Erectile dysfunction can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease and high cholesterol can be the culprit. In other cases, erectile dysfunction could be the result of a psychological condition such as anxiety, stress or depression. One potential cause of erectile dysfunction that isn’t covered is Peyronie’s disease – a connective tissue disorder that results in the growth of scar tissue inside the penis. This scar tissue can make the erect penis bend, often at a noticeable angle causing discomfort and erectile dysfunction. Impotence is a similar issue which is the difficulty for the man to sustain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. Penile injections are a solution for this condition which is also helpful for men who suffer erectile dysfunction too.
In most cases, Peyronie’s disease doesn’t prevent you from having sex. However, it can cause erectile dysfunction, discomfort during sex and have a significant impact on your personal level of confidence about sexual activity. Luckily, there are treatment options available for Peyronie’s. In this guide, we will look at how prevalent Peyronie’s is, the connection it can have to erectile dysfunction and the treatment options that are available for men with Peyronie’s disease.
How it Impacts Confidence
Sometimes, Peyronie’s disease can make it difficult to develop or keep an erection. It can also cause stress and anxiety – two common psychological causes of erectile dysfunction for men. Because of this, erectile dysfunction is particularly common among men with Peyronie’s. In fact, data from the Association of Peyronie’s Disease Advocates states that approximately two-thirds of men with Peyronie’s also have some degree of erectile dysfunction.
While erectile dysfunction drugs can’t treat Peyronie’s itself, they can often be used to treat erectile dysfunction that stems from Peyronie’s disease. These drugs improve blood flow to the soft tissue of the penis, making it easier to develop and maintain an erection. However, because Peyronie’s is considered a physical abnormality of the penis you should speak to your doctor first before you consider using erectile dysfunction medication to treat Peyronie’s induced erection tissues.