Peyronie’s disease is a disorder of connective tissue causing chronic inflammation of tunica albuginea of the penis. As a result, fibrous scar tissue grows in the soft tissues producing abnormal bends in the penis at the time of erection. In advanced cases, the penis will be abnormally curved causing pain during erection. These fibrous plaques in the connective tissue sheath are responsible for the erectile dysfunction, the most prominent feature associated with peyronie’s disease.
PEYRONIE’S DISEASE CAUSES:
The exact causes of peyronies disease is not known but multiple factors have been held accountable for the development of this disease. Among peyronies causes, the most widely accepted cause has been attributed to be the tissue injury or rupture of a blood vessel in the penis during sexual intercourse. The person might not even feel the trauma but the growth of scar tissue or rupturing of vessels produce powerful painful bends during erection leading to erectile dysfunction. The disease transmission has also the hereditary tendency being transferred from parents to offspring via defective genes. Certain drugs such as beta-blockers can also lead to this condition as its side-effect.
PEYRONIE’S DISEASE SYMPTOMS:
The disease is commonly seen in middle-aged men but can also occur in older men or younger age group. The progression of the disease may be slow or have sudden onset developing overnight. It is non-recognizable when the penis is soft. However during erection, penis becomes curved due to fibrous plaque along with pain. Pain in some cases may be mild and eventually disappear. The plaques may sometimes also be present in some other elastic tissues of the body such as hands and legs. Other peyronie’s symptoms include narrowing of penis, shortening of penis, difficulty in penis expansion, inability to perform during sexual intercourse because it becomes difficult to maintain posture, pain during intercourse and problems with penetration.
PEYRONIE’S DISEASE DIAGNOSIS:
It can be easily recognized by the general practitioner or urologist through physical examination of penis. In peyronies disease diagnosis, ultrasound gives conclusive proof of the condition making evident the fibrous scar tissue injury. Sometimes biopsy is indicated by the clinician if there is rapid advancement of the disease in order to rule out any malignancy.
PEYRONIE’S DISEASE TREATMENT:
In most cases of peyronie’s disease, treatment is not required and the condition resolves on its own with in a period of few years. If the pain is mild and there is no difficulty in performing sexual intercourse, no treatment is prescribed to the patient. In other cases, the peyronies treatment by combined therapy with colchicine and vitamin E has proved to be quite effective. Surgical treatment is advised in advanced forms. Manual stretching self-administered by the patient and devices are now being studied but are not preferably prescribed by doctors due to their harmful side-effects. Peyronie’s disease treatment herbal product is free of such side-effects and leads to rapid and complete cure of painful bends in the penis owing to the presence of pure herbs in the mixture. It is a trusted product for miraculous recovery of peyronies disease.