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Can Kidney Disease Cause Cold Feet

2014-01-08 14:11

Feeling cold is a very common complaint for renal patients. Even in hot summer, the patients may not feel warm and do not sweat. This article will explain the causes of cold feet in kidney disease and tips to manage the condition.

Why do people with kidney disease have cold feet?

There is more than one conditions and diseases that can contribute to cold feet in kidney disease.

*Anemia is a common cause of cold feet for people with kidney disease.Healthy kidneys can produce a hormone called EPO which can stimulate bone marrow to produce red blood cells. However, the diseased kidneys fail to produce enough EPO. As a result, reduced number of red blood cells are produced, thus resulting in anemia.

*Another cause of cold feet in kidney disease is blood circulation disorder. Kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products from body. When kidneys are impaired, the blood will become polluted with various kinds of harmful factors like inflammatory factors, thrombus, immune complexes etc. This will certainly affect the blood circulation. Blood circulation disorder can contribute to cold feet in kidney disease.

How to reverse cold feet in kidney disease?

Once the causes of cold feet in kidney disease are confirmed,t you should have treatment to control the condition.The combined treatment of Foot Bath and Hot Compress Therapy is an effective treatment for the patients.

Foot bath is an externally applied therapy of Chinese herbal medicine.It can improve blood circulation in feet to increase blood supply to feet. Hence, it can relieve cold feet in kidney disease.

Hot compress therapy can treat kidney disease by reversing kidney damage and enhancing renal function. It can control the underlying causes of cold feet from underlying causes.

After the above treatments,the patients will have remarkable improvements.They will feel warm over their body and cold feet and hands will recover completely.

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