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Peyronies disease fibrous plaque

Erectile Dysfunction & Peyronie’s Disease

A high proportion of Peyronie’s Disease patients (men suffering curved, deformed, and indented penis’s) will also notice that their erectile function becomes less effective. Whereas some patients may have suffered erectile dysfunction prior to the onset of Peyronie’s Disease (PD), in many cases a patient with PD, will notice their ability to have full erections will lesson as their Peyronie’s disease progresses.

Both conditions can be treated at the same time with focussed shockwave therapy.

For a man to become erect, approximately twenty times the normal quantity of blood swiftly flows and is trapped in the penis. The increased blood flow thickens and extends the penis until it becomes longer and rigid.

With PD and some types of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), fibrous plaque develops within the blood vessels and leave fatty deposits, which impede the flow and prevent a full and satisfying erection.

The impact with PD is more severe and manifests itself with fibrous plaque, which can form in different shapes and sizes. Some plaques are flat and thin, whereas others are shaped like bullets. The resulting effect is that the penis cannot expand and contract in the normal way and in most cases bends.

A man suffering from PD doesn’t just suffer from a deformed penis, they will also notice a shortening of length as well as a decrease in girth.  

If a patient suffers both partial ED as well as PD, they may also be prescribed a treatment of shockwave therapy for ED. This will have two main effects. The first is the increasing and revitalising of the blood vessels within the penis. This is known as angiogenesis. More blood vessels allow more blood to flow into the penis and enable a stronger erection.

The second effect is the development of new nerve tissues, which is known as neurogenesis. This increases the sensitivity of the penis, enabling more satisfying and fulfilling sex.

Whilst the majority of patients experience immediate improvements after the initial programme of treatment, Peyronie’s Disease can be a very stubborn condition and in some instances is resistant to all non-invasive treatments and non-surgical treatments.

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