Author: Dr Merlin Thomas

Maintaining a healthy pelvic floor in men

Pelvic floor issues in aging men The pelvic floor is less of a problem for aging men, who have been spared the trauma of childbirth. Nonetheless, one in five men over the age of 60 have urinary incontinence. Many men suffer from an overactive bladder due to damage to the nerves and muscles with chronic diseases like diabetes.  In the same way as women, many men with jumpy bladder will benefit from bladder retraining, medications and electrical stimulation. Men also have their own special burden, the prostate gland, which sits just under the bladder. The prostate gland enlarges as...

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