Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)
versión impresa ISSN 0004-0614
VELA NAVARRETE, Remigio et al. Metabolic síndrome and erectile dysfunction. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2010, vol.63, n.8, pp.673-678. ISSN 0004-0614.
Objectives: To update a syndrome that has increased the number of pathologies included such as obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, type II diabetes mellitus, and the recent addition of erectile dysfunction and androgen deficiency Methods: Global review of bibliography taking the last articles as a reference and mainly those from Prof. M. Serrano Rios and his group in Madrid. Results: Metabolic syndrome seems to be consolidated as a universally accepted term, despite its complex semantic and gnoseologic itinerary. The inclusion of erectile dysfunction and androgen deficiency gives more pathogenic solidity and makes the professional field of endocrinology closer to two mainly urological processes. The urologist has a new perspective of processes that are of his own, that he has to take care of in a comprehensive manner, with physical examination, blood tests and therapy. Conclusions: Metabolic syndrome may be more frequently than suspected recognized in the urologist office. Urologists are compelled, in this typically medical process, to exercise with more dedication and fullness the medical compromise of our medical-surgical specialty.
Palabras clave : Metabolic síndrome; Erectile dysfunction; Androgen deficiency.