International Journal of Endocrinology

Coordinating Care Aspects Related to Sexual Health in the Aging Male


Publishing date
21 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2Department of Territorial Geriatric Medicine, ASP Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

3Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

4Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School, Birmingham, UK


Coordinating Care Aspects Related to Sexual Health in the Aging Male

Description

The number of men in the age of 65 and older continues to increase dramatically throughout the world. Gradual changes associated with male aging in the male reproductive system include changes in testicular tissue, prostate enlargement, and erectile dysfunction (ED). It is normal for erections to occur less frequently than when a man was younger, and aging men often have less ability to experience repeated ejaculation. As men ages, ED is believed to be of medical rather than psychological problem. Medications (especially those used to treat hypertension and certain other conditions) can cause some men to be unable to develop or maintain enough of an erection for intercourse or to alter ejaculations. Enlarged prostate may eventually interfere with urination and may render elderly men more likely to have urinary tract infections and/or prostatitis, especially in the presence of hypogonadism. Prostate cancer becomes more common as men age. It is one of the most frequent causes of cancer death in men. Older men are at higher risk of falling for a number of reasons, including postural hypotension, balance or gait impairment, polypharmacy (more than three prescription medications), and use of sedative-hypnotic medications. All these situations may severely impair sexual behaviour and, hence, the quality of life.

Using an organized approach to the varied aspects of geriatric health, primary care physicians can improve the care that they provide for their older patients. Interventional areas that are common to other age groups but have special implications for older patients include diet, exercise, and sexuality.

The main focus of this special issue will be on “male sexuality aspects and the quality of life in the aging male.” We welcome authors to submit original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies that address these issues. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Bladder/prostate dysfunction and hypogonadism
  • Endocrine functions of vitamin D with relation to gonadal function
  • Obesity, diabetes, and hypogonadism
  • Cardiovascular risks associated with hypogonadism
  • Male frailty and hypogonadism
  • Depression, neurological disorders, and disability
  • Nutrition, physical activity, and sarcopenia
  • Cancer survivors
  • Stem cell treatment
  • Medical treatment

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ije/sham/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 653587
  • - Editorial

Coordinating Care Aspects Related to Sexual Health in the Aging Male

Antonio Aversa | Lorenzo Maria Donini | ... | Alan Sinclair
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 143763
  • - Review Article

Testosterone Deficiency, Cardiac Health, and Older Men

G. Hackett | M. Kirby | A. J. Sinclair
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 470592
  • - Review Article

Quality of Life and Sexual Health in the Aging of PCa Survivors

Mauro Gacci | Elisabetta Baldi | ... | Sergio Serni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 878670
  • - Review Article

Erectile Dysfunction in the Elderly: An Old Widespread Issue with Novel Treatment Perspectives

Pietro Gareri | Alberto Castagna | ... | Pasquale De Fazio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 683515
  • - Clinical Study

Effects of Long-Term Testosterone Therapy on Patients with “Diabesity”: Results of Observational Studies of Pooled Analyses in Obese Hypogonadal Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Ahmad Haider | Aksam Yassin | ... | Farid Saad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 525249
  • - Review Article

The Interplay between Magnesium and Testosterone in Modulating Physical Function in Men

Marcello Maggio | Francesca De Vita | ... | Gian Paolo Ceda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 847871
  • - Clinical Study

Health-Related Quality of Life and Quality of Sexual Life in Obese Subjects

Eleonora Poggiogalle | Luca Di Lazzaro | ... | Lorenzo M. Donini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 329456
  • - Review Article

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A New Metabolic Disease of the Aging Male and Its Correlation with Sexual Dysfunctions

Giovanni Corona | Linda Vignozzi | ... | Mario Maggi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 496948
  • - Research Article

Progressive Improvement of T-Scores in Men with Osteoporosis and Subnormal Serum Testosterone Levels upon Treatment with Testosterone over Six Years

Ahmad Haider | Ulrich Meergans | ... | Louis Gooren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 527470
  • - Clinical Study

Effects of Five-Year Treatment with Testosterone Undecanoate on Metabolic and Hormonal Parameters in Ageing Men with Metabolic Syndrome

Davide Francomano | Andrea Lenzi | Antonio Aversa
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