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Schlafapnoe in der Urologie

Auswirkungen von obstruktiver Schlafapnoe auf Erektion und Blasenfunktion

Sleep apnea in urology

Influence of obstructive sleep apnea on erection and bladder function


Die obstruktive Schlafapoe ist ein Beschwerdebild, das ca. 4–5% der Männer im mittleren Lebensalter betrifft. Ein hoher Prozentsatz dieser Patienten leidet unter zusätzlichen urologischen Beschwerden wie Erektionsstörungen, Nykturie, „overactive bladder“ oder Dranginkontinenz. Die Kenntnis dieser Zusammenhänge ist entscheidend für Diagnose und Therapie der betroffenen Patienten, da so unnötige medikamentöse Behandlungsversuche der urologischen Beschwerden und, bei rechtzeitiger Diagnosestellung der Schlafapoe, evtl. kardiovaskuläre Komplikationen vermieden werden können.


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome affects 4–5% of middle-aged men. A high percentage of these patients suffer from additional urological diseases such as erectile dysfunction, nocturia, overactive bladder, and urgency incontinence. Awareness of these correlations is crucial for diagnosis and treatment of affected patients to avoid unnecessary medical treatment and even prevent fatal cardiovascular events, which can be associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

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Kemmer, H. Schlafapnoe in der Urologie. Urologe 48, 1199 (2009).

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  • Erektile Dysfunktion
  • Dranginkontinenz
  • Nykturie
  • Obstruktive Schlafapnoe
  • Overactive bladder


  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Nocturia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urgency incontinence