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Peyronie's Disease As You Age

Your chance of getting Peyronie's disease increases with age. What happens is that age-related changes in the tissues in the penis may cause it to be more easily injured and less likely to heal well.

If you've suddenly discovered a bend in your penis, it could be the onset of Peyronie's disease, but don't be alarmed - we have a number of therapies that can help you overcome this.





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Understanding the Prevalence and Characteristics of Peyronie's Disease

The latest international data suggest an incidence of one in 20 men will suffer with Peyronie's disease (PD) with peak occurrence happening between the ages of 50–55 years.

The main symptom of PD is the formation of flat scar tissue called plaque. This scar tissue can generally be felt through the skin. Scar tissue normally forms on the upper side of the penis, but there are many incidences when it occurs on the bottom or side of the penis.

Sometimes this plaque goes all the way around the penis, gripping it into what some call a girdling or even a bottleneck deformity. Additionally, this plaque may gather calcium and become very hard.




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Understanding the Impact of Scar Tissue in Peyronie's Disease

Scar tissue, with or without hardened calcium, is likely to cause painful erections, soft erections, or severe curvature as it reduces elasticity in that area leading to diminished rigidity.

We have seen that more than one plaque can cause complex, painful, curvatures and deformity. While any curvature may make sexual intercourse increasingly difficult as penetration becomes more challenging.

What's more, scar tissue may cause shrinkage or shortening of the penis causing psychological problems for men and issues for their partners.






Peyronie's Disease in Young Men

While Peyronie's disease is most common in middle-aged men but may occur in men as young as 20. Research shows 8 – 10% of men with Peyronie's disease are under the age of 40.

Most young men with Peyronie's present with symptoms such as painful erection. They often require medical assistance due to acute disease.








Shockwave Therapy for Peyronie's Disease

Focused shockwave therapy is a proven procedure for treating PD and there are no side effects such as shortening of the penis. We have been treating clients in London for some time now and they usually enjoy positive results after a course of treatments.

It's not just our direct clients who have enjoyed the results of their treatment. Their partners are pleased with a resumption of normal sexual activity and the side effects that help with spontaneous erections and pain free penetration.


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Exploring Patient Experiences

We have treated hundreds of men with Peyronie's Disease with our non-invasive treatment programme, and you can read some of their reviews on our Peyronie's Disease Case Studies page and further handwritten copies when you visit our clinic.

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

Our Case Studies





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MansMatters are specialists in non-invasive, nonsurgical procedures. We do not offer surgery but have professional relationships with leading surgical urologists and andrologists who undertake different types of Peyronie's disease surgery. If you would like to know more about surgical options, then please click here.

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