Male Urogenıtal Dısorders And Metabolıc Syndrome: Possıble Lınks, Characterıstıcs And Potentıal Treatment Strategıes.

Metabolic syndrome (MetS), as a cluster of metabolic derangements which is major risk factors for vascular disease, is one of the most important threats to public health. Although the epidemiological and limited amount of basic science and clinical evidence link MetS to several male urogenital disorders, a holistic approach aiming to define common mechanistic pathways and new possible therapeutic targets are lacking.

The current review has focused on providing scientific evidence on the role of MetS and its components on male urogenital disorders and the definition of new therapeutic targets.

In this review, current clinical and basic science literature were assessed examining the role of MetS in etiology and pathogenesis of male urogenital disorders and performed through PubMed from 2000 to May 2017.

MetS shows an important association with common male urogenital disorders such as benign prostatic enlargement, lower urinary tract symptoms, erectile dysfunction, infertility and renal disease. MetS affects male urogenital system mainly through endocrine and vascular mechanisms. Obesity, hypogonadism, obesity-induced androgen deficiency, hyperinsulinemia and inflammation are the mechanisms commonly involved and may act as potential targets for MetS-male urogenital system interrelations. Future studies are needed to evaluate the therapeutic approaches for intervention in MetS-male urogenital disease relations.

Current pharmaceutical design. 2017 Dec 12 [Epub ahead of print]

Cetin Volkan Oztekin, Ecem Kaya, Didem Yilmaz-Oral, Serap Gur

Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Near East University, Lefkosa, TRNC, Mersin 10. Turkey., Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University, Ankara. Turkey.

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