Measures of autonomic nervous system activity and lower urinary tract symptoms

Jennifer L. St. Sauver, Paola Sandroni, Debra J. Jacobson, Michaela E. McGree, Michael M. Lieber, Steven J. Jacobsen

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Autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity may play an important role in the development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Men with severe LUTS and men with mild or no LUTS completed the Valsalva maneuver, quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test, tilt-table, and deep breathing tests. There were no differences between men with severe LUTS compared to men with mild or no LUTS (all P values > 0.05). Systemic ANS tests may not be useful in detecting the underlying physiologic changes that lead to LUTS in aging men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Autonomic Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011


  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Prostate enlargement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology


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