Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Peyronie's Disease Risk Factor

As we know, peyronies disease can make difficulty in sexual relationship. Although the incidence of Peyronie’s disease is estimated to be approximately 1-3%, but for sexually active mens, peyronie’s disease is like a night mare. A Study suggests that peyronie’s disease can affect men in any age. Aging will increase the occurrence of trauma ( many researches believe it as one of the cause of peyronie’s disease) in penis as the elasticity of the fiber in penis decrease.

The other factor is heredity, but this factor is not alone, should be added by the other factors too. Men who are related by blood tend to develop Peyronie’s disease, which suggests that familial factors might make a man vulnerable to the disease. Also, Peyronie’s occurs more frequently in men with family members who have the condition or a connective tissue disorder (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus). The other heredity link factor is an abnormality of human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27), that make the Peyronie’s disease develop over time.

About 30 percent of people with Peyronie’s disease develop fibrosis (hardened cells) in other elastic tissues of the body, such as on the hand or foot, a condition known as Dupuytren’s contracture, which is a cord-like thickening across the palm that causes the fingers to pull inward. Another peyronie’s disease risk factor is associated with diabetes, which often leads to blood vessel disease