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Mechanisms of nocturia in older adults and their potential rescue by exercise

By Danielle Bruns

Recorded on 22/06/2022

2022 edition water science


Danielle Bruns, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Kinesiology & Health at the University of Wyoming. She received her PhD in Human Bioenergetics from Colorado State University and completed her postdoctoral training in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado-Denver. Dr. Bruns’ research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac disease, with a specific focus on the impact of age and biological sex on heart failure pathogenesis and therapeutic outcomes. Recently, Dr. Bruns has become interested in nocturia, an age-related condition that affects an enormous number of older adults. Nocturia is a condition associated with abnormalities in water handling with poor therapeutic options. Her collaborative team is interested in understanding the mechanisms that underlie nocturnal polyuria and whether exercise can ameliorate this highly significant condition.