Next up in our podcast series showcasing young researchers from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide, we hear from Dr Sean Martin, NHMRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow and 2018 Fulbright Scholar on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men. Sean is based in the Centre’s population health and clinical research group at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
What you will hear In this podcast “The Low Down on LUTS”
- 1:55 – Sean describes how his research on LUTS is like an arranged marriage
- 2:30 – LUTS historically considered as being due to enlarged prostate
- 4:08 – The “uro-bladder complex” is a functional unit, rather than a passive organ, that is attuned to what’s going on in the body
- 5:30 – Why it is important to study LUTS – effects on men’s quality of life, impacts on sleep, hip fractures, psychological implications
- 7:40 – Men often don’t seek treatment for LUTS
- 8.30 – LUTS in younger men, amphetamine usage
- 9:10 – Less about ageing and more about lifestyle
- 10:20 – Seeking help, greater awareness by men and GPs, and tracking urological function
- 12:20 – Tummy fat, inflammation and irritative bladder, alpha-blocker medications
- 12:55 – Canary in the coal mine – LUTS and chronic disease (e.g.heart attack, depression)
- 15:25 – How the area of men’s health has progressed in Australia, Movember and younger men and how they view health
- 17:00 – How best to contact Sean?