Men’s Pelvic Health Edmonton Clinic
Urogenital Rehabilitation for MenTreatment for:
- Erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the main complaint in male sexual medicine and is defined as the persistent inability to attain and maintain an erection to achieve satisfactory sexual performance. ED seems to involve 52% of 40-70-year-old men and can affect both physical and psychosocial health of men and their partners.
- Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a connective tissue disorder of the penis affecting up to 13% of men. This condition may also disrupt the sexual and psychosocial well-being due to the curvature it causes on the penis, penile pain, and frequently accompanying ED.
Although the exact cause of PD is not known, repetitive micro trauma to the penis followed by an impaired wound-healing process of the connective tissue can cause the development of plaques and curvature.
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
This is a common symptom of several structural and functional disorders affecting the anorectal area, urinary bladder, reproductive system, and pelvic floor musculature. In contrast to structural diseases, the pelvic pain in functional disorders cannot be explained by an organic or other specified pathology.
Chronic pelvic pain experienced by patients can present as persistent pain in the region of the pelvis, perineum, scrotum, rectum, testes, penis, and often associated to ejaculatory pain, pain in lower back and abdomen.
- Urinary Incontinence
Male urinary incontinence adversely affects quality of life and is associated with a significant psychosexual burden. The two most common forms of male incontinence are stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and overactive bladder with urge urinary incontinence (UUI).
First-line treatment is conservative management, such as lifestyle interventions, pelvic floor muscle training with or without biofeedback, and bladder retraining.
- Pelvic Floor Pain and Dysfunction
Pelvic floor disorders encompass abnormalities of urination, defecation, sexual function, and chronic pain, and can have significant quality of life implications for men.
Current guidelines recommend behavioral modifications and conservative treatments as first-line therapy for pelvic floor disorders
Some treatment options include, pelvic floor muscle physiotherapy, biofeedback, and shockwave therapy.