A bent penis caused by Peyronie’s disease can make sex difficult, painful and embarrassing, but there are ways to continue enjoying a fulfilling sexual relationship. Focused Shockwave Therapy is a clinically proven treatment that can help treat erection problems caused by Peyronie’s disease, it can also help to permanently breaks down the fibrous plaques which causes the penis to bend.
60% of men said they suffered from depression after their diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease
What causes Peyronie’s disease?
It is thought that as many as 10% of the male population develop Peyronie’s disease, it is more common in men over 40 but can occur at any age.
Doctors and urologists are unsure as to why Peyronie’s disease happens. Researchers believe the development of fibrous plaques could be down to genetics or trauma that causes bleeding inside the penis, this may have been caused by contact sports or vigorous sexual intercourse. In some men, trauma and genes could both be involved.
What treatments are there for Peyronie’s?
Pills, creams and injections can ease some of the symptoms, but the effects of these treatments are short-lived, none of them are able to tackle the root cause of the problems. Penile traction therapy or PTT may help decrease the severity but again the results are temporary.
Surgery is an option but carries many risks some of which can be life-changing. Surgery is usually only recommended in severe cases for patients who fail to respond to non-surgical treatments and have curvature for longer than 12 months. Surgery involves removing the fibrous scar tissue using various techniques, all carry different risks and side effects. Surgery risks include; impotence post-surgery, a risk of nerve injury and loss of sensitivity, decreased blood flow and risk of infection. Surgery also requires anaesthesia, an overnight hospital stay and then a recovery time anywhere from 3 days to 6 weeks.
Focused shockwave therapy is a clinically proven treatment for erection problems that are caused by Peyronie’s disease, it has no known side effects, is risk-free and treats the root cause of the problem. It works by passing low-intensity sound waves that accurately target the fibrous plaques that cause the curving. The treatments are quick, pain-free and discreet, patients can return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.
Result are not guaranteed and may vary from individual to individual.