Sunday 3 June 2018

Peyronie's disease Pictures

What is Peyronie disease?

It is a painful and abnormally curved penile erection secondary to the presence of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis. The pain is severe that it's impossible for you to maintain an erection and prevent you from having a sexual intercourse. (1, 2, and 3)

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Peyronie's disease symptoms

  • scar tissues felt underneath the skin of the penis.
  • abnormal curvature of the penis (the penis bent upward, downward, or to the sides)
  • shortening and narrowing of the penis (shorter than the usual)
  • erection problems (4)
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • indentation of the penile shaft
  • anxiety and stress (3)

Peyronie's disease causes

The exact cause of Peyronie disease isn't clear yet. However, there are factors believed to contribute to the disease such as repeated injury to the penis. Factors leading to penile injury include athletic activities, too much sex, use of sex toys, and a direct blow to the penis. As the penis heals, scar tissues form in a disorganized way leading to an abnormal curvature of the penis and palpable nodule. (4, 5, and 6)

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picture 7: Gotu Kola is one of the natural remedies for peyronie disease.
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Who are at risk?

  • Those who have a family history of Peyronie disease are prone to having one.
  • People with connective tissue disorder are prone to having Peyronie disease. 
  • Peyronie disease is common in men 55 years old and above. (7)
  • Those who have undergone prostate surgery are prone to Peyronie disease.
  • A sedentary lifestyle like smoking and drinking alcoholic beverage increases your chance of having a Peyronie disease. (6, 7)

What are the complications?

People with Peyronie disease have the ability to maintain an erection, which could significantly affect their sexual life. It could be extremely difficult for someone with Peyronie to father a child because his ability to have a sexual intercourse with his partner is significantly affected. Not being able to maintain a healthy sexual bond with your partner can cause anxiety and stress. (7, 8)

When should you consult your doctor?

You should immediately see your doctor if you start to experience severe pain in your penile area. (8)

Peyronie's disease treatment

A mild case of Peyronie disease usually improves without treatment. It could take a few months to a year for you to notice a significant improvement. For severe cases, recovery could take more than a year. Peyronie's disease cure includes prescription pill like potassium para-aminobenzoate and pentoxifylline. If the condition does not improve, the doctor could give a verapamil shot into the scar tissues of the penis.If the condition still does not improve, then the last resort would be surgery. (8, 9, and 10)

Peyronie disease natural treatment

There are herbs that can significantly help improve the condition of patients with Peyronie disease. These include Gotu Kola, castor oil, bromelain, and acetyl-l-carnitine. They can significantly help reduce the formation of fibrous tissues underneath the skin and improve the body's immune system. (5, 8)