Chapter 10. Sexual Dysfunction and Renal Disease

  1. Nicola Thomas RN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Education), MA1,2
  1. Martin Steggal and
  2. Sandra Gann

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch10

Advanced Renal Care

Advanced Renal Care

How to Cite

Steggal, M. and Gann, S. (2004) Sexual Dysfunction and Renal Disease, in Advanced Renal Care (ed N. Thomas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Research Lead Nurse, SW Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit, St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey

  2. 2

    Senior Lecturer, City University, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405109338

Online ISBN: 9780470693995



  • renal disease;
  • sexual dysfunction;
  • blood flow;
  • chronic disease;
  • sexual cycle


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

  • Case Example

  • The Sexual Cycle

  • Effects of Uraemia

  • Physiology of the Male Sexual Response

  • Physiology of the Female Sexual Response

  • Specific Male Sexual Dysfunction: Erectile Dysfunction

  • Assessment

  • Investigations

  • Treatment Options (Male)

  • Treatment Options (Female)

  • Referrals and Clinics

  • Summary

  • Useful Contact