Jun 22, 2017

Interview Transcript

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: Sometimes during a long bike ride or even if you're spending some time on the stationary bike in the gym, guys get numb. Is that something to worry about? Urologist Dr. William Brant, should I be concerned if that happens?

Dr. Brant: Well, you know, cycling is a great sport. It's very popular all over the world, but it is important to fit well on the bike and make sure you have a good saddle that fits your anatomy because you don't want to just jump on and suffer.

Interviewer: So if I'm getting numb, it's a seat issue, then?

Dr. Brant: It may be a seat issue or a fit issue in general. It's super-important to listen to your body.

Interviewer: All right, so get a better seat. But is there anything else I can do?

Dr. Brant: Well, if you do get numb, it's important to stand up on the pedals for 15 seconds every 10 minutes or so, but you've got to remember that the cardiovascular fitness that you get through bicycling outweighs most of the risks.

Interviewer: All right. And if that doesn't offer relief, what should I do?

Dr. Brant: At that point, I'd probably go see a doctor.

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