Anemia and kidney disease

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Jay B. Wish, MD,

Topics: Coping High Blood Pressure Heart Disease CKD Kidney Disease Complications

As someone with kidney disease, do you ever feel tired, cold or weak? Although dialysis can cause some fatigue and feelings of weakness, these symptoms may also be due to anemia.

Anemia is a complication of kidney disease that happens when there are not enough red blood cells to carry oxygen through your body. Anemia is common for people with late-stage CKD and affects most dialysis patients. There are various treatments for anemia for those with kidney disease. Join our webinar to learn how to take control of and manage anemia.

Dr. Jay Wish, a nephrologist and anemia expert, will discuss why anemia happens in dialysis patients, the symptoms, and what you and your healthcare team can do to manage the condition.

Join this webinar to learn more about:

  • The connection between anemia and kidney disease
  • The symptoms of anemia
  • Benefits and risks of treatments for anemia including ESAs and iron supplementation
  • New therapies on the horizon

Register today

Speaker

Jay B. Wish, MD

Jay B. Wish, MD

Jay B. Wish, MD is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and Chief Medical Officer of dialysis services at Indiana University Health.  He has been an advisor to CMS on quality improvement issues in dialysis, serving as chairman of the ESRD Clinical Performance Measure-Quality Improvement Committee 1998-2006 and lead nephrology consultant to the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative 2009-2012.  He has numerous publications in the areas of ESRD quality oversight/improvement, accountability, anemia management and vascular access.