Peyronie’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Men are often reluctant to discuss sexual problems out of embarrassment, fear of being thought of as less than manly, or simply because they don’t understand what’s happening. Ignoring issues, however, can lead to erectile dysfunction, emotional distress, embarrassment, and can even cause irreparable damage to intimate relationships. Experts believe that 9 percent of men are afflicted with Peyronie’s disease, and although it can occur at any age to men of any race, it’s most common in men who are middle-aged.
What is Peyronie's Disease?
It’s important to note that penises come in all shapes and sizes and a curved erection can be perfectly normal. However, Peyronie’s may be present when the curve causes pain or affects sexual performance.