Although the symptoms of anemia may not always be severe, it may be important to treat anemia if you have it. These are some of the benefits of treating anemia:

  • Decrease feelings of weakness and dizziness
  • Improve concentration
  • Have more energy
  • Feel more able to exercise
  • Decrease your chances of heart problems
    • Patients with kidney failure are already at higher risk for heart disease. Anemia makes this risk greater.

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 ClinicalTrials.gov to learn about all available clinical trials for anemia.