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      Hyperprolactinemia and sexual disturbances among uremic women on hemodialysis.

      Nephron. Physiology

      psychology, Adult, Aged, Coitus, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Orgasm, physiology, Prolactin, blood, Renal Dialysis, adverse effects, Sexual Abstinence, Uremia, complications, physiopathology

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          The investigation of a sample of 99 women on maintenance hemodialysis has shown the presence of sexual disturbances to a great extent: the rate of sexual intercourse and the ability to reach orgasm were significantly lower than in age-matched control women. 80% declared a reduction in their sexual desire and the frequency of intercourse was also lower as compared to the period prior to dialysis. Ageing decreased the sexual activity in both the ill and healthy population, but in uremic patients the sexual activity ended at an earlier age. The patients with hyperprolactinemia reported lower frequencies of intercourse and lower percentages of orgasm than normoprolactinemic ones. The incidence of sexual dysfunction and the role of hyperprolactinemia in this respect were similar to those which are found among male patients on hemodialysis.

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