4 Peyronie’s Disease Signs That No Man Should Ignore
Peyronie’s disease is a painful connective tissue disorder that leads to penile deformity. Over 200,000 cases are reported per year in the US and can affect men from their teens to old age.
The disorder stems from swelling and inflammation due to health issues or a direct injury to the penis that results in scar tissue, or plaque on the top or bottom of the penis. As the disease progresses the penis will experience issues like pain during erections or difficulties during intercourse. Although Peyronie’s can be a very painful disease for men and have a negative impact on a couple’s sex life, know that the disease is noncancerous, not contagious and has treatment options.
The signs of Peyronie’s vary, but it is important for men to look out for some of the initial red flags of the disease. If you are over the age of 40, have had an injury to the penis, or your family has a history of the disease, be on the alert for these 4 symptoms of Peyronie’s so that you can seek treatment as soon as possible.
- The curvature of the erect penis/Change of penis shape
- Penile pain
- Plaque accumulation
- Reduction in erectile function
One of the most glaring signs of Peyronie’s disease is the curvature of the penis. This change in shape can be noticed when an erection is present, but can sometimes also be seen while the penis is flaccid. Studies have shown that most men who attempt to estimate the severity of the curvature were inaccurate. Therefore, visiting a doctor with your concerns will be your best bet for determining the severity of your condition.
LOSS OF NORMAL ERECTILE FUNCTION
Peyronie’s can have the effect of soft erections or reduction in erectile dysfunction. If you are experiencing loss of rigidity and buckling, this can be due to the penile curvature involved with the disease.
Peyronie’s disease generates scar tissue and plaque that builds up beneath the skin of the penis. Plaque accumulation can also result in a change in the appearance of the penis. Around two-thirds of the men with the disease experience excessive plaque accumulation that forms on the curved side of the penis. Lumps under the skin of the penis or an “hourglass” shaped narrowing of the shaft are symptoms of Peyronie’s that men need to pay attention to.
While not all men experience penile pain with the disease, it is a prevalent symptom. This pain is generally experienced during erections and during sexual intercourse. This pain is due to the plaque build up and the unnatural curvature of the penis that occurs as a result.
TAKE CONTROL OF PEYRONIE’S DISEASE WITH HEALTHWAVE PHYSICIANS INSTITUTE
Life with Peyronie’s disease can be a physically and emotionally painful struggle. Fortunately, HEALTHWave Physicians Institute offers a treatment for Peyronie’s that is drug-free, surgery-free and treats every aspect of the disease.
Don’t let Peyronie’s disease or erectile dysfunction create a rut in your lifestyle. Get in touch with HEALTHWave Physicians Institute to find out more about our men’s health services.