Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Bariatric Surgery May Ease LUTS in Obese Men

Bariatric Surgery May Ease LUTS in Obese Men

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Study documents significant improvements in frequency, urgency, and nocturia.

Silodosin Safe, Effective for Symptomatic BPH

Silodosin Safe, Effective for Symptomatic BPH

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Three quarters of patients experienced significant improvements in lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life observed and were satisfied with treatment.

LUTS/BPH Treatments Provide Similar Improvement

LUTS/BPH Treatments Provide Similar Improvement

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Men receiving common medical treatments for LUTS/BPH, including phytotherapy, experienced similar symptom relief.

Larger Prostates Predict Higher Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Larger Prostates Predict Higher Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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The risk is 67% higher in men with a prostate size of 40.1-80 mL than those with smaller glands.

Small Prostates Predict More Severe BOO Symptoms

Small Prostates Predict More Severe BOO Symptoms

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The risk of bladder outlet obstruction increased 34% per unit increase in serum PSA and decreased 23% per unit increase in maximal flow rate.

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Appear to Worsen LUTS/BPH

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Appear to Worsen LUTS/BPH

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A recent review found little evidence to support severe lower urinary tract symptoms as a contraindication to TRT.

'Aquablation' May Relieve BPH Symptoms

'Aquablation' May Relieve BPH Symptoms

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Use of high-velocity saline streams show promise in a small, first-in-man study.

Novel BPH Procedure Eases Symptoms, Preserves Sexual Function

Novel BPH Procedure Eases Symptoms, Preserves Sexual Function

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Prostatic urethral lift is minimally invasive and, according to a new study, the procedure's beneficial effects are durable out to 3 years.

Nocturia, Reassurance Prompt Men to Seek Medical Care

Nocturia, Reassurance Prompt Men to Seek Medical Care

Overall, men with LUTS showed remarkably poor knowledge about their symptoms.

Urinary Symptoms May Raise Men's Bladder Cancer Risk

Urinary Symptoms May Raise Men's Bladder Cancer Risk

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Men who reported having severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) had a 64% increased risk of the malignancy compared with those who reported no LUTS.

Bullying Linked to LUTS in Children

Bullying Linked to LUTS in Children

Vancouver Symptom Score linked to bullying victimization and perpetrator scores

Metabolic Abnormalities Tied to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Metabolic Abnormalities Tied to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Metabolic syndrome linked to severity of LUTS; symptoms improve after bariatric surgery

UroLift Preserves Sexual Function in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Patients

UroLift Preserves Sexual Function in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Patients

UroLift offers minimally-invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) without risk of sexual dysfunction.

Sitting to Urinate Eases Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Sitting to Urinate Eases Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Sitting to urinate is associated with an improved urodynamic profile in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

Many Urologists Not Strictly Adhering to BPH/LUTS Guidelines

Many Urologists Not Strictly Adhering to BPH/LUTS Guidelines

Many urologists not uniformly adhering to AUA guidelines for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms.

Diabetic Neuropathy Raises Risk of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Urinary Problems

Diabetic Neuropathy Raises Risk of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Urinary Problems

Men with diabetic peripheral neuropathy have an increased occurrence of erectile dysfunction and lower-urinary-tract symptoms.

Moderate-to-Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Undertreated

Moderate-to-Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Undertreated

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Only 10% of men aged 45-69 years who progress from no or mild to moderate or severe lower urinary tract symptoms are treated, study finds.

Enlarged Prostate Urination Problems Could Be Eased by Sitting

Enlarged Prostate Urination Problems Could Be Eased by Sitting

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Compared with standing, sitting was associated with significantly lower post-void residual volume.

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

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Ejaculatory function worsens, however, in men taking 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors.

Modifiable Factors Help Predict Sexual Dysfunction in Older Men

Modifiable Factors Help Predict Sexual Dysfunction in Older Men

Range of risk factors identified for incidence and remission of ED, dyadic and solitary sexual desire.

TRT Doesn't Worsen Urinary Tract Symptoms

TRT Doesn't Worsen Urinary Tract Symptoms

About 30 percent of men experience an AUA symptoms index improvement of 3 or more points.

Hypogonadal Men with BPH Benefit from Dutasteride

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Improvements observed in urinary symptoms and bone mineral density.

Hypogonadism Prevalence High in Obese BPH/LUTS Sufferers

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Men with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher had a 39.3% prevalence of low testosterone, study finds.

TRT Eases Urinary Symptoms in Men with Late-Onset Hypogonadism

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Significant declines in International Prostate Symptom Score observed, regardless of whether or not men lost weight or used a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor.

Data Point to Nocturia-Hypogonadism Link

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Desmopressin appears to reduce nocturia and other LUTS while also significantly increasing testosterone levels in late-onset hypogonadism.

ATP Nixed for Assessing Urinary Infection

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Study results underscore the need for additional research to find other surrogate markers of urinary infection.

Testosterone Therapy Unlikely To Worsen Urinary Symptoms

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Lower urinary tract symptoms actually improved in many men, with minimal change in PSA level.

Male LUTS Severity Linked to Constipation

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Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are commonly attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Saw Palmetto Has No Effect on PSA

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Saw palmetto remains the most common herbal treatment for men with LUTS.

Coffee May Raise Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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Orange or grapefruit juice consumption may be protective in men, study finds.

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