Metabolic Syndrome and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Nepalese Perspective

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  • Raj Kumar Chhetri Lumbini Medical College, Palpa, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3123-2053
  • Suman Baral Lumbini Medical College, Palpa, Nepal
  • Neeraj Thapa Lumbini Medical College, Palpa, Nepal

Keywords:

Benign prostatic hy[erplasia, lower urinary tract symptoms, metabolic syndrome, triclycerides

Abstract

Introduction: Metabolic syndrome is defined as the presence of at least 3 of the following parameters: (1) waist circumference ≥ 90 cm, (2) triglycerides > 150 mg/dl or treatment for hypertriglyceridemia, (3) HDL-cholesterol < 40 mg/dl or treatment for reduced HDL-cholesterol, (4) blood pressure ≥ 130/85 mmHg or current use of antihypertensive medications, (5) fasting blood glucose ≥ 110 mg/dl or previous diagnosis of type-2 diabetes mellitus. It is closely associated with many diseases and recent studies have also shown its association with benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms. Our study aimed to investigate association between metabolic syndrome and its components with benign prostatic hyperplasia among patients managed surgically in a tertiary centre in Western Nepal.

Methods: One hundred and four patients above 50 years with benign prostatic hyperplasia managed in the department of Surgery over one year were included in the study.

Results: Twenty-seven patients had metabolic syndrome (25.96%). There was association between metabolic syndrome and mean prostate size and among components of metabolic syndrome, high serum triglyceride and low HDL Cholesterol were found to be associated. There was increase in mean prostate size with increase in number of metabolic syndrome components which was statistically significant.

Conclusion: Metabolic syndrome along with its two components, serum triglyceride and HDL Cholesterol were associated with increase in mean prostate size.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22502/jlmc.v6i2.207

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Author Biographies

Raj Kumar Chhetri, Lumbini Medical College, Palpa, Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Suman Baral, Lumbini Medical College, Palpa, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Surgery

Neeraj Thapa, Lumbini Medical College, Palpa, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Raj Kumar Chhetri

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Published

2018-07-18

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Chhetri, R. K., Baral, S., & Thapa, N. (2018). Metabolic Syndrome and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Nepalese Perspective. Journal of Lumbini Medical College, 6(2). Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JLMC/article/view/23652

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