Management of Erectile Dysfunction in Clinical Practice is a short guide to erectile dysfunction (ED) and its management covering normal function and dysfunction, assessment, treatment options and interventions. ED is a symptom, not a disease and will have underlying causes such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, diabetes, chronic renal impairment, chronic arthritis, chronic alcoholism, multiple sclerosis.
This book will be an essential reference for family practitioners and residents in urology.
Our understanding of, and attitude toward, male sexual health,
and in particular, erectile function and dysfunction, is dynamic
and has been continuously evolving. As recently as 25 years
ago, this field was considered to be the exclusive domain of
psychologists and/or endocrinologists. The advent of penile
prosthesis insertion in 1973 and other, non^surgical, therapies
such as vacuum constriction devices and local self'injection
of agents in the 1980s brought the urologist to the forefront
of clinical practice. This speciality has contributed greatly to
current understanding of the physiology of the erectile process,
the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction (ED) and diagnostic
and therapeutic options in patient management. Not surprisingly,
from the therapeutic perspective alone, there has been, and
continues to be, considerable improvement in the availability of
user-friendly, reliable, and dependable interventions in the area
of male sexual health.