OK, we're just going to say it. Men can be, well, stubborn when it comes to their health and going to the doctor. Men tend to put off seeing their doctor for painful or uncomfortable symptoms and try to "power through," but what happens when the symptoms begin affecting day-to-day life or relationships with others? If you're in this situation, it is time to call Innovations Stem Cell.
Men especially want to avoid the doctor when it comes to talking about issues that involve their penis. We get it - it's embarrassing to talk about, even to a doctor. One of these issues that many men suffer silently with is Peyronie's disease.
What Is Peyronie's Disease?
Peyronie's disease is a condition that causes scar tissue to form in the penis, which makes it curve. Around 5 to 10 percent of men in the United States have been diagnosed with the condition, although researchers estimate the real number is higher because, as we said, many men do not readily seek help for this condition.
Men who have Peyronie's disease experience pain during erections and difficulty maintaining erections during intercourse. As a result of these side effects, many men feel embarrassed, depressed and frustrated.
What Causes Peyronie's Disease?
While the buildup of scar tissue is part of the problem, the full cause of the buildup is not exactly known. Some research has connected it to injuries caused by biking, horseback riding and vigorous sexual activity. Other research has connected the development of the condition to family history.
How Is Peyronie's Disease Diagnosed?
Peyronie's disease can be diagnosed by a urologist but can be self-diagnosed by checking for symptoms, including:
- Scar tissue. Scar tissue can be felt under the skin on the shaft of the penis.
- Difficulty getting an erection. Inability to achieve or maintain an erection is a symptom of Peyronie's disease.
- Change in penis length. Peyronie's disease can shorten the length of the penis.
- Curving or bending of the penis.
- Pain with erection or when the penis is touched.
- Pain during orgasm.
Treatments for Peyronie's Disease
You don't have to suffer in silence with Peyronie's disease; there are treatment options available. Conventional treatments, which include medications, injections and surgery, help some men, but Innovations Stem Cell offers men living with Peyronie's disease another treatment option: stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy can reduce the scar tissue buildup in the penile shaft, which helps to reduce the curvature of the penis and reduce pain.
Do you think you may have Peyronie's disease, or have you been diagnosed with the condition? Call Innovations Stem Cell today at 214-256-1462.