A top urologist’s prescription for better sexual health and overall wellness.
According to research studies, men with health problems, and more specifically sexual health problems, are more likely than women to have had no recent contact with a doctor regardless of income or ethnicity. This reluctance to seek medical help means that for men, their diseases often go undetected until it is significantly progressed, and this late discovery has serious consequences.
To make matters worse, when men do see their physicians, many doctors find it difficult to talk about sexual health with their patients. Common conditions such as erectile dysfunction or Peyronie’s disease (an acquired penile curvature) are often dismissed or simply go unaddressed. This avoidance creates real health problems: erectile dysfunction (ED)alone affects as much as 20% of men worldwide, occurring in as much as 52% of men between the ages 40 and 70. Serious skin cancers, penile injuries, and infections can go untreated for years. And, doctors lose a valuable tool in predicting other chronic health issues when sexual health isn’t discussed.
Dr. Burnett takes a deep dive here into identifying what healthy sexual function actually looks like, and clearly identifies the distinct components of the male sexual response that every healthy man experiences. For each of these components, readers will learn about the specific problems that can present, their underlying or contributing causes, and how each can be resolved. It will explode the myth that the only way to enhance men’s sexual health is through testosterone therapies. Instead, his effective prescription for enhanced sexual function and overall health highlights the best that evidence-based medicine has to offer: a comprehensive mixture of easy yet important lifestyle changes, the most advanced medications including hormone therapies when they are appropriately administered, mental health therapies, external aids, and surgery. In total, readers will have a cutting-edge life strategy for achieving optimal sexual health now and for years to come.
About the Author
Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD, MBA, FACS, is the Patrick C. Walsh Distinguished Professor of Urology and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is the recipient of the 2022 Hugh Hampton Young Award, which is the most prestigious honor given by the American Urological Association. This award was given for his ground-breaking advances in male sexual health, including his advocacy, diversity, and humanitarian contributions to the science and medicine of the urologic field.
Dr. Burnett is an internationally acclaimed urologic surgeon and one of the preeminent doctors in his field whose active research laboratory is credited with discovering the chemistry of penile erection, which led to the development of Viagra. His patented devices and techniques are used to address the full range of male sexual dysfunctions, including those resulting from prostate cancer treatments. Dr. Burnett was the lead urologic surgeon on the team that performed the first-ever penis/pelvis transplant.
Dr. Burnett’s patients range from world leaders to men of every age, background, and ethnicity. He has given more than 450 lectures nationally and internationally, and frequently travels to the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and China to treat underserved communities. Dr. Burnett has authored or co-authored more than 500 original peer-reviewed articles, scientific reviews, editorials and book chapters, and his work has appeared in such prominent journals as Science, Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Urology, Urology and Journal of Andrology. He is the co-author of Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds and the author of Patients’ Guide to Prostate Cancer. He lives in Baltimore, MD.