Peyronies Disease - How to prevent it
is a common penile condition, causing erectile problems and deformations such as odd curvature, indentations and loss of size. These issues normally arise after trauma occurs to the erect penis during intercourse or another activity. Some say that older men are at higher risk of developing this disorder, although younger men may also be at high risk due to their very firm erections and vigorous sexual activity. By taking certain precautions, men can reduce their risks of developing Peyronies disease.
One of the most common risk factors for developing Peyronie's is participating in certain sexual positions. With the woman on top, there is a heightened risk of excessive penile bending depending on how she moves. With rear entry, there is also a greater risk of penile trauma because the penis must bend more at its base. In any position, the man should always insert his penis carefully.
Penile fractures are more likely to occur when men have taken erectile dysfunction drugs that result in greater penile rigidity. There also have been cases where men damaged their penises by trying to fit their erections into very tight underwear or by rolling over onto their erections while asleep. Fortunately, most cases of trauma can be resolved successfully with emergency surgery. One study found that nine out of 10 men who received surgery regained full sexual function.
Peyronies Disease Post-Injury Considerations
Certain disorders, such as heart problems, diabetes and high cholesterol, increase men's risk of developing Peyronies disease
by up to six times. Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes make men five times more likely to develop Peyronie's. By addressing these issues, some men may find that their penises are able to fully heal without problems.
Certain medications show some promise in the treatment of Peyronie's disease
. Erectile dysfunction drugs can be helpful by increasing blood flow to the penis, which is crucial to proper healing. Small trials have also shown two other medications, verapamil and interferon, to help prevent new scar tissue from developing after penile fractures occur. Without any treatment, about one in 10 cases of Peyronie's will straighten out on its own.
After Peyronies disease has developed, breaking up deposits of scar tissue is often preferable to surgery, which may not be effective. Specialty enzymes are among the most promising treatments for eliminating scar tissue. This approach involves using enzymes that are known to literally digest the fibrin in scar tissue. After using an enzymatic product for some time, patients may once again be able to engage in successful and enjoyable sexual intercourse.
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