Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in hypertensive men

Nejra Gondžetović, Zaim Jatić, Ago Omerbašić


Introduction: Lower urinary tract symptoms are highly prev-alent in aging population, particularly in men. Comorbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, heart failure and meta-bolic syndrome are contributing the progression of these symp-toms. The aim of this study is to assess the association between the degree of lower urinary tract symptoms with hypertension. Methods: Patients are men 50 – 70 years of age (n= 206), who do not have any prostate pathology and had no surgical inter-ventions regarding LUTS, nor use organ specific symptom relief therapy. The data were collected during two months, from April to June 2018. In this cross-sectional study we used IPSS ques-tionnaire to assess lower urinary tract symptoms.
Results: The mean age of patients is 60.6. Of the total number of patients, 67% have hypertension. It was found that there is a significant positive correlation between the age and the IPSS, while no significant variation was detected in the total IPSS be-tween patients who suffer from hypertension and those who do not. The probability that patients with hypertension have mod-erate or severe symptoms of lower urinary tract is 1.54 times higher than in patients without hypertension. No significant correlation has been noted between the amount of cigarettes consumed annually and the severity of LUTS according to IPSS. Conclusion: In family medicine, men suffering from hyperten-sion do not have more intense lower urinary tract symptoms ac-cording to the IPSS than those who do not have hypertension, regardless of the age group.
Keywords: lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate, hyperten-sion, men

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