With the easy availability of adult video sites online, it’s likely that many men nowadays are in a position to see many more erect penises than they would have in the past – and that means they are more likely to be aware of the great variation in penises. For example, guys now are more likely to realize that a penis may have some curvature to it, even when their own does not. A little curvature can be perfectly normal, but a severely bent penis can be a cause for concern. It may indicate a penis health issue, especially a condition known as Peyronie’s disease. And men with hypertension should be aware that in some cases, they may be more prone to a bent penis.
Again, it’s important to emphasize that some curvature is perfectly acceptable; indeed, some women have a preference for a penis with a little curve to it. As long as it does not cause any pain or create obstacles to sexual function, there’s no need to worry about curvature.
But often the degree of curvature in a bent penis can be so extreme that it does make sexual intercourse difficult. In addition, a man with Peyronie’s disease may experience pain when he has an erection. Both of these issues are of concern.
So what is Peyronie’s disease? It’s a condition which is pretty much defined by the fact that a man has a severely bent penis. It’s named after the doctor who first described it in medical literature. In most cases, Peyronie’s disease is associated with trauma to the penis. It may be a large trauma, such as being hit in the penis by a speeding baseball. Or it may be a small but repeated trauma, such as a history of rough handling of the penis.
When the penis is traumatized, scar tissue (also called plaque) forms to repair the damage. With a large trauma, this may be plaque of significant size; with small but repeated trauma, the scar tissue is smaller but grows with repetition.
Unfortunately, the scar tissue is harder and less flexible than the tissue it replaces. Thus when the penis grows during an erection, the side of the penis that has the scar tissue can’t stretch and expand as far as the other sides; therefore, it causes the penis to bend in that direction. This inflexibility can cause pain, sometimes quite a bit of it.
Some men with hypertension – high blood pressure – may be more prone to Peyronie’s disease. That’s not because of the hypertension itself, however; it’s due to some medicines often used to fight hypertension. And it’s not all medicines – just those designated as beta blockers.
Exactly why beta blockers should cause a bent penis is unclear. The mechanism is poorly understood at this time. And it’s also important to remember that not every guy who uses beta blockers is going to have Peyronie’s disease. However, if a man is using beta blockers and begins to notice an unwanted curvature in his penis, he may want to speak to his doctor about possible alternative treatments. Keeping hypertension controlled is crucial for a man’s overall health.
A bent penis, whether due to hypertension or other reasons, is but one of the many penis heath issues a man needs to concentrate on. General penis health can be better maintained by the daily use of a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) . A crème with vitamin C is especially recommended, as this vitamin is known for promoting greater tone and elasticity of skin, which the penis definitely benefits from. Ideally the crème should also include vitamin A. In addition to making penis skin look better through its anti-aging properties, vitamin A has antibacterial capabilities that discourage persistent penis odor.