Statistics show that roughly 1 in 100 men in the United States have been diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease. However, the actual number could be a lot higher, as many men who are experiencing its symptoms prefer not to talk about it.
Peyronie’s disease, a condition in which scar tissue develops in the penis, can understandably be embarrassing. However, leaving it untreated can lead to the worsening of its symptoms, infertility, and significant quality-of-life issues.
Learning about the condition, particularly its symptoms, is a crucial step toward addressing it. Below is a guide to the common symptoms of Peyronie’s disease.
Scar tissue associated with Peyronie’s disease can be felt under the skin of the penis as small lumps or a band of hard tissue.
Studies show scar tissue can build up inside the penis after an injury, usually due to athletic activity, accident, or sexual intercourse.
When you have Peyronie’s disease, your penis may start to bend upward, downward, or to the side. You may also notice an indentation or hourglass shape along the shaft. Your penis may also lose girth or strength.
Men with Peyronie’s disease can experience pain even without an erection. However, the pain is usually mild and doesn’t always require treatment. If it does require treatment, over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen are usually enough.
Erectile dysfunction associated with Peyronie’s disease is typically caused by scar tissue buildup, which interferes with the normal blood flow to the penis.
There are some men, however, who experience erectile dysfunction even before the onset of the other symptoms of Peyronie’s disease.
Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease at NIVA Men’s Health
Don’t suffer from Peyronie’s disease in silence— turn to our experts here at NIVA Men’s Health for highly effective, compassionate, and non-judgmental care.
Our highly regarded providers can create a treatment plan that’s right for you. We offer acoustic sound wave therapy and the Man Shot, both of which can help improve blood flow to and reduce scar tissue buildup in the penis, thereby effectively correcting the deformity and providing significant symptom relief.
If you’d like to find out more about acoustic sound wave therapy and the Man Shot, call us today at our location nearest you. To schedule your visit with one of our men’s health experts, please use our appointment request form.
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