Yeah, Robert was always feeling cold, no matter what the outside temp was. It was forever causing 'issues' between us (and everyone else in the house!). See..I don't handle heat well at all (and I live in Florida, go figure!). Summertime would always bring on the 'dueling thermostat' game at our house! When we had the air conditioner on, it was a constant battle on what the thermostat should be set at - he would want it set on 80 (at LEAST) and I needed it set on 76 (at MOST). I would tell him that it was easy for him to put more stuff on him to stay warm - but I could only take off so much to try and get cool. Lol
Anyway, there are a couple of reasons why ESLD patients frequently feel so cold. One is their lack of body fat, which is our 'insulation' against the cold. Another is their decreased liver function. I can't even begin to explain the biological processes involved, but it has to do with certain chemical processes within the liver - there is less 'fuel in the fire' - hence they get cold much easier. Also, many ESLD patients have lower core body temps (probably due to the above processes I couldn't explain better!).
Post Edited (Splashdancer) : 5/18/2014 4:34:35 PM (GMT-6)