Many men suffering from Peyronie’s disease become aware of this condition when they notice a curvature or irregular shape in their penis. In most cases, men may be concerned about this shape, but they may not realize it is a diagnosable condition worthy of a visit to a men’s sexual health specialist.
In fact, research suggests that fewer than 10 percent of all men suffering from Peyronie’s disease actually get diagnosed with this condition. More than 1 in 10 adult males are believed to suffer from this condition, and the majority of those individuals may be unaware that Peyronie’s disease can be treated and, in many cases, corrected with the right medical intervention.
If you’re worried about the curvature of your penis but you aren’t sure what it means, or whether help exists to treat this condition, you need concrete answers and guidance to understand your options and the benefits of seeking out treatment as soon as possible. Read on for essential information about this sexual health condition, and why you shouldn’t wait to seek out treatment.
Should I Be Concerned About My Curved Penis?
Peyronie’s disease isn’t a life-threatening condition, but it can still be a serious problem that affects your sexual health, your relationships with others, your own mental health, and even the amount of pain you experience in your day-to-day life.
The curvature or other deformity visible in your penis is typically the product of repeated minor injuries that build up scar tissue over time. This could be a result of your sexual habits or other factors that rub or hit the same part of the penis, prompting a gradual accumulation of scar tissue.
For this reason, a curved penis likely doesn’t develop overnight, and individuals suffering from this condition may notice the curvature worsening over time. Around 80 percent of men can’t identify a single incident that would have injured their penis and caused the development of scar tissue, which speaks to the gradual nature of this damage.
As a result, a curved penis doesn’t qualify as a medical emergency. But it should still be taken seriously by anyone developing this condition, especially because a fast response and treatment can improve your odds of improving or even eliminating this disease altogether.
Can Peyronie’s Disease Heal Itself?
Due to the sensitive nature of having a curved penis, as well as the stigmas that persist around male sexual health issues, some men suffering from Peyronie’s disease are hopeful that the condition will heal itself over time, or that minor home treatments or remedies can correct the curvature and spare that person the embarrassment of seeking out treatment.
Unfortunately, scar tissue does not go away on its own, and a curved penis will not fix itself. In fact, if Peyronie’s disease is left untreated, it can actually increase the risk that the curvature will be permanent. To maximize your odds of healing the condition, removing scar tissue and straigtening out your penis, it’s important to meet with a specialist as soon as possible.
Understanding Your Peyronie’s Disease Treatment Options
Traditional treatment options for Peyronie’s disease have consisted of medications injected directly into the penis, and/or surgical procedures to remove scar tissue and straighten the penis. But these treatments carry a number of disadvantages that may deter many individuals from seeking treatment for their disease.
Even when patients agree to those treatments, they are placing themselves at risk of uncertain outcomes and potential side effects and health complications. And there’s no guarantee that these intensive, costly and painful interventions will work: Peyronie’s disease surgery, for example, has a long-term success rate that hovers between 75 and 84 percent, depending on other factors affecting the patients’ health.
But there’s good news for patients seeking a better approach to treatment: innovative treatments for erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and other sexual health disorders now make it possible to treat and improve the condition of a curved penis through non-invasive, drug-free and pain-free interventions.
A breakthrough treatment known as Focused Linear Compression Therapy (FLCT) delivers low-intensity shockwaves that break up scar tissue and stimulate new blood vessel growth in the penis. Over time, these treatments can straighten our a curved penis by removing the scar tissue pulling the penis into its curved shape. Even better, these treatments carry no side effects for patients, and have been proven in research studies and through patient interviews to be highly effective at addressing Peyronie’s disease.
More than 90 percent of men receiving FLCT treatments have reported improved sexual performance as a result of this treatment, and say they would recommend this non-invasive therapy to other men suffering from sexual health disorders. The earlier you seek out this treatment for Peyronie’s disease, the more likely it is that low-intensity shockwaves can effectively break up scar tissue, promote new growth and restore your penis to its proper functioning and health—which will, in turn, improve your own sexual performance, and your ability to enjoy sex.
Don’t let stigmas and shape around a curved penis stop you from seeking out medical care that could restore your sexual health and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.