Overactive Bladder: Is There a Link to the Metabolic Syndrome in Men?

Michael G. Kirby*, Adrian Wagg, Linda Cardozo, Christopher R. Chapple, David Castro-Diaz, Dirk de Ridder, Montserrat Espuna-Pons, Francois Haab, Con Kelleher, Heinz Koelbl, Ian Milsom, Philip E. V. A. Van Kerrebroeck, Mark E. 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. Neurourol. Urodynam. 29:1360-1364, 2010.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1364
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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

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