Tuesday, September 11, 2018 01:35 AM

PROSTATE PROBLEMS LINKED WITH SLEEP DISORDERS AND DEPRESSION - SLEEP REVIEW

Men who suffer from urological problems such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract and bladder problems, or infertility issues often also suffer from depression and sleep disorders. Physicians should therefore be aware of these risks so that they can refer their patients to relevant specialists and provide comprehensive and timely care of male patients. This is according to Arman Walia, MD, of the University of California Irvine in the US, in a study in the Springer Nature-branded IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal[1].

As part of the study, 124 patients visiting a Mens Health clinic in the US completed three urological questionnaires. These asked whether they had prostate issues or suffered from erectile disfunction, and whether these were age-related. They also filled in four other questionnaires about their general health and sleeping habits, including whether they suffered from insomnia, sleepiness, or sleep apnea. Walia and his team evaluated these questionnaires together with information about the participants medical history and specific laboratory test results. The men involved in the study were on average 54 years old.

Overall, the study identified associations between urologic disease and sleep and mood complaints in patients presenting to a ...

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