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      Hyperprolactinemia and Sexual Disturbances among Uremic Women on Hemodialysis

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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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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1984
          1984
          04 December 2008
          : 37
          : 3
          : 195-199
          Affiliations
          aInstitute of’Semeiotica Medica’, Padova University Medical School, Padova, Italy; bDialysis Units of the Hospitals of Padova, Venezia, Verona, Vicenza, Conegliano, Italy
          Article
          183243 Nephron 1984;37:195–199
          10.1159/000183243
          6738770
          © 1984 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, Hyperprolactinemia, Women, Libido, Orgasm

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