Men’s Health Edmonton Clinic
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the main complaint in male sexual medicine.
It is the persistent inability to get or maintain an erection.
ED can effect 52% of 40-70-year-old men.
It can have both physical and psychosocial health effects for men and their partners.
Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a connective tissue disorder of the penis affecting up to 13% of men.
It can disrupt the sexual and psychosocial well-being due to the curvature it causes on the penis.
Penile pain and unwanted curve can complicate erections.
The exact cause of PD is not known.
Repetitive micro-trauma to the penis and impaired wound-healing can increase the curvature.
This can be a symptom of the anal, rectal, bladder, sexual, and pelvic floor disorders.
Sometimes pelvic pain cannot attributed to a specific pathology.
Chronic pelvic pain can increase pain near the pelvic floor, testicles, and penis.
It is often associated with ejaculatory pain, low back and abdomen pain.
Male incontinence affects quality of life and has a significant psychosexual burden.
The most common forms of incontinence are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
First-line treatment is edcutation, pelvic floor muscle training, and bladder retraining.
These disorders can present as urination problems, decrease sexual function, and chronic pain.
They can have significant quality of life implications.
Current guidelines recommend changing some habits and getting treatment such as physiotherapy.
Some treatment options include, pelvic floor muscle physiotherapy, biofeedback, and shockwave therapy.
What is Men’s Health?
Men’s Health is a broad description to encompass a variety of issues that affect men in the pelvic region. There is currently no recognized ‘specialty’ in this area as it is available for woman.
Men’s health is an important sector within physiotherapy and medicine.
This area promotes the optimal health and wellbeing for all men. This can include treatment for a variety of conditions and is specific for the male anatomy.