The Mystery of the Cold Kidneys.
July 10, 2011 7:19 PM Subscribe
What could be the reason behind cold kidneys in an otherwise healthy person? Mr. Origami has cold kidneys, and has all his life, so has never given it much thought. He can be warm all over, but place a hand over the kidney area and it feels icy cold--and that's really the only time he notices it, when a normally warm hand or belly covers the area, or if he sits in a hot tub, and he's flushed with warmth.
posted by AnOrigamiLife to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
He is not overweight, doesn't smoke, doesn't drink and is for the most part a healthy 30-something who is moderately active and eats a balanced diet. He doesn't have tendencies to coldness in general.
Why would this happen? Should it raise concerns about a greater problem? Are there solutions? The floor is open!
A final note: Massage therapists have expressed surprise at the cold kidney area and one has suggested qi (chi) issues and eating certain foods to warm the area. Any familiarity with this? If so, how about a good link to reliable information?