Sex and Intimacy with CKD
presented by David Spero, RN
Sex is good medicine. It has health benefits, feels good, strengthens relationships and makes life more rewarding. CKD can interfere with physical intimacy, but it can’t prevent it. Learn about why sex is important, possible, and beneficial. Learn ways to be intimate that any body can do, how to enjoy it more, and how to find new sources of physical connection.
David Spero has been a nurse for 40 years and has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) for 30 years. He knows chronic illness from inside and out. He has written books on self-care and on diabetes, writes a column every week for Diabetes Self-Management, and magazine articles about chronic pain. His blog is The Inn by the Healing Path.
When: March 23 at 4:00 PM Eastern
*NOTE* There was a mistake in the presentation slides about antihypertensive medications. It was stated that diuretics were better for preserving sexuality. This is not true diuretics are significant causes of sexual dysfunction. ACE inhibitors are better, almost never causing sexual side effects. Alpha blockers and calcium channel blockers are good too. Sorry for the confusion.