[Relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms in men and erectile dysfunction]

The relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED) is the result of their greater association in advanced age. Nevertheless, several investigations show that urinary tract symptoms have an independent relationship with sexual dysfunction and lower satisfaction.

Likewise, the severity of LUTS correlates with the magnitude of sexual dysfunction, which suggests a possible causal relationship. The combined therapeutic approach of these 2 entities (ED and LUTS) brings a benefit to the patient both in urinary symptoms and sexual sphere. This review focuses on the relationship between ED, LUTS due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, and related therapies.

Semergen / Sociedad Espanola de Medicina Rural y Generalista. 2015 Oct 06 [Epub ahead of print]

A Alcántara Montero, F J Brenes Bermúdez, D Pérez Feito

Centro de Salud José María Álvarez, Don Benito, Badajoz, España; Grupo de Trabajo de Nefrourología SEMERGEN, España. Grupo de Trabajo de Nefrourología SEMERGEN, España; Centro de Salud Llefià, Badalona, Barcelona, España. , Grupo de Trabajo de Nefrourología SEMERGEN, España; Centro de Salud de Valtierra, Valtierra, Pamplona, España.

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