Who should be doing pelvic floor training?
Men of all ages need a strong pelvic floor to support and control the bladder and bowel and have good sexual function. The pelvic floor can be made weak by:
– surgery to bladder, bowel or prostate organ
– being overweight
– heavy repeated lifting
– persistent cough
– not being fit
Men who show symptoms of leakage of urine with cough, sneeze, lift or laugh or when they are active should start a pelvic floor training programme. Such programme is also beneficial for men who have urgency symptoms and are unable to reach the toilet for voiding on time. Men who have problems with bowel control can also start a training programme. Training of the pelvic floor has been found effective in males who have erectile dysfunction and also those of suffer from post-voidal dribble.