Can Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Be Contributing To Erectile Dysfunction Pain?
Erectile dysfunction is defined by the National Institute of Health as the “inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance”.
It may affect 10% of healthy men and an increasing number of men with co-morbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
Pelvic Floor and Erectile Dysfunction
Trigger points and subsequent weakness in the pelvic floor muscles can play a role in the venogenic form of erectile problems. The bulbocavernosus muscle of the pelvic floor compresses the deep dorsal vein of the penis to prevent the outflow of blood from an enlarged penis. If there is a weakness in the pelvic floor and in particular the bulbocavernosus muscle outflow of blood may not be prevented as well, leading to erectile dysfunction.
The underlying causes of ED are commonly classified as neurogenic, arteriogenic, venogenic, or psychogenic.
Erectile Dysfunction Risk Factors
The risk factors for erectile dysfunction are:
Pelvic floor muscle spasms
Decreased blood flow
At Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine we center ourselves as the guide with your pelvic floor pain and conditions. If you are having erectile dysfunction and/or pelvic floor concerns please contact our office. We can assist in setting up urological work or provide additional insight if you have already seen other specialists.
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