Under normal circumstances we will feel warmer and full of energy after eating, however for kidney failure patients, they are always feeling cold even after eating. is there any way that can help alleviate the cold feeling and make them more comfortable?
Anemia is the leading cause of cold feeling for kidney failure patients. Healthy kidney has endocrine functions and it can secrete erythropoietin to stimulate the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. When kidneys are damaged, there will be inadequate red blood cells and anemia develops. Dialysis can worsen anemia and that is why many dialysis patients often complain about cold in dialysis centers.
Besides, malnutrition, inadequate intake of energy, lack of iron, folic acid and protein due to diet restriction, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea will all worsen anemia and make patients feel cold all the time.
Knowing the root cause of cold feeling for kidney failure patients, we should understand how to cope with this problem.
1. Consult a dietitian and design a proper individualized diet plan according to your illness and physical conditions. Have inadequate intake of energy. Have proper supply of iron, folic acid, amino acids, vitamins and trace elements at the premise of adding no extra burdens to the kidneys.
2. Massage and acupuncture have the functions of dredging meridians, eliminating blood and qi stasis so as to promote blood circulation and increase blood flow to the kidneys, heart and other organs. This can help greatly relieve anemia due to qi stagnation and blood stasis.
3. The most effective treatment for cold feeling due to renal anemia is of cause to improve kidney functions so that the body can produce enough red blood cells. When anemia is rectified, cold feeling will disappear. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy has the function of direct vasodilation and it can also help treat inflammations and remove coagulation in the kidneys. After a period of treatment, renal ischemia and hypoxia will be improved and anemia will be much alleviated, patients will once again have warm feeling and some patients will begin to sweat after the treatment.
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