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Cold Hands And Feet With Kidney Failure

2013-04-07 17:24

kidney failure cold feet and handsKidney failure patients often feel their hands and feet are cold. This cold feeling is caused by anemia, hindered blood circulation due to stagnation of qi and blood.

Impaired kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin and cause cause low red blood cell count and anemia. Poor appetite, vomiting, diet restrictions often cause malnutrition and deficiency of iron, vitamin D which can worsen anemia. Anemia will cause inadequate blood supply to the blood capillaries in the feet and hands, that is why patients often complain cold hands and feet.

Kidney failure can also cause blood clots, qi stagnation, therefore the normal blood circulation will be hindered, that is another cause of cold hands and feet.

Knowing the causes of cold hands and feet for kidney failure, the following are some treatments to make your hands and feet warm.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can help eliminate blood stasis and qi stagnation and promote blood circulation so as to improve the circulation in the body. After the application, patients can have obvious improvements and some patients will begin to sweat.

It is an external application of Chinese medicines and during the treatment patients only need to lie on their back with the medicines putting on their renal areas. The treatment is very comfortable and patients can sense their blood is flowing through their whole body and bring adequate blood, oxygen, energy and other nutritions to the feet and hands.

Medicated bath

Medicated bath is another natural and comfortable treatment for kidney failure. Some medicines will be put into the water and cold hands and feet can be warmed after patient have a both with the medicated water.

Foot massage and hand massage

Foot massage and hand massage can be done by professional practitioner or it can be done at home by yourself with the doctor’s guidance. By stimulating the acupoints and meridians on the hands and feet, blood circulation on the feet and hands will be promoted and cold feeling will be much eased.

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