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Sexual Dysfunction And Seizure in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

2013-09-14 11:45

Sexual Dysfunction And Seizure in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)End stage renal disease (ESRD) is the last stage of chronic kidney failure. As the kidneys are damaged significantly and even fail, the patients may experience a host of complications,in which sexual dysfunction and seizure commonly occur.

Sexual dysfunction in ESRD

Patients with ESRD have sexual dysfunction to a great degree. It can be caused by variables. Fatigue is the most common symptoms people with kidney disease experience. This condition may make them too tired to have sex.Low sex drive may occur due to reduced certain hormones which can stimulate sex drive.Hormone is produced by the body’s endocrine system, in which kidneys are an important part. Diseased kidneys can result in reduced production of hormones. In addition, certain mental stresses like fear, anxiety etc also can make the patients lose interest in sexual activity.

How to treat sexual dysfunction in ESRD and help the patients live a fulling life?Email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  for more medical suggestions.

Seizure in ESRD

Seizure is not uncommon in ESRD patients.It can be attributed to a number of causes.

Uremic encephalopathy

Seizure occurs in approximately one-third of patients with uremic encephalopathy.The high levels of toxins in body are the contributive factor of the condition.Parathyroid hormone likely contributes to uremic encephalopathy.


Common drugs for ESRD such as erythropoietin,carbapenem and ertapenem are the possible causes of seizure.

Cerebrovascular disease

Cerebrovascular disease, such as hypertensive encephalopathy, infection, hemorrhage and subdural hematoma commonly occurs in ESRD. It is a possible contributable factor of seisure.

Dialysis side effects

If the patients are on dialysis,seisure may be caused by certain side effects of dialysis.Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome and dialysis dementia due to aluminum intoxication can cause the condition.

There is a variety causes of seizure in ESRD. To control it, the first step is to figure out the specific causes. What are the causes in your case? Chat with our online doctor now and he can help analyze your condition and then give a reply.

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