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

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  • M. Kirby
  • A. Wagg
  • L. Cardozo
  • C. Chapple
  • D. Castro-Diaz
  • D. de Ridder
  • M. Espuna-Pons
  • F. Haab
  • C. Kelleher
  • H. Kolbl
  • I. Milsom
  • P. van Kerrebroeck
  • M. Vierhout
  • S. Salvatore
  • A. Tubaro
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1364
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Journal publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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.


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