Martin Jankovich, Terézia Jankovichová
Objectives: Evaluation of state of the art knowledge in correlation between benign prostatic hyperplasia and obesity.
Material a methods: Information searching in biomedicine databases.
Results: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is probably only a minor cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS),
which are probably mainly caused by urinary bladder function disorder or more precisely by detrusor overactivity. Obesity
and metabolic syndrome are overtly connected with higher frequency of LUTS, but their correlation with BPH or BPE
is questionable, study results are incoherent.
Conclusion: Despite of high prevalence of BPH and obesity, knowledge about them is insufficient – starting with their
definitions, ending with their real impact on health. This problem is also caused by the strong dogma of prostate as the
main cause of LUTS. Further studies on causes of LUTS and their relationship with BPH and obesity are needed.