Strengthen male pelvic floor muscles to address a major cause of incontinence
InControl tackles the problem - not just the symptoms
Male pelvic floor muscles play a critical role in urinary control. 13% of Australian men suffer from some degree of urinary incontinence - that's about 1.4 million men.
Many of these could turn that uncomfortable situation around. All it requires is a short term commitment to a simple program to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles.
Manual exercise is possible for some - while others may need a little extra help.
Male pelvic floor anatomy
The pelvic floor muscles are situated at the bottom of the pelvis, in a roughly horizontal orientation to support the pelvic and abdominal organs. There are two openings in men: one to allow the urethra to pass through on its way from the bladder to the penis and the other at the anus.
The internal urethral sphincter is a smooth or involuntary muscle. The pelvic floor has an extensive array of connective tissues and is richly endowed with blood vessels and nerves, making it highly responsive to electrical stimulation.
Functions of the male pelvic floor
The functions of the pelvic floor are numerous and important. They include:
- Regulating continence, by opening and closing the urethra and anus
- Supporting the organs situated directly above - prostate, bladder, rectum and seminal glands
- Playing an essential role in sexual function - a strong, supple pelvic floor enhances sexual response, improves performance and heightens the sense of pleasure
- Making an essential contribution to core strength. The pelvic floor is the centre of gravity in your frame - as part of your core muscles it makes a fundamental contribution to movement, back strength and stability.
Male incontinence may be caused by a range of serious health issues. If you are unsure of the cause of your incontinence we strongly advise that you speak to your doctor.
Once it is confirmed that weakened muscles are the cause (or even the partial cause) of your leakage problem, then InControl for Men may be of significant help.