Overactive bladder: Is there a link to the metabolic syndrome in men?

Michael G. Kirby, Adrian Wagg, Linda Cardozo, Christopher Chapple, David Castro-Diaz, Dirk De Ridder, Montserrat Espuna-Pons, Francois Haab, Con Kelleher, Heinz Kólbl, Ian Milsom, Philip Van Kerrebroeck, Mark Vierhout, Stefano Salvatore, Andrea Tubaro

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It is becoming increasingly clear that a variety of metabolic, cardiovascular, and endocrine factors contribute to male pelvic health. In particular, a growing body of evidence suggests a relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms, benign prostatic hyperplasia, overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction, and the metabolic syndrome. This article explores these relationships, focusing on the role of the autonomic nervous system and hyperinsulinemia, together with their implications for urological practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1364
Number of pages5
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


  • benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • erectile dysfunction
  • LUTS
  • metabolic syndrome
  • overactive bladder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Urology


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