International Men's Health Week (14-20 June 2021)
In conjunction with Men’s Health Week, we would like to dedicate some time and attention to all men. Did you know that there are some conditions that are more prevalent in the male population?
Here are some common Men’s Health related problems:
- Prostate problem
- Pelvic floor muscles weakness
- Pudendal neuralgia
1. Prostate problem
The prostate is a gland roughly the size of a walnut. It is located directly below the bladder and it is an important part of the reproductive system.
The causes are still unknown regarding prostate enlargement, but it is believed mainly due to hormonal changes as a man age.
This is common in men after 50 years old. It can cause slowness, obstruction or even incomplete bladder emptying. After consultation with the urologist, they may recommend a prostate removal, also known as prostatetectomy
After prostate surgery, it may lead to incontinence. The severity of the incontinence may vary:
- Mild leakage (few drops when exercising)
- Severe (Bladder not storing urine at all)
Therefore, post prostatectomy, it is important to visit a physiotherapist for follow-up to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles!
After some history taking and assessment, the physiotherapist will teach you on how to manage and what exercises that should be done.
-credit to senior physiotherapist, chan ee kenn-
27 May 2021