Peyronie's Disease & The Autoimmune System
Men suffering an autoimmune disease are highly co-morbid to having Peyronie’s disease. An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake.
In normal situations the immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself from infection and it can tell the difference between good and foreign cells but with an autoimmune disease a series of fighter cells attack the good cells. It releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack the healthy cells.
There are more than 80 autoimmune diseases, some like type 1 diabetes attack just one organ: the pancreas, whereas others like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, attack the whole body.
Men who have an autoimmune disease are vulnerable to developing Peyronie’s disease if the immune system should mistakenly attack the healthy cells within the penis. This can lead to inflammation in the penis and can cause scarring.
Contact us today if scarring on your penis is causing you problems.