Myths About Peyronie’s Disease Debunked

Source: The Independent
Source: The Independent

Peyronie’s Disease (PD) is often linked to penis curvature because it is characterized by a severe bending of the penis. Although PD is linked to penile curvature, there are still a number of facts about this disease that are often misunderstood.

This article will help you understand Peyronie’s Disease better. We will try to explain the misconceptions and false assumptions associated with the disease as we debunked the different Peyronie’s Disease myths. Check it out below to see for yourself if you have wrong information about PD.

Myth #1: Peyronie’s Disease is prevalent among young men

Fact: Although some young men are inflicted with Peyronie’s Disease, 75% of patients with PD are already between 45 and 65 years old. Thus, it is not really a condition for young men. Meanwhile, 10% of patients with PD are 40 years old and younger.

Know more about the differences between Normal penile curvature and Peyronies disease here.

Myth #2: Peyronie’s Disease has no identified cause

Fact: In general, doctors admit that it is difficult to pinpoint the causes of Peyronie’s Disease. However, in most PD cases, penile damage is behind the curvature.

Source: Heart Failure Online
Source: Heart Failure Online

Aside from this, the condition is also linked to generalized conditions like the following:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Dupuytren’s disease (palmar aponeurosis)
  • Ledderhose’s disease (plantar aponeurosis)
  • Paget’s disease
  • Knuckle pads
  • Hereditary disease

Myth #3: Peyronie’s Disease is cancerous.

Fact: It is true that Peyronie’s disease involved a plaque. However, this plaque is not dangerous as it is benign or noncancerous.

Since the plaque is not cancerous it cannot affects its surrounding area or cells. Thus, for men with PD, you should not be fearful because this condition is not terminal and it is not transmittable either.

Myth #4: Surgery is the best method for treating Peyronie’s Disease

Fact: Most believe that surgery is the solution for bent penis. However, this solution is actually not the best. Surgery is very risky and costly. It does not guarantee results. In fact, penis surgery is the last step that men with PD should try on.

Only resort to surgery, if you have tried all the other methods but you don’t see any results. Among the most common Peyronie’s disease solution that you can try on are penis extenders and penis pumps. These solutions are more affordable and less risky.

Source: Jes Extender Australia
Source: Jes Extender Australia

Myth #5: Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction have no connection

Fact: At first look, Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur independently. The former being linked to penile curvature while the latter to male impotency. Recent studies find a correlation between PD and ED.

Source: Coloplast Men's Health
Source: Coloplast Men’s Health

According to Healthline, Peyronie’s disease is a form of erectile dysfunction that causes a bend in the penis and results in painful erections.

The report also notes that the report 30% to 80% of men with erectile dysfunction are associated with Peyronie’s disease.

Conclusion

These are some of the misconceptions involving Peyronie’s Disease. We hope that this will help you understand PD even more. Peyronie’s disease is not fatal or transferrable, so this fact should lessen your fears or others fright concerning the disease.

You may also want to check our article on Infertility and Peyronies Disease.

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