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Can Chronic Renal Failure Cause Sexual Failure?

Many patients care about whether Chronic Renal Failure can cause sexual disorder of males. This is a thorny problem to solve. With the good therapeutic methods and healthy psychology of patients the problem of sexual disorder caused by Chronic Renal Failure can recover. With various methods like Blood dialysis and renal transplant to treat kidney disease, a part of the patients has recovered in a certain degree. Except helping patients to treat disease, doctors should also provide them sex consultation service, understand the psychological statement of patients and enlighten disease, strengthen psychological treatment, thus helping patients to recover their sexual ability.
The end-stage Chronic Renal Failure is also called Uremia; it is a kind of serious disease which harms patients’ health. According to the statistics, 90 percent of male patients with Uremia can’t erect their penis or can’t keep the erection. Generally speaking, this problem is related to sexual dysfunction. There have several reasons why Chronic Renal Failure can cause sexual dysfunction.
First, the change of androgen level
Medical scientists studied that males with Uremia may have some symptoms such as orchiatrophy, the decreasing of androgen in blood and the rising of gonadotropin. In recent years, we also find the rising of prolactin in blood. These factors can cause sexual dysfunction.
Second, the factor of nerves
Patients with Uremia and blood dialysis often have dysfunction of nervous system such as Uremic neuropathy and Uremic encephalopathy.
Third, Complications of Chronic Renal Failure
Patients with Chronic Renal Failure have comorbid diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, tuberculosis and systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus and some complications such as anemia, abnormal calcium metabolism and electrolyte disorder can lead to sexual dysfunction. In addition, some medicines for treating Chronic Renal Failure like anti-hypertension and diuretic can also disturb sexual function.
Fourth, psychological factor
The prognosis of patients with Uremia is not good. They are down in spirits, and deprementia. Although dialysis or renal transplant can help them to relieve pain and sustain life, the heavy economic burden influenced patients very much. It also can aggravate the sexual dysfunction.

According to these factors we have talked above, we conclude that Chronic Renal Failure can influence sexual dysfunction. We should keep a good mood to relieve sexual dysfunction.

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