Friday, 15 October 2010 18:08

Dialysis and Viagra

Written by  Steve Bone
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So, you’re on dialysis, and with that, and age, the combination has led to embarrasing difficulties. If you are in a relationship from before you started dialysis, then your partner has shared things with you and may well be more understanding, but what if you are single, not only do you have the big D to overcome as a conversation stopper, but if things turn out great, the time will come when you go to bed and another embarrassment could result!

The good news is, so long as your blood pressure is fine, and you are generally well in your treatment, consult your GP about Viagra. Amazingly it’s not a big deal to talk about with your GP, and they will be able, in most cases, to prescribe Viagra. You may be started on a lower dose to check you can cope with the changes this causes. Viagra does have the effect of lowering blood pressure, so if your pressure is low to start then not a good idea to take it.

Also note that you are likely to experience elevated heart rate, so if this causes you problems, don’t take it and consult your GP.

The weird and almost beneficial effect is that if you have no renal function at all, the effects last longer!

But! Always consult your GP, and if they are not certain on the answers for you, they must consult your nephrologist or consultant.

The main thing is, don’t hold back, every day solutions can work for many on dialysis.

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Steve Bone

Steve Bone

Hi, I'm Steve and have been a dialysis patient on some form of self-care or other since 1990. I've dialysed at home, abroad, in hospital, oh and had a transplant for 7 years. I work in the insurance industry for a City based business, but am very fortunate to be able to work from home 4 days a week. I hope, with my experiences, I can help others on dialysis or those facing dialysis in the future! It ain't so bad! Steve

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