Peyronie's Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when men have persistent problem getting and / or maintaining an erection.
Erectile dysfunction is very common among men with Peyronie's disease. It is estimated that between one to two third of all Peyronie's patients suffer from erectile problems.
Penis pain and penile deformity can lead to Peyronie's erectile dysfunction. It is though more likely to be the other way around, i.e. men develop Peyronie's disease because they have erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction can be considered a risk factor of developing Peyronie's disease as it may predispose a patient to be more likely to have buckling trauma during intercourse (see My Peyronie's interview with Dr. Mohit Khera).
Men experiencing erectile dysfunction should always have their condition evaluated and treated a.s.a.p. as it may prevent them developing Peyronie's disease at later stage. Erectile dysfunction is also easier to treat in the early stages.
The good news is that there are many ways of fixing erectile dysfunction, allowing most Peyronie's patients to resume their sex life with the right treatment or aid.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
The general definition for erectile dysfunction is quite wide, i.e. the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.
This means that erection dysfunction is not only about the inability to achieve and maintain erection. It is also about the perceptions and expectations about erectile function and sexual performance, e.g. dissatisfaction with the size, rigidity and duration of the erections.
Peyronie's erectile dysfunction can be temporarily or permanent. Erection problems usually do not affect the sex drive, i.e. loss of libido is a separate health problem.
How Common Is Peyronie's Erectile Dysfunction?
Dr. Mohit Khera estimates that between 35-58% of men with Peyronie's also have erectile dysfunction. While APDA (Association of Peyronie’s Disease Advocates) estimates that over two thirds of men with Peyronie's disease experience some form of erection dysfunction at some point.
The Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is not a disease as such. It is a symptom of other problems, usually physical health problems, like heart disease or diabetes. There is also psychological erectile dysfunction, i.e. when erection problems have psychological causes.
Erectile problems are frequently the combination of both, i.e. have physical and psychological roots. What starts as physical erection problem because of underlying health problem (e.g. high blood pressure) can make men nervous about their performance in bed and as a result make it more difficult for them to achieve satisfying erection, i.e. become psychological erectile problem.
Erectile dysfunction is believed to have physical causes in 80-90% of the cases, especially in older men. Address the underlying physical problem and the erection dysfunction is addressed as well.
Sometimes that is all that is needed, especially if the problem is addressed early on, i.e. before it starts to affect the patient to badly psychologically.
The following table shows some known common causes for erectile dysfunction.
Physical Erectile Dysfunction
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Bowel Surgery
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Narrowing Of Arteries (Atherosclerosis)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Pelvic Trauma
- Peyronie's Disease
- Prostate Surgery
- Renal Failure
- Sleeping Disorders (Sleep Apnea)
- Spinal Cord Trauma
- Surgical Damage To Blood Vessels
- Abuse Drug Abuse
- Medication *
Psychological Erectile Dysfunction
- Anxiety / Stress **
- Psychiatric Problems
- Relationship Problems
- Sexual Attitude
* Some medication can affect the erectile health, including some medication used to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol, prostate cancer, depression, psychiatric disorders, etc.
** For example, performance anxiety, financial worries, work related pressures, etc.
How About Men With Peyronie's Disease And Erectile Dysfunction?
As we have seen, underlying health problems or lifestyle choices are most likely to cause erectile dysfunction in the first place (80-90% of cases believed to have physical causes). And men with erectile problems are more likely to develop Peyronie's disease.
This is because the penis may not be firm enough when men are having sexual intercourse, increasing the risk of penis buckling or penis injury… which can lead to Peyronie's disease. This is why all men need to take good care of their Erectile Health, especially as they get older.
And when men have developed Peyronie's disease their erectile dysfunction can get worse. Or Peyronie's patients may develop erection problems if they not already have them.
Severe penis pain can make some men avoid having an erection. Penile pain usually resolves with time (in the chronic Peyronie's phase) but during the acute stage, various painkillers like Advil or Ibuprofen, should help to ease the penis pain and allow you to resume your sex life.
Severe penis curvature can make intercourse awkward and / or painful for you and your partner. There are treatments available that have been successful in reducing penis curvature (Penis Stretching Devices) and should be worth trying if this is causing your penile dysfunction.
The plaque may damage the erectile tissues in the penis, causing the penis to be less rigid beyond the plaque. It can even make erection unachievable.
Indentations and hourglass shaped penis can also cause penile instability, or buckling, during penetration.
If maintaining an erection is your problem, then there are treatments available that have helped many in getting and maintaining firm erection, e.g. Penis Vacuum Pumps.
Men with Peyronie's disease may also suffer from other medical problems that can contribute towards their erection dysfunction, e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
You should seek your doctor advice if this is the case. Treating the underlying health conditions may either resolve the problem or be necessary before starting your treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Peyronie's disease is not only physical, it also has severe psychological effect. Most men with Peyronie's suffer from worries about their condition or their performance. Depression is common in men with Peyronie's disease (estimated to affect over 50%). This anxiety can interfere with the ability to have or sustain an erection. There are coping strategies that can help you to deal with the Psychological Effects of the Peyronie's disease.
Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction
The most common Erectile Dysfunction Treatments include:
- Underlying Health Conditions
- Hormone Therapy
- Lifestyle Changes
- Psychological Treatment
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises
- Oral Medication (PDE5 Inhibitors)
- Penis Vacuum Pumps (VED)
- Penis Injections
- Penis Surgery
- Natural Remedies
- Complementary Therapies
The sooner you start your erectile dysfunction treatment the better. Fixing erectile dysfunction is easier in the early stages and you can expect better and quicker results.
Not only will you be able to resume your sex life sooner. If you do not have Peyronie's erectile dysfunction, then treatment for erectile dysfunction may prevent you from developing Peyronie's disease.
Erectile Health Monitors are excellent way of keeping track of your erection health. Because the sooner you realize you have erectile problems, the easier it is to find the right erectile dysfunction cure for you.
The Peyronie's disease may reduce the penis hardness but there are many ways to address penis rigidity.
Popular ways of improving penis rigidity include medication, like Viagra or Cialis. There are also herbal supplements available for those that prefer natural options.
Stretching devices, like penis vacuum pump have also shown to be very beneficial for men suffering from Peyronie's erectile dysfunction.
Where to buy Quality Penis Pump?
I recommend buying the Androvacuum electric pump when treating Peyronie's erectile dysfunction. It is manufactured as a medical device and ensures the pressure does not exceed the recommended 200-250 mmHg, which is important.
You can buy it directly from this website and have it shipped discreetly to most countries in the world.