February 24th, 2017
Pelvic pain and pelvic dysfunction affect millions of men. The pelvic floor area is a group of muscles running from the pubic bone to the tailbone and helps with bowel, bladder, and sexual function. These muscles are like any other muscles in the body and can be strong or weak. Weak pelvic floor muscles and dysfunction causes sexual and urinary problems.
When you are unable to control these muscles to have a bowel movement, cease urinary flow, or control erections and ejaculation, you may be suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction. People with this type of dysfunction contract the muscles rather than relax them.
Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction include:
Pelvic floor dysfunction can usually be treated without surgery. Treatment types include physical therapy and home exercises:
Home exercises and diligence are great ways to lessen the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. Learning relaxation techniques, stretching the muscles, and maintaining good posture can begin strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and ease your symptoms. A physician can provide treatment recommendations for your dysfunction. Within a few weeks to month, you should see improvement with urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, post-urination dribbling, erectile dysfunction, and/or ejaculatory dysfunction.
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