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Why Cold Feeling Occurs in End Stage Renal Failure

2014-07-28 20:39| Font Size A A A

Why Cold Feeling Occurs in End Stage Renal FailureEnd stage renal failure patients are prone to feeling cold and fatigue during the onset of illness. Is this condition caused by kidney failure? And why renal failure causes patients feel cold? If you are interested in this topic, please read on.

As a matter of fact, end stage renal failure is an advanced stage. Under such condition, patients has nearly already lost all of renal function. and patients will suffer from various symptoms, among them can cause cold feeling.


Anemia can cause patients feel cold, fatigue, shortness of breath and so on. Anemia is mainly due to the damaged kidneys. The injured kidneys can not produce the enough EPO (erythropoietin) to satisfy the body needs. If there is no enough blood cells, you body will lack of blood, called anemia. And it will make your body cold.

Cold dialyzate

For end stage renal failure patients, in order to sustain the life span, sometimes you have to undergo dialysis. During the treatment, cold dialysis solution will be added into the dialysis equipment, which can make you feel cold to certain extent.

Bad blood circulation

Blocked blood circulation and low immune system are the common symptoms in end stage renal failure. And meanwhile, both of them can make patients feel cold.

Lack of heat intake

Due to strict restriction on daily diet, patients can not consume all foods freely so as to control the progression of the illness condition. In order to reduce the burden of the kidneys, they are always required to limit even avoid the foods with high fat, calorie, etc. Ask for a dietitian’s suggestions for proper daily diets and nutritions so as to have kidney-friendly foods and at the same time meet the body’s physiological needs.

In view of these points, treatment about external application of Chinese herbal medicine may be effective to eliminate cold feeling, such as Medicated Bath, Massage, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, acupuncture and so on. If you want more info, please leave a message below or email us to and we will try our best to help you.

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