If your penis curves, bends or appears deformed, you may have a condition called Peyronie’s disease. This condition can also cause very painful erections. At Peak Health Group in Scottsdale, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada, Marvin Riske, MD and Steven Sabatier, MBA, ND specialize in corrective therapies to treat the excess scar tissue characteristic of Peyronie’s disease. To explore your treatment options, call today or book an appointment online.
Peyronie’s disease is an inflammatory condition characterized by a buildup of scar tissue that causes your penis to curve or bend. This curvature can make it too painful to sustain an erection during sexual activity.
Most men have some penile curvature, which is entirely normal, but Peyronie’s causes your penis to bend severely in one direction. Your penis may look completely bent when you have a full erection. In some cases, Peyronie’s deforms your penis so much that sexual intercourse is not possible.
Irregularities, bending, and curvatures of the penis are the chief symptoms of Peyronie’s disease. Other hallmarks of the condition are decreased erections, shortening of the penis, and total loss of an erection during intercourse. Because of these disconcerting issues, Peyronie’s disease often leads to anxiety and stress.
The exact cause of Peyronie’s isn’t apparent. Many doctors and researchers believe that it has to do with a recurring injury to your penis. The injury provokes your penis to generate scar tissue, but it builds up haphazardly.
During a normal erection, the elastic tissues in your penis expand as blood fills your vessels. With Peyronie’s disease, the portion of your penis that has excess and erratic concentrations of scar tissue won’t stretch properly and your penis curves or bends abnormally.
For a small segment of Peyronie’s disease sufferers, injury and scar tissue aren’t the cause. For these men, there’s often evidence of high cholesterol, diabetes, or another underlying condition that contributes to artery obstruction.
The practitioners at Peak Health Group are exclusive providers of the SwissWave Protocol in the Greater Scottsdale area, as well as in their new Las Vegas office. The originators of the innovative protocol trained the entire team at Peak Health Group.
Acoustic wave therapies, like the SwissWave Protocol, are noninvasive, pain-free, proven methods for breaking down penile scar tissue. Without the scar tissue, your penis resumes normal erectile function.
If you’re in pain or feel embarrassed when you have an erection due to Peyronie’s disease, turn to the expert team at Peak Health Group. Call for a consultation or book your appointment online today.