Conflicts of interest: Dr. Kirby—member of the European OAB Faculty which is funded by Astellas.
Article first published online: 29 JUN 2010
Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Neurourology and Urodynamics
Volume 29, Issue 8, pages 1360–1364, November 2010
How to Cite
Kirby, M. G., Wagg, A., Cardozo, L., Chapple, C., Castro-Diaz, D., de Ridder, D., Espuna-Pons, M., Haab, F., Kelleher, C., Kölbl, H., Milsom, I., Van Kerrebroeck, P., Vierhout, M., Salvatore, S. and Tubaro, A. (2010), Overactive bladder: Is there a link to the metabolic syndrome in men?. Neurourol. Urodyn., 29: 1360–1364. doi: 10.1002/nau.20892
Christopher Chapple led the review process.
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 29 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 28 OCT 2009
- benign prostatic hyperplasia;
- erectile dysfunction;
- metabolic syndrome;
- overactive bladder
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. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.