About this Research Topic
Sexuality is connected to human health. Moreover, sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being and it is not just about sexual intercourse. When it is compromised, whatever the cause, there are significant repercussions in the social life of, for example, individuals who are affected by erectile dysfunction [ED]. Regardless of age, sexuality is a strictly individual subject and, as such, every disturbance of the sexual sphere, including ED, must be treated in a personalized way, taking into account co-morbidities, not least ED, prostate hypertrophy and low-urinary tract infections ( IPB- LUTS). Diagnosing ED is also an opportunity for health because it can be a symptom of other very important diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and in particular ischemic heart disease. However, despite the strong link with other diseases and the strong impact on the quality of life of patients and partners, ED is often undiagnosed.
This Research Topic aims to provide a multidisciplinary update on the various aspects of ED, starting from what is the real incidence of this disease worldwide, exploring the different causes related to its onset, focusing on the problems and possible solutions in case of resistance to pharmacological therapy, highlighting the methods of imaging for a correct diagnosis, and proposing new therapeutic-interventional possibilities that patients can benefit from, from pudendal angioplasty to venous embolization, and prosthesis implant. The Research Topic is therefore dedicated to urologists, andrologists, cardiologists, diabetologists and radiologists, who want to deepen their knowledge of this multidisciplinary pathology. We welcome all types of articles including original reports, reviews, and methodology papers.
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Keywords: Erectile Dysfunction, Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Balloon Angioplasty, Venous Embolization
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