BPH Symptoms May Be Reduced By Exercise

Kate Wolin, ScD, FACSM Associate Professor Departments of Surgery & Public Health Sciences Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of MedicineMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Kate Wolin, ScD, FACSM
Associate Professor
Departments of Surgery & Public Health Sciences
Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

Medical Research: What are the main findings of the study?

Answer: Men who are physically active are less likely to experience nocturia.

Medical Research: Were any of the findings unexpected?

Answer: Few other LUTS were associated with physical activity, in contrast with previous reports. However, most of these reports relied on prevalent data, suggesting future studies should also focus on incident BPH-related outcomes.

Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Answer: Promoting physical activity may be an effective nocturia management strategy for men.

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Answer: Research into the dose of activity necessary to reduce nocturia risk and into the dose necessary to reduce nocturia symptoms among men with nocturia is certainly warranted.

Citation:

Physical Activity and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia-Related Outcomes and Nocturia
Wolin KY1, Grubb RL 3rd, Pakpahan R, Ragard L, Mabie J, Andriole GL, Sutcliffe S.

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print]