What Is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronies Disease Boca Raton, FL Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which scar tissue develops in the penis, causing it to bend when erect. Sometimes the condition results in painful, uncomfortable sex or erectile dysfunction. The most common cause of the disease is some form of injury to the penis. There are also medical conditions that put certain patients at higher risk of developing this disorder.

An overview of Peyronie’s disease

Understanding Peyronie’s disease is easier when one has an idea of the structures that make up the penis, namely:
  • The urethra, a hollow tube that carries urine from the bladder
  • A pair of soft, spongy tubes (corpora cavernosa) that fill with blood to form an erection
  • A sturdy fibrous sheath (tunica albuginea) that wraps the three tubes together
During sexual intercourse, the corpora cavernosa will fill with blood, causing the penis to become stiff. The urethra will then perform its second role, which is to channel semen.Peyronie’s disease is the formation of scar tissue on the sheath that holds the other structures of the penis. This scar tissue forms a type of plaque that affects the shape and function of the penile shaft.

Signs and symptoms of Peyronie’s disease

A tell-tale sign of the disorder is a penis that bends when erect. When the plaque forms on the top side, the shaft will bend upwards. Scarring on the underside of the penis causes the shaft to bend downwards or sideways. An even distribution of plaque may not cause any visible bending, while uneven scarring will cause uneven deformities.Other common symptoms are:
  • Lumps
  • Painful erections
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Difficulty during sex
The stress, discomfort, and shame resulting from these symptoms take away from a person’s quality of life.

Risk factors

Although Peyronie’s disease is more common among men who are between 40 and 70 years of age, it does occur in younger men as well.  A person with a family history of connective tissue disorders is more likely to develop the condition. These types of genetic traits translate into problems with how the body heals from trauma and wounds.It then follows that not everyone who experiences trauma to the groin will develop Peyronie’s disease.

Diagnosis

A physical exam helps to diagnose Peyronie’s disease, and a doctor will feel for scar tissue by touch. Doctors also use ultrasounds to check for plaque.Sometimes a physician will inject a drug into the penis to induce an erection. The point is to evaluate the deformities in the penile shafts to form a definitive diagnosis.

Treatment and management of Peyronie’s disease

The chances of Peyronie’s disease going away on its own are low. This leaves doctors with the task of shrinking, dissolving, or removing the scar tissue. They achieve this in the following ways:

Traditional Treatments and Surgical Intervention

Physicians administer injections of collagenase and interferon which are proteins that break down scar tissue. The body can make these proteins, but it takes an external infusion to dissolve the kind of plaque buildup that comes with Peyronie’s. Unfortunately, these treatments are often painful and unsuccessful.

Surgical Intervention

As a last resort for men with serious deformities, reconstructive surgery is recommended. Even if surgery straightens the curve, it often leaves the man with worse erectile dysfunction

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Our clinic offers lasting and effective solutions to issues that affect your sexual health. Our physicians combine RejuvaWAVE® acoustic wave therapy combined with Cold Laser, Priapus® Shot, platelet-rich-plasma and restorative Biologics. Not only will these proprietary treatments help break down plaque and scar tissue reducing curvature, but, in addition, they will improve your sexual function as well. Get in touch with us to book an appointment.Get more information here: https://www.simplymenshealth.com or call Simply Men’s Health at (561) 232-3704

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