Overcoming Impotence

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Thirty million men suffer from some form of erectile dysfunction, according to recent estimates. While literature on the problem has been available for decades, generally it takes the form of dry textbooks written in "medicalese." Overcoming Impotence is, in contrast, user-friendly, emotionally supportive, and extremely informative. Writing in straightforward layman's terms Dr. J. Stephen Jones, a leading urologist, addresses the serious questions that men or their significant ...
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Overview

Thirty million men suffer from some form of erectile dysfunction, according to recent estimates. While literature on the problem has been available for decades, generally it takes the form of dry textbooks written in "medicalese." Overcoming Impotence is, in contrast, user-friendly, emotionally supportive, and extremely informative. Writing in straightforward layman's terms Dr. J. Stephen Jones, a leading urologist, addresses the serious questions that men or their significant others may have about an increasingly common condition.
Dr. Jones says at the outset to the reader that he is not alone in experiencing these problems - he has plenty of company! He discusses normal patterns of sexual arousal and activity, explains how physicians diagnose and identify the causes of impotence, and tells men what they should expect at the urologist's office.
Next Dr. Jones reviews a full range of treatments, from lifestyle changes, through the latest information on the benefits and side effects of Viagra, to penile injection therapy, vascular surgery, penile prosthetics, and psychotherapy. He emphasizes that each man may make a different choice for his individual needs, and he concludes with a look at upcoming drugs that are now being developed.
Complete with an appendix of additional resources (organizations, support groups, educational material, and web sites) and a glossary of medical terms, this engaging, down-to-earth guide is an all-in-one resource giving men everything they need to know about a serious though very treatable medical problem.
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Three therapeutic breakthroughs have marked the history of male sexual dysfunction-inflatable penile prosthesis in 1973, erection-promoting drugs in 1983, and the marketing of Viagra in 1998. In addition, Sen. Bob Dole's endorsement of that drug increased the public's awareness of male sexual impotence (erectile dysfunction, a.k.a., ED, from which 30 million men are said to suffer). Drawing on the latest knowledge about ED's treatments and side effects, board-certified urologist Jones (Cleveland Clinic Fdn. Urological Inst.) offers lay readers an accessible and complete review of the condition and its various therapies, mechanical assists, and alternative and herbal remedies. He also provides an appendix of additional resources (e.g., web sites, support groups, and organizations) and a glossary of medical terms. This exhaustive text will fit nicely in consumer health collections, especially those with a focus on men's health. With a foreword by Dole.-James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591021285
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2003
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,042,282
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Stephen Jones, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Cleveland, OH), is a board-certified urologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Urological Institute - named one of the top two urology programs in the country. He is the medical editor of Urology News and has published numerous scientific publications in Urology, The Journal of Urology, Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease, and other medical journals.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2004

    Buy this book now!

    Never before has such comprehensive and state-of-the-art medical information been so inviting and enjoyable. This superbly-written guide appeals to all, from the afflicted to the curious. It has become an integral part of my treatment algorithm. Finally--Chicken Soup for the pole!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    Outstanding book on a delicate subject

    If you have questions about impotence, this book has the answers! Dr. Jones has taken a subject that in the best of circumstances is difficult to discuss, and made it practical and approachable. He dispels the myths about impotence in a humorous and tactful manner while providing hope and options for treatment. He combines useful information with humor in a style that is very appealing. Anyone who wants/needs information about impotence should start with this book!

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