What is Peyronie's Disease?

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If you observe that your penis is in an abnormal curvature, you may be having a problem. Although it does not appear much like a disease, you very much need to consult your urologist about this. Yes, you need to do this to give this problem a treatment in the first place.

Basically, this kind of condition is called the Peyronie's disease. Up to this date, it is not yet known to professionals as to what triggers the development of the scar tissue. What is given concern is that this situation can lead to organ deformity and in most cases, embarrassment when dealing with the opposite sex.

Who Can Be Victims

The Peyronie's disease affects all men regardless of their age and race. This can take place during childhood. However, it is more commonly seen during puberty in where the teens notice it but do not care because they think it is normal part of the growing up process. This leads to a lot of unreported cases of this serious situation. However, among Caucasian men, it is commonly exhibited during the age of 40 and above.

Although this is the cause of concern to a lot of man, this situation is not contagious. Much more, the problem can not lead to more severe reproductive health diseases such as cancer and the like. Also, men who have this can still enjoy sexual activities. They can still reach orgasm, firm erection, and the like. And the most important thing of all, this does not lead to impotence.

How This Happens

In medical history, the first diagnosis as well as treatment of this condition occurred in 1743, which was attended by surgeon Francois de la Peyronie. The name of the disease was basically derived from the surgeon. From that date on until today, there is no concrete reason still of the occurrence of the disease.

The only thing that is clear here is how the scar tissue forms part in the bending of the penis. It is studied that the scar tissue forms within the penis' tunica albuginea. This is the connective layer tissue that contains the copora cavernosa, responsible for holding the blood into the penis during erection. With the scar in the picture, it prevails the normal expansion of the penis' main shaft during the section process. However, the scar does not prevent the penal to erect. Instead, it causes the organ to bend on either side.

Although Peyronie's disease is not a major threat to the reproductive health, it is still a must for you to be careful about it. Always remember to consult a professional for the treatment of this situation.

Source by Andrew Hook