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Erectile Dysfunction and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Submission deadline: 28 October 2022
Special Issue Editor
  • Kang Sup Kim, MD, PhD
    Department of Urology, the Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Interests: andrology; erectile dysfunction; benign prostatic hyperplasia
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is great honor for me to serve as a guest editor of the Journal of Men’s Health.

The prevalence of erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) increases with age and prostate pathology and is closely related to a worsening of sexual dysfunction. Numerous recent studies have confirmed the similar pathogenesis of these diseases.

Although the pathophysiologic mechanism underlying the relationship between LUTS/BPH and ED are not fully understood, four theories have been proposed to explain their common pathophysiology: 1. Impaired nitric oxide synthase (NOS)/NO in the endothelium of the prostate, bladder, and penis; 2. Increasing Rho-kinase activation resulting in decreased smooth muscle relaxation with increasing bladder outlet obstruction and ED; 3. Autonomic hyperactivity and metabolic syndrome effects on LUTS/BPH and ED; 4. The pathophysiological consequences of pelvic atherosclerosis. These theories are not mutually exclusive but rather are closely related.

The purpose of this Special Issue of the Journal of Men’s Health is to help readers understand and navigate the mechanism, pathology and treatment of ED and LUTS/BPH.

Dr. Kang Sup Kim

Guest Editor

erectile dysfunction
lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia
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