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Posted Sep 14 2008 1:30pm 1 Comment

Ever wonder why dialysis patients are so cold? Temperature always a degree lower then is what many consider normal?

All dialysis patients have levels of uremia (quiet literally translates to “urine in the blood”) in their systems. The uremia effects the hypothalamus which regulates your body temperature, thus making them run colder then most people causing discomfort and irritation while on the dialysis machine.

Uremia can also drive you a little crazy, quite literally. If the toxins are allowed to build up causing mental slowness and also in the severist of forms, a few hallucinations.

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I just got a call from my doc saying that my uremia level are elevated in my blood. I have no idea what it means. I havent been feeling well at all lately. I have been dizzy, tired, fast heart rate, anxious.... I have no condition of kidney problems or anything... I dont know what this could mean
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