Millions of men throughout the world are afflicted by erectile dysfunction (ED). Not just an inevitable part of the aging process, ED commonly is the result of some other illness such as diabetes mellitus or hypertension. Although never life-threatening in the usual sense of being fatal, ED may have major effects on quality of life by causing considerable loss of self-esteem and often putting important life relationships in jeopardy. However, we are now able to understand the causes, pinpoint the diagnosis, and initiate safe and effective therapy for the many sufferers with this disorder.
Written by a world-renowned, leading expert in the field of urology, An Atlas of Erectile Dysfunction covers all aspects of erectile dysfunction, including anatomy, mechanisms of erection, pathophysiology, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options for this highly prevalent and often distressing condition. Treating each area in depth, the author discusses such topics as neurogenic, psychogenic, and endocrinological causes, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, smoking, previous surgery, depression, psychosexual counseling, medical therapies, and surgery. The only work of its kind, this exceptional reference provides clinicians with easy access to the information that they require to alleviate the often considerable anxiety and distress endured not only by the many men afflicted by ED, but by their partners as well.