Are People on Dialysis Just Always Cold

2018-02-19 19:38

Are People on Dialysis Just Always ColdMany dialysis patients may find that they feel cold at their dialysis centers. Are people on dialysis just always cold? Read on to find out the answer.

It is indeed very common to see dialysis patients to feel cold. There are several causes of cold feeling.


When your kidneys are damaged, the production of EPO slows or stops, which can lead to a low red blood cell count in your body. when you have a low red blood cell count, feeling cold is a very common side effect.

-Cold temperature inside a dialysis center

Because bacteria and germs tend to flourish more in warmer temperatures, most medical facilities are kept relatively cold, which may make you feel cold.

-Physical inactivity

When you do dialysis, you may have to sit there for about 4 hours. Long time physical inactivity makes you feel cold easily.

-Blood temperature

The dialysis process sends your blood through the dialyzer, filters out waste and toxins and then sends the clean blood back into your body. When the blood is outside of your body, it becomes cool. But when it flows through the dialyzer alongside the dialysate solution, it warms up again. Temperature of the dialysate solution, as well your body temperature, is taken into consideration during the treatment.

Besides, air-conditioning vents and skin exposure can also give rise to cold feeling. If you feel cold during dialysis, you should know how to keep yourself warm, such as wear warm clothing, bring a blanket to treatment, wear a hat, warm socks, and gloves during treatment, etc.

Apart from cold feeling, do you have any other discomforts during dialysis, such as skin itching, muscle cramp, low blood pressure, headache, nausea, vomiting, etc? If so, you had better talk with your medical workers to help you adjust the dialysis mode. Here we recommend you to try Detoxification Therapy, which is also known as Toxin-Removing Treatment. It can help you repair kidney damage and restore renal function so as to help you reduce dialysis or even get rid of dialysis.

Are people on dialysis just always cold? No, there are measures to help you relieve this side effect. If you do not want to take dialysis any more, welcome to Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital to try Detoxification Therapy. For more information on our hospital and our treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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