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Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patient Have Sex

As the polycystic kidney disease develops, it may cause both physical and emotional changes that may affect patient’s sex life.

Can polycystic kidney disease patients have sex?

Actually, most people with polycystic kidney disease can have sexual life, especially when their conditions are in the early stage. In the early stage, the cysts in kidneys are too small to cause effect on sexual life. As the kidney cysts enlarge, and become large enough, cyst may rapture at any time. And patients are suggested to care their positions and power with mor attention, for it may cause cyst rupture or kidney pain with a “hot” position and passion. In addition, when the cyst are large enough, your doctors may suggested to avoid or at least decrease the frequency of sex intercourse.

How can polycystic kidney affect sex life?

For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, the chemical changes that occur in your body with kidney disease affects nerve function, hormones, energy level and circulation, which may make you lose the interest of sexual intercourse.

And also, some medicines for PKD symptoms and complications may show the side effects on sexual life. Use of steroids may cause weight gain, acne, and unwanted hair growth or loss. Surgical scars can cause patients to feel unattractive. Medical changes and changes in self-image may affect sexual interest and functioning.

In addition, patients themselves may feel confident, due to the surgery scar on their skin. And the itchy skin caused by Dialysis may also be a trouble when you are having a sex.

If a sexual problem does occur, embarrassment and guilt often follow. However, good news is that both medical drugs and natural remedy may help alleviate this problem.

For example, you are suggested to do relaxation exercise to control your anxiety. Also, specific diet plan and herbal remedy helps improve your sexual life quality without side effects. For more, you can leave a message below or just email to

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