and how you can prevent it.

If you sometimes have trouble breathing or catching your breath, talk to your doctor. Having trouble breathing or catching your breath be can a sign of anemia or more serious heart or lung problems. Tell your doctor about your symptoms and ask about the tests you should have for anemia and other potential health problems.

If you often have trouble breathing, see your doctor as soon as possible. You might be experiencing symptoms of anemia or more serious heart or lung problems. Tell your doctor about your symptoms and ask about the tests you should have for anemia and other potential health problems.

5 How often do you feel dizzy?

Great! Feeling dizzy can be a sign of anemia. Even if you don’t often feel this way, it’s important to know that your CKD increases your risk of having anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and how you can prevent it.

If you sometimes feel dizzy, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and what you can do to stay healthy.

If you often feel dizzy, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia or another health problem. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for anemia and what you can do to start feeling better.

6 Does your skin look unusually pale or dull?

If your skin looks more pale or dull than normal, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for anemia.

Great! Unusually pale or dull skin can be a sign of anemia. Even if your skin doesn’t seem more pale or dull than normal, it’s important to know that your CKD increases your risk of having anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and how you can prevent it.

7 How often do you have trouble concentrating?

Great! Having trouble concentrating can be a sign of anemia. Even if you don’t have trouble concentrating, it’s important to know that your CKD increases your risk of having anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and how you can prevent it.

If you sometimes have trouble concentrating, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and what you can do to stay healthy.

If you often have trouble concentrating, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia or another health problem. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for anemia and what you can do to start feeling better.

8 How often do you feel cold when others do not?

Great! Feeling cold when others do not can be a sign of anemia. Even if you don’t have this issue, it’s important to know that your CKD increases your risk of having anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and how you can prevent it.

If you sometimes feel cold when others do not, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and what you can do to stay healthy.

If you often feel cold when others do not, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for anemia and what you can do to start feeling better.

9 How often do you notice your heart beating faster than normal?

Great! Having a faster-than-normal heartbeat can be a sign of anemia. Even if you don’t have this issue, it’s important to know that your CKD increases your risk of having anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and how you can prevent it.

If your heart sometimes feels like it’s beating too fast, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia. Talk to your doctor about the tests for anemia and what you can do to stay healthy.

If your heart often feels like it’s beating too fast, you might be experiencing symptoms of anemia or another health problem. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for anemia and what you can do to start feeling better.

Anemia can also occur without symptoms. You are more likely to have anemia if you have CKD. Having a blood test is the only way to confirm if you have anemia. If you have not recently been tested for anemia, ask your doctor to arrange a test.

Doctors and researchers are working on potential new treatments for anemia. New treatments in development are tested in clinical trials. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial to try an investigational new treatment for anemia, visit Akebia’s website and ClinicalTrials.gov to learn more.