Does your penis curve? It’s called Peyronie’s Disease (PD), and it’s more common than you might think. It’s estimated that 10% of men experience Peyronie’s Disease, and there are certainly ways to treat it. If Peyronie’s Disease treatment is of interest to you, please read on.
Why Does My Penis Curve?
Peyronie’s Disease is a condition in which plaques or scar tissue form in the penis, causing it to bend, constrict and/or shorten. It is believed the condition can be caused by trauma or other injuries to the penile caverns.
Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease include curvature of the penis, pain upon erection, and at times, erectile dysfunction (ED). These symptoms can be embarrassing for many men. As well, many may be reluctant to discuss these issues with their partners or health care providers.
Mental health issues, including poor self-esteem, negative body-image, anxiety, stress and depression are common side effects of Peyronie’s Disease.
Don’t Suffer PD in Silence
The first thing to know is Peyronie’s Disease is not a rarity and you are not alone, as mentioned above.
Men suffering from PD are encouraged to talk to their partners about their condition. PD can create relationship issues, especially when accompanied by erectile dysfunction. In some cases, due to pain, men with PD may withdraw from sexual activity. This can prompt or heighten feelings of depression and anxiety or lower self-esteem. Talking about PD with your partner can build understanding, and provide the emotional support you need to seek treatment.
It is extremely important to discuss your symptoms with your physician, including any anxiety, depression or mental health issues you may be experiencing. Your doctor may provide you with treatment options.
Whether or not you are comfortable discussing your PD symptoms, connecting to online support groups with people who understand your condition can help.
Is Your Penis Curve Causing You Stress?
Effective treatment for PD can restore the anatomy and function to your penis, eliminating some of the factors that can cause anxiety and depression. That being said, it should be acknowledged that the whole process of navigating through the medical system for a diagnosis and the search for treatment options, can add an additional layer of stress to men suffering from Peyronie’s Disease.
PD / Penis Curve Treatment
While initial treatment options such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can help manage the pain and supplements like Vitamin E can help promote wound healing, they don’t work for everyone. Studies to date on the benefits of vitamin supplement treatment have shown mixed results.
Options for advanced Peyronie’s Disease treatment include medications or penile injections – drugs injected into the base of the penis. Studies are ongoing, and while these medications and injections may help restore erectile function for some men, they haven’t been shown to completely resolve the curvature or restore lost penis length in many. Surgery can also be considered if pain from PD persists or your erectile function is not restored.
While these Peyronie’s Disease treatment options have been shown to be of benefit for some PD sufferers, just the thought of these procedures can actually increase feelings of stress for some men.
Consider Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) Treatments at ED Free Clinics
At ED Free Clinics, we offer Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) for Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease.
The prospect of a safe, relatively quick, pain-free, non-invasive, non-surgical option for a penis curve (Peyronie’s Disease) treatment provides hope for some men suffering from PD.
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