When it comes to men’s sexual health, most individuals are reluctant to discuss any issues they may be experiencing whether it be due to embarrassment, fear of judgment, or even not knowing exactly what is going on. This can have some major long-term implications when these problems are ignored, leading to more serious issues like erectile dysfunction along with other problems with their mental health. One such issue that sometimes is overlooked is Peyronie’s disease. The lack of knowledge as it pertains to men’s sexual health has made it understandable as to why experts believe about nine percent of men suffer from some form of this disease.
PEYRONIE’S DISEASE – WHAT IS IT?
Peyronie’s disease is typically characterized by fibrous scar tissue that forms beneath the surface of the penis altering its appearance and function. Now, this scar tissue can be mild, however, if it is left untreated, it can then make it problematic for men to have healthy and normal erections as it creates a painful curvature of the penis, making sex very difficult and even impossible. It is important to keep in mind that all penises are different and some may even have a natural curve to them. However, if you are experiencing any pain when you are erect or during sex, you should speak to a doctor as it is possible these problems are stemming from Peyronie’s disease.
Unfortunately, doctors and medical experts have yet to pinpoint an exact cause of Peyronie’s disease. Some researchers have believed that the fibrous scar tissue can begin after some kind of trauma, causing bleeding inside the penis. There are also some medications that list Peyronie’s disease as a potential side effect, however, there is no proof that suggests these drugs cause the disease.
COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Common tell-tale signs of Peyronie’s disease include bent/curved penis, lumps in the penis, painful erections, and soft erections. Some of these symptoms can develop quickly or slowly over time. The scar tissue that forms typically shows up on the top or dorsal side of the penis. At times, the scar tissue can go all the way around the penis.
PEYRONIE’S DISEASE TREATMENT
The good news about Peyronie’s disease is that it can be treated, and you might not even need it. Some men can see improvement in the condition without any treatment, which is why doctors usually suggest waiting for one to two years before trying to correct it. Now, if you are someone in need of treatment, Apex Health Center are exclusive providers of their Acoustic Wave Therapy Protocol which are pain-free, noninvasive method to break down the penile scar tissue.
Apex Health Center has doctors that are specialized in corrective therapies that treat any excess scar tissue that could be linked to Peyronie’s disease. If you feel you are experiencing any of the symptoms, be sure to give them a call at (832) 308-8040 and book an appointment!