Why Do Dialysis Patients Feel Cold Than Others

2017-07-03 17:43

Dialysis Patients Feel Cold Than OthersWhy do dialysis patients feel more cold than others? There are many reasons why kidney patients on dialysis may find they feel cold at their dialysis centers. Follow us to see the details.

1. Blood temperature

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

2. Anemia

Anemia can make you cold. Aside from making you feel tired, anemia can also make you feel cold. Low iron can also be a reason why you feel chilly.

3. Lack of movement

Patients sit and dialyze usually between three and four hours and the lack of movement may tend to exacerbate the cold. If you are uncomfortable, talk to your nurse to find out if an adjustment can be made to the thermostat.

What to do for cold in dialysis patients?

Pay attention to clothing

If it is summertime, bring a jacket or loose sweatshirt with you. Wear a hat which helps prevent heat from escaping at the top of your head. Put a warm attire in a total bag and keep it in the car or near your front door so you can bring it to the dialysis center.

Repair injured kidney tissues and improve renal function

The radical way is to repair your injured kidney tissues and improve renal function. Once your renal function can be improved, anemia can disappear and also dialysis can also be reduced. In this way, cold and other complications from dialysis like low blood pressure and infection can all get relieved. We use unique Chinese medicine therapies like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Medicated Foot Bath, Medicinal Soup, Moxibustion Therapy and Steaming Therapy, etc. But foreign patients need to come to China for treatment. If you are interested in our therapies, you can contact us via online doctor or tsthospital@hotmail.com.

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