What is Erectile Dysfunction?
It occurs when a man can’t get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Can physiotherapy help people with erectile dysfunction?
Yes. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can address the muscular and nerve function required to achieve and maintain an erection. Targeted physiotherapy treatment can strengthen and engage the ischiocavernosus muscle responsible for building and keeping penile rigidity.
What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?
Weak pelvic floor muscles due to constipation, ageing, or heavy lifting
Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
Vascular issues such as high blood pressure
Certain types of surgery
Lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol & inactivity
Psychological factors, anxiety & depression
What symptoms would you experience if you have erectile dysfunction?
Erections take a long time to achieve
Erections are insufficient for penetration
Erections fade quickly
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