National Peyronie’s Disease Awareness Day
Posted on October 13, 2022 by root
National Peyronie’s Disease Awareness Day is observed on October 11 every year to raise awareness of Peyronie’s disease. This day is intended to raise awareness of the disease and encourage those who may be experiencing symptoms to seek treatment.
Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which scar tissue builds up in the penis, resulting in extreme curvature. Roughly one in 11 men are affected by Peyronie’s disease, yet many are too embarrassed to seek treatment despite the discomfort and pain that it can cause. It usually takes between three and 12 months for symptoms such as pain, redness, and a noticeable curve to become chronic, so receiving treatment during that window is essential for avoiding serious issues such as erectile dysfunction.
Sadly, many men who experience symptoms of Peyronie’s disease fail to seek treatment out of shame and embarrassment. By the time many patients seek treatment, they may have already developed further complications that are more difficult to treat.
Since Peyronie’s Disease Awareness Day was first established in 2018, many encouraging facts about the condition have emerged. New treatments such as oral medication and surgical plans have been shown to minimize the pain associated with the disease, and early treatment could very well eliminate the condition in many patients. Dr. Houman offers a combination treatment plan using injectable prescription medication and at-home stretching and bending to straighten the penis.
The best way to observe Peyronie’s Disease Awareness Day on October 11 is to share information about the condition. The exact cause of Peyronie’s disease is still unknown, but encouraging discourse and ensuring patients that they have no reason to be ashamed could help us to better understand and treat this condition. Peyronie’s disease is treatable. It is possible for those who live with it to return to normalcy, especially when the disease is diagnosed and treated in its early stages. If we can remove the stigma associated with Peyronie’s disease and the issues that it can cause, we can get closer to finding suitable treatments and finding ways to eliminate this often painful condition.
If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Justin Houman for a consultation. Dr. Houman is a urologist and fellowship-trained male reproductive medicine and surgery specialist. His focus is on men’s reproductive health, including the treatment of Peyronie’s disease.
Schedule your consultation today to receive an effective treatment plan from Dr. Houman. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.