What is Peyronie’s Disease? And how is it related to Erectile Dysfunction (ED)? Read the following to get answers.
Peyronie’s disease is an inflammatory condition which happens to men, affecting the shape and elasticity of the penis. This condition may cause a deformity, curvature, unnatural bend, and shortening of the erect penis.
Peyronie’s Disease can be noticed when the sufferers notice a lump, tenderness, or a swollen area of the penis’ shaft. In some cases, men who suffer from this disease also experience pain. The erection and stress on the penis will affect the level of pain as well.
Many men with Peyronie’s Disease are affected emotionally. They may feel depressed, and not confident at all. It also affects the physical appearance of the penis, which makes it hard to have sexual intercourse with their partner. But men with ED might not realize that they have symptoms of Peyronie’s disease. If that is the case, you should go to your doctor immediately.
Most of the sufferers of this disease are men who are aging. Usually, it happens to men between 50 to 70 years of age. However, it can also happen to younger men in rarer cases. Of men who are in their 40’s only around 3% are diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease.
What Are the Symptoms?
So, what are the symptoms? The first thing to notice is deformity in the shape of the penis. However, one may not realize it if the erection is not achieved as it would not be visual by than. The deformity can be anything from narrowing, bending, to actual shortening of the penis. The affected area of scarring has a direct influence on the man’s erection. Some men may not realize it until they use to attempt to have intercourse.
Although this condition is not difficult to diagnose, its causes are still under debate. To conclude, despite the ambiguity around the causes some experts believe that it is due to the disruption of the small arteries, which nurture the penile tissue. Many urologists believe that the treatment of prostate cancer, radiation therapy, and manhood surgery can also cause Peyronie’s disease. It is possible that the sufferer experienced bruising during previous surgery, which caused a surgical trauma, triggering the Peyronie’s disease to develop. Using vacuum penile devices, biking, and other physical activities, which can hurt or traumatise the penis are also common causes believed to contribute to Peyronie’s disease. Symptoms such as shortening of the penis, unnatural shape, penile curvature, and significant pain should be considered as possible indicators. You may have painful erections lasting longer than usual even in the absence of a sexual stimulation. When you notice these symptoms be sure to contact your doctor or urologist.