Commentary on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Elderly Men
Department of Urologic Surgery, Graduate of School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School
The lower urinary tract symptoms in elderly men are composed of from voiding symptoms and storage symptoms. The representative disease with voiding symptoms is benign prostatic hyperplasia, and the representative syndrome with storage symptoms is overactive bladder and nocturia. Diagnosis by asking questions that use International Prostate Symptom Score and the overactive bladder symptom score is important. The first-line drugs for the treatment of the lower urinary tract symptoms are α1-blockers. Behavior therapy and anticholinergic drugs are also useful for treating storage symptoms.
日医大医会誌 2010; 6(3), 130-134
lower urinary tract symptoms, elderly men, International Prostate Symptom Score, overactive bladder symptom score, α1-blocker
Yasutomo Suzuki, Department of Urology, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-8603, Japan