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Kidney disease can cause infertility

Nov 16th 2013 at 2:59 AM

Kidney disease can cause infertility

With the realization of actions for dissemination and guidance on chronic kidney disease (CKD), the World Kidney Day, celebrated on

Thursday, March 13, raises many questions that go beyond prevention and awareness.


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What many people do not know is that one of them is directly linked to the fertility of men and women.

"Today we know that factors that affect health in general can impair fertility, an illness or even exposure to environmental offenders.

Thus, kidney disease can also affect reproductive health, "warns the Institute, Eduardo Pimentel. Importance of early diagnosis is also a factor, perhaps the most significant of all, because the DRC is silent.

Reaches nearly two million Brazilians, with more than 60% do not know they have the disease.

According to Dr. Eduardo, reproductive health is affected directly in urinary infections that before reaching the kidney compromise the prostate leading to male infertility, and women in the bladder causing cystitis, which is related to miscarriage. "

On the other hand, indirectly, fertility may be compromised by side effects of treatments such as immunosuppressive drugs used after transplant," the doctor .

Complementing the alert, the expert emphasizes, "although most infertility marriage, because both male and female, is not related to renal or rather the more specific factors of the genitals

The evaluation of renal health is routine in diagnostic investigation for these patients, "concludes

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