Lower urinary tract dysfunction in the diabetic elderly

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Abstract

Elderly patients with diabetes appear to be particularly susceptible to urological complications. Diabetes impacts the urological quality of life as bothersome urinary symptoms (including incontinence) are clearly associated with the development and progression of diabetes. When recognized early, many symptoms can be treated through a combination of behavioral and pharmacological management. Without attention to the early signs of urinary symptoms in elderly patients, significant urological dysfunction may occur, leading to morbidity and often-preventable symptomatic deterioration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-651
Number of pages5
JournalAging Health
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Incontinence
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Urodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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