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Effects of pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises on penile erection and sexual quality of life in subjects with erectile dysfuncton- a pilot study

Gopisetty Naga Jeevan Kumar 1*, Shaik Irfan Sharif²

Abstract


Background of the Study: Erectile dysfunction is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. The erectile dysfunction is the purpose of the study is to evaluate the pelvic floor muscle strengthening
on erectile dysfunction.
Aim: To know the effects of pelvic floor exercises on Erectile Dysfunction.
Objectives: To evaluate the effects of pelvic floor strenthening exercises on the penile erection and sexual quality of life in subjects with erectile dysfunction.
Methodology: 10 subjects with erectile dysfunction were selected for pelvic floor strengthening exercises along with life style modifications shows significant effect on penile erection and sexual quality of life of subjects with erectile dysfunction with duration of 6 months.
Outcome Measures: Pre and Post Treatment values of all the subjects were evaluated using International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)(Erectile Function) and Male Sexual Quality of Life(SQoL-M).
Result: There is a significant effect of pelvic floor muscles strengthening exercises in reducing the Erectile Dysfunction when measured in Internal Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)(Erectile function)(P value <0.0001) and Male Sexual Quality of Life(SQoL-M)(P-value<0.0001).
Conclusion: Pelvic floor strengthening exercises along with life style modifications can improve the erectile function and sexual quality
of life.

Keywords


Erectile Dysfunction; Kegel Exercises; Pelvic Bridging Exercises; Life Style Modifications

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