As noted in our recent article posted in Ezinearticles.com, the condition known as Peyronie’s disease is marked by the emergence of a severely bent male organ. This male organ health condition can de distressing for those who suffer from it, as the degree of curvature can interfere with sensual enjoyment as well as causing pain and discomfort. And some men with a bent male organ may find themselves with a significantly curved hand as well – sometimes before their manhood is bent and sometimes after.
Some curvature of the member is not unusual. It’s only when the degree of curvature is extreme that a man may have Peyronie’s disease. This condition occurs when there is a build-up of scar tissue (sometimes referred to as plaque), generally in one area of the member.
Male organ skin and tissue is flexible, which is required for the manhood to expand and become tumescent. When a man is sensually excited, blood flows into the member, filling in the spongy tissue inside, which then expands. But the scar tissue that comes with Peyronie’s disease lacks flexibility. Thus, as one part of the manhood expands as normal, the side with the scar tissue resists; it can expand only so far, causing curvature and a resulting bent male organ.
Scientists do not know all of the causes of the scar tissue that results in Peyronie’s disease, but one of the most common causes is trauma to the member – either one big sharp blow (such as being hit forcefully in the manhood) or repeated smaller traumas (such as rough handling during sensual activity).
But there can be other causes as well. For example, scientists have noticed that about 30% of men with Peyronie’s disease also develop scar tissue elsewhere on the body, implying a cause other than trauma. In some cases, a man with a bent male organ may also suffer from Dupuytren’s contracture, which causes the hands to become curved. With Dupuytren’s contracture, scar tissue hardens beneath the palm of a hand, causing a finger (or more often several fingers) to curve inward.
Called a connective tissue disorder, Dupuytren’s is thought to be inherited, as there is a tendency for it to run in families. It also is more commonly found in people of northern European or Scandinavian heritage, again implying a genetic basis.
As some men with Dupuytren also have Peyronie’s, and as both are curvature conditions, there is some speculation that both may have a similar point of origin. However, not enough is known about either disease at this point to determine exactly what (if any) causal connection may or may not exist between them.
In Dupuytren’s, the curved fingers are often so slight that no treatment is needed. In other cases, corticosteroids may be recommended. In more extreme cases, there may be a need for a surgical intervention.
Similarly, sometimes Peyronie’s may resolve on its own, so a doctor may take a wait-and-see approach initially. There are oral medications and injected medications which may also be utilized. Some doctors recommend male organ traction as an option. And in some cases, surgery may be recommended, especially if the bent male organ is severe or causes extreme pain.
An excessively curved or bent male organ needs to be kept as healthy as possible. Employing a first rate male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) on a daily basis can help keep any male organ healthier. Since a very bent male organ often experiences some loss of sensation, a crème with L-carnitine is desirable. This amino acid helps prevents loss of valuable male member sensitivity. The best crème will also contain vitamin B5. Also known as pantothenic acid, B5 is a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male member health issues, tips on improving male organ sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.