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Is Cold Hands A Symptom of Kidney Failure

2014-03-24 16:42

Q:

I would like to know more about renal failure or kidney failure symptoms. Actually a friend of mine is suffering from similar symptoms, but we are not sure. She have cold hands all the time and feet due to which irritates her a lot. Therefore, we would like to know whether cold hands and feet is a symptom of kidney failure.

A:

Is Cold Hands A Symptom of Kidney FailureTo be frank, cold hands and feet is a common sign or symptom in kidney failure. As for the reason of cold hands and feet, anemia makes you feel cold all the time, even in a warm room. Why does anemia will make you feel cold? Here we will tell you the reason and how to deal with it.

1. What is the cause of anemia?

One of the important function is to secrete hormone, and one of the hormones is erythropoietin which is responsible for producing enough red blood cells. The red blood cells can provide enough blood and oxygen to your brain and body. While in kidney failure, the kidney function is badly damaged. Once kidney function is injured, the ability of secreting erythropoietin will be affected. In other words, the kidneys cannot produce enough reb blood cells for your body needs, and thus causing low red blood cell count and anemia. Thereby, patients with kidney failure may feel cold in hands and feet.

Besides, kidney failure can also cause blood clots, qi stagnation, therefore, the normal blood circulation will be disturbed, which is another cause of cold hands and feet.

2. How to treat cold hands and feet in kidney failure?

Medicated bath

Medicated bath is a such a treatment for kidney disease in which some medicines will be put into the water and cold hands and feet can be warmed after patients have a bath with the medicated bath with the medicated water.

Massage on feet and hands

Massage is a therapy which aims to stimulate the acupoints and meridians on the hands and feet. In this way, the blood circulation on the feet and hands will be promoted and cold feeling will be much eased.

Knowing the causes of cold feeling on hands and feet and relative treatment helps you alleviate this symptom greatly. Medicated bath and massage are both traditional Chinese medicine therapies which help alleviate cold feeling largely. Apart from medicated bath and massage, Micro-Chinese medicine osmotherapy is a more radical therapy for cold hands and feet. This is because this therapy will repair kidney damage and improve kidney function. When kidney function is elevated, the ability of secreting erythropoietin will be increased and thus anemia will be eased. Also cold feelings on hands and feet will be alleviated.

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