Not all definitions of Peyronie’s disease are honest or correct
Great question, “What is Peyronie’s Disease?” However, an accurate and honest answer is not always easy to find. If you are one of the hundreds of new people each day who surf the Internet for a Peyronie's cure, you need to pay attention to the kind of answer you might run across.
In my experience it is common to receive an incorrect answer when it is provided by someone who only wants to sell you something, like a magic herb or a manual penis stretcher. When a salesperson is the source of your information the answer will often minimize Peyronies by oversimplifying the real problem to the point the answer is not truthful.
The reason that someone will intentionally give you this false information is easy to understand. If Peyronie’s disease can be made to sound like a simple problem, then a simple solution can be more easily presented to you in a believable way – and the more likely you will buy a product if the problem and solution sound uncomplicated and straightforward.
The usual short (and false) answer you will see to this question is, “Peyronie’s disease is a curved penis.” This is almost like saying that Peyronie’s disease is no more complicated than a bent paperclip. All you have to do is straighten out the paperclip – and we all know how easy that is to do – and you are as good as new.
What you must understand is that the bent penis of Peyronie’s disease is just a symptom of what is wrong. The penile curvature is not the problem, it is just a sign of the real problem. What is causing the penis to curve is the actual problem that must be addressed. Click here to view
If you have pneumonia, you will probably have a nasty cough. But, it is not correct – or helpful – to say, “Pneumonia is a cough.” If the problem was presented to you like that, and you believed it, then someone could sell you a cough suppressant as a cure for pneumonia. You would believe that stopping the cough is all you have to do. The truth is that the cough is just an outward sign of a deeper problem. To address your pneumonia correctly you must do what is necessary to help your body reduce and remove the lung infection, the inflammatory response that occurs because of an invasion of foreign bacteria, and the cough – and the pneumonia – will no longer be an issue. The cough is just a sign of the pneumonia, it is not pneumonia – just as a curved penis is a sign of Peyronie’s disease, but it is not the problem. The bent penis is just an outward sign of a Peyronie’s plaque or scar tissue within the tunica albuginea interfering with the normal filling of the corpora cavernosa, resulting in a bent or distorted erection. No amount of penis stretching or mystery herb from Afghanistan will eliminate the PD plaque.
So, what is Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a problem with no known cause and no known medical cure in which the presence of a dense fibrous nodule or band in the tunica albuginea layer of the penis causes a variable degrees of pain, penile distortion during erection, reduced sexual function, and loss of physical size in length and girth.
If the explanation, “Peyronie’s disease is a bend in the penis” makes you think it is just like a wrinkle in your shirt that can be ironed out – then you are ready to accept the notion that pulling on the bent penis can magically remove that kink. If it were only that simple and worked that well.
You will notice that none of the advertisements for the magical herbs or mechanical penis stretchers explain how they work. The reason there is no explanation is because they do not affect the Peyronie’s plaque, which is at the heart of Peyronie’s disease.
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