Erectile Dysfunction is becoming an epidemic. For many cultural, social, biological and environmental reasons ED is on the increase. Part of this probably has to do with an aging population that is seeking ways to try and stay younger longer. At lease, try to feel younger longer. This is probably the reason that Erectile Dysfunction is much more visible in the media and society.
Peyronies Disease is simply a curved or irregularly bent penis. This can happen because of a birth defect, heredity or an accident. Many people simply call it penile curvature. It is estimated that about 1 in 35 men suffers from a curved penis. It tends to increase over time and becomes a problem in middle aged men predominantly. If you have a slightly curved penis and it’s not causing issues, and you have a healthy sex life, there is no need to seek treatment.
Peyronies becomes noticeable when men feel a pain in their erect penis. Sometimes there are lumps or mounds under the skin of your penis. Most men report finding these bumps near the base of their penis. The lumps are a type of plaque buildup. If the plaque continues to build up it can cause pain of dysfunction. An advanced case of Peyronies can make having sexual intercourse painful and very undesirable.
How To Treat Peyronies
There has been some major improvements in the treatment of Peyronies in the last few decades. In some cases a slightly bent penis and slightly reduced erection is not a cause for concern and the patient simply adapts.
There are surgical procedures for the advanced cases. These can include penile reconstruction, scraping of the plaque and injections. Many doctors will try Cortisone injections for advanced cases before they suggest surgery.
Recently radiation and ultrasound therapies have been tried.
There is a number of oral medications, pharmaceutical and herbal that have been used to reduce and treat Peyronies.
Many penile medical professionals have suggest using devices like penis stretchers, in co-ordination with oral or herbal supplements to try a less invasive solution.
Peyronies is not erect dysfunction. But it can lead to a lonely, painful or celibate lifestyle. And the good news is that there are now ways to treat it.