Curvature of the Penis and Peyronie’s Disease

When people hear urology the tendency is to immediately jump to Erectile Dysfunction treatments. While Swain Health Group does indeed treat ED, we also offer treatment programs for an often unknown disease- Peyronie’s Disease. Continue reading on to learn more about Peyronie’s as well as how our medical staff can help fight it!

What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s Disease is an effect of scar tissue and plaque buildup within the penis. As the buildup progresses it can eventually lead to dramatic changes in the overall shape of one’s penis. A frequently observed effect is a sharp curvature of the penis much more noticeable than normal. As Peyronie’s worsens men often experience sharp pain during erections, decreased frequency of erections and shortening of the penis. Aside from the physical pain which can be associated with sex, those suffering from Peyronie’s often report a decreased sex drive due to anxiety and stress regarding their condition.

What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?

While researchers have not concluded upon an exact cause, men with Peyronie’s often have a similar health history. This includes but is not limited to previous direct injuries to the penis, diabetes and high cholesterol. The curvature itself which is associated with Peyronie’s is a result of the scar tissue buildup. As blood flows to the penis and an erection forms, the scar tissue prevents skin from stretching and instead causes the penis to make a sharp curve.

Treating Peyronie’s at Swain Health Group

Swain Health Group in Framingham, MA, helps men cure their Peyronie’s using a state-of-the-art treatment- Acoustic Wave Therapy. Acoustic Wave Therapy sends low-intensity shock waves through the affected area of the penis in order to clear plaque buildup and promote healthy blood flow. This treatment system is not only highly effective, but it is also quick and painless. Unlike traditional treatments, Acoustic Wave Therapy requires no pills or injections and attacks Peyronie’s at the root rather than being a temporary fix!

Contact Swain Health Group Today

Are you suffering from symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease? Contact us today to learn more about treatments and to set up your initial appointment.