Peyronies Disease And Abnormally Bent Penis Causes Symptoms And
Treatment Options

Peyronies Disease And Abnormally Bent Penis Causes Symptoms And Treatment Options



Peyronie's disease and​ abnormally bent penis - causes, symptoms and​ treatment options
WHAT is​ PEYRONIE'S DISEASE?
Peyronie's disease consists of​ hard, fibrous tissue, called plaques, developing within the​ penile shaft .​
The plaques are hard, thickened and​ stiff areas, actually a​ kind of​ internal scarring .​
In this fibroid tissue also calcium compounds can accumulate, making the​ plaques even harder.
The Peyronie's disease is​ also called cavernositis, and​ also sometimes plastic induration .​
There is​ probably a​ chronic inflammation process that leads to​ this scarring .​
The thickened area has less blood flow than normal penile tissue, and​ do not fill with blood and​ swell as​ the​ normal spongy areas in​ the​ inside of​ the​ penis .​
Therefore the​ penis swells more at​ the​ opposite side, and​ gets a​ curvature towards the​ side containing the​ plaques when erected .​
If the​ plaques are found at​ several places, more complex deformations will develop .​
The abnormal bending, twisting or​ swelling within the​ penis, often also lead to​ painful erections .​
Any man from the​ age of​ 18 and​ upwards can develop Peyronie's disease .​
The average age of​ men suffering from Peyronie`s disease is​ 50 .​

THE SYMPTOMS and​ CONSEQUENCES of​ the​ CONDITION
The three main characteristics of​ cavernositis are:

- One or​ more small hard lumps underneath the​ skin, or​ a​ continuous hard, stiff and​ thickened area.
- Abnormal bent or​ crooked penis when erect .​
All penises have some curvature, but by this disease, the​ penile bend increases, and​ one may get a​ very curved penis .​
The penis may be bent as​ a​ banana or​ in​ an​ angular fashion .​
The penile bending is​ most often up, but may be down, to​ the​ left side, to​ right or​ sloping.
-The bending is​ usually to​ the​ same side as​ that of​ the​ hard thickened area when the​ penis is​ erected.
-The hard areas in​ the​ erected penis may look like bumps, making the​ penis irregular.
- Sometimes the​ penis bends greatly enough to​ make sexual intercourse difficult, or​ impossible.

- Pain during erections caused by the​ pressure from the​ hard areas in​ the​ penis, or​ from the​ stretched skin at​ the​ opposite side of​ the​ penis .​
- One may not notice the​ bend immediately, as​ it​ tends to​ develop over one to​ three months and​ later than the​ hardness and​ stiffness of​ the​ indurations.
- the​ plastic induration may progress and​ cause impotence .​
Sometimes the​ Peyroni's disease will clear up by itself, but this may take several years.
 
THE CAUSES of​ PEYRONIE¨S DISEASE
The exact cause of​ the​ induration is​ unknown .​
It's not a​ sign of​ an​ underlying serious condition, and​ it​ is​ not a​ sexually transmitted infection .​
It is​ possible that the​ disease can begin with an​ inflammation in​ the​ penile tissue .​
An inflammation may be caused by an​ allergic or​ auto-immune reaction .​
Although the​ Peyronie’s disease is​ not an​ infection, an​ initial infection can damage the​ penile tissue and​ cause an​ inflammation that develops into Peyronie’s disease .​
Men having the​ inflammatory condition called Systemic Lupus Erytematosus more often get Peyronie’s disease.
Vitamin E deficiency seems to​ be a​ contributing factor in​ causing the​ disease .​
Diabetes may cause damage of​ blood vessels, and​ if​ this damage occurs in​ the​ erectile bodies of​ the​ penis, Peyronie’s disease can develop .​
Peyronie's disease is​ sometimes a​ side effect of​ the​ drug Inderal (propanolol) used against high blood pressure.
Sometimes a​ physical injury to​ the​ penis that causes internal bleeding, or​ a​ series of​ such injuries, is​ the​ initial cause .​
a​ habit of​ violent sexual activity may cause such injuries .​
It is​ thought that some men may have a​ genetic disposition to​ the​ condition .​
Plastic induration of​ the​ penis is​ not a​ cancer, and​ cannot cause cancer, however a​ lump or​ deformation in​ your genitals that develops, must be examined.

TREATMENT OG PEYRONIE'S DISEASE
Not all men with Payronie's disease require treatment .​
The disease sometimes go away by itself .​
If the​ condition is​ pronounced, it​ is​ also difficult to​ find a​ remedy that can cure every sign of​ the​ disease, but several methods can take away most penis changes associated with Peyronie's .​
Here is​ a​ survey of​ treatment methods used today.
Tamoxifen - In its early stages of​ the​ disease a​ medication called Tamoxifen has been shown to​ prevent the​ formation of​ the​ fibrous plaque by Peyronie's disease .​
This drug is​ also used in​ the​ treatment of​ breast cancer, but the​ two conditions are not related .​
 
Vitamin E and​ B - Vitamin E and​ B is​ sometimes effective in​ easing the​ pain and​ as​ a​ treatment for​ the​ penile deformity by Peyronie's disease .​
 
Verapamil - Verapamil, often used in​ the​ treatment of​ high blood pressure, has been shown to​ decrease the​ size of​ the​ plaque and​ decrease the​ pain when injected directly into the​ plaque, and​ thus also improve the​ penis shape distortion by peyronie's disease .​
 
Shock wave therapy - Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or​ ESWT, a​ new treatment, is​ being used in​ some hospitals for​ the​ Peyronie's disease .​
Although the​ initial results of​ this new approach to​ treat Peyronie's disease have been promising, the​ long-term outcome is​ still undetermined .​
 
Surgery - This is​ sometimes considered if​ Payroni's disease has lasted for​ a​ year or​ more and​ it​ hasn't progressed or​ regressed for​ at​ least three months .​
By the​ Nesbitt procedure one removes tissue opposite to​ the​ curve to​ straighten the​ penis .​
Another procedure involves putting a​ graft or​ part of​ a​ vein within the​ fibrous plaque to​ lengthen this area .​
In certain cases of​ Pyrenees disease, surgical insertion of​ a​ penile prosthesis (implant) is​ recommended .​
Radiation therapy - This treatment modality has been tried, but the​ results are unpredictable and​ sometimes the​ opposite of​ the​ intended one.
 
Traction devices - On the​ market, you can buy mechanical devices to​ use on the​ penis some time daily that gently pull upon the​ penile tissue to​ straighten out the​ penis, and​ thus mending the​ penis from the​ curvature caused by Peyronie's disease.




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