Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




To evaluate the association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and metabolic syndrome (MS) in women. Materials and methods: A total of 155 women with LUTS were included in the study. LUTS were evaluated using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (BFLUTS) questionnaire. Besides total IPSS, voiding and storage IPSS were calculated separately. Diagnosis of MS was made according to the consensus report of the International Diabetes Foundation. The patients were classified into 3 groups: those without MS (group 1), those with 3 risk factors of MS (group 2), and those with more than 3 risk factors of MS (group 3). The groups were compared regarding IPSS and BFLUTS data. Results: Of the patients, 37.4% (n = 58) had MS, while 62.6% (n = 97) did not. There were significant differences between group 1 and group 3 regarding BFLUTS-FS (filling symptoms), BFLUTS-QoL (quality of life), storage IPSS, and total IPSS. However, concerning BFLUTS-VS (voiding symptoms), BFLUTS-sex, and voiding IPSS, there was not any difference among the 3 groups. Conclusion: The results of our study have shown that women with more than 3 MS components might have more storage symptoms than women without MS.


Female, lower urinary tract symptoms, metabolic syndrome

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