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Does PKD Cause Cold Feet

2015-03-04 11:54

Does PKD Cause Cold FeetPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) causes numerous fluid-filled cysts to grow in the kidneys. Those growing cysts oppress the tissues around, leading to kidney function impairment, which will cause many symptoms. Some PKD patients experience cold feet. Is it associated with PKD? Go on reading to get the answer.

PKD can cause cold feet.

In reality, PKD does not cause cold feet directly. It is anemia that causes cold feet, because your feet can not get enough blood due to anemia. Anemia is a common complication of kidney disease. And the more severe your kidney disease, the worse the anemia. As we all known, kidney is not only a blood purification organ. It is also responsible for producing erythropoietin (EPO) to make red blood cells. As long as kidneys are damaged, the secretion of EPO decreases. As a result, the amount of red blood cells reduces, causing anemia. In addition, the accumulated waste products shorten the lifespan of red blood cells, making red blood cells decrease further.

Besides anemia, poor blood circulation is also a common cause of cold feet. Impaired kidneys can not remove waste products from the blood timely. Those waste slows down blood flow so that substance in the blood deposit easily, leading to stasis. This affects blood circulation.

How to improve cold feet for PKD patients?

Blood circulation improvement helps you improve cold feet. Medicated Full Bath, Medicated Foot Bath and Steam Therapy can help you promote blood circulation and remove stasis. After treatment, you feel very warm.

Cold feet is just a symptom of PKD. If you want to reduce those body malaise caused by PKD, you should control the growth of cysts and shrink them as early as possible. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can help you achieve the goal. 

Does PKD cause cold feet? Yes. If you would like more information, please leave a message or send emails to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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