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Can Creatinine Elevation Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION QUESTION:

If I see an elevated level of creatinine can this cause me to have erectile dysfunction?

DOCTOR ALSAYES ANSWER:

The creatinine level in the blood will rise due to poor clearance of creatinine by the kidneys, which means possible malfunction or failure of the kidneys. And erectile dysfunction (ED) is known to be a common condition (80%) among male chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients.

The cause of ED in these patients is multifactorial. Factors including abnormalities in the gonadal-pituitary system, disturbance in the autonomic nervous system, endothelial dysfunction, anemia (and erythropoietin deficiency), secondary hyperparathyroidism, drug effects, zinc deficiency, and psychological problems.

I hope this answers your question.

Thanks, Dr. Alsayes

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