5 Ways Peyronie’s Disease Can Affect Your Sex Life

5 Ways Peyronie’s Disease Can Affect Your Sex Life

Peyronie’s Disease, which Z Urology can help you with, is when scar tissue forms under the skin of the penis and cause it to bend. Living with this condition often includes pain and changes to sexual function that can affect personal intimacy, relationships, and mental health.

Understanding the ways Peyronie’s Disease can affect your sex life and partner can help you know what to expect from the disease, along with how treatment options can help.

Here are five things to know about Peyronie’s disease and sex.

 

1. Getting & Keeping Erections Can Be Challenging

Erectile dysfunction is actually more common amongst those with Peyronie’s disease. A 2020 study on 656 men who were receiving care at a urology clinic in Brazil found that nearly 60% of men with Peyronie’s disease had erectile dysfunction, compared with 46% of men without.

There are a few possible reasons for the connection between Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction. For many, the scarring can make it difficult to get an erection. Erections can also be challenging if the nerves or blood vessels of the penis have been damaged by inflammation or trauma to the penis, which is associated with Peyronie’s disease.

Many people living with Peyronie’s experience anxiety and depression because of the condition. These feelings can also lead to challenges with sexual function, so the symptoms often compound each other.

2. Your Partner May Experience Pain & Discomfort

Peyronie’s disease often causes pain during erections. But that condition doesn’t only cause pain to those living with it. It can also make sex uncomfortable for their partners. Nearly half of the female sexual partners of men with the condition experienced at least moderate pain or discomfort during vaginal intercourse. In some cases, couples couldn’t engage in certain sexual activities they enjoyed before the onset of Peyronie’s.

With that being said, the appearance of the penis might not be as much of an issue to one’s partner. The research found that nearly 60% of men with Peyronie’s disease were very or extremely bothered by how their erect penis looks, while just 20% of their female sexual partners felt the same way.

3. Communication Helps Couples Cope

While it is difficult to talk about Peyronie’s disease, communication is key to maintaining intimacy with your partner and finding new ways to be sexual.

Here are some ways to make the conversation easier, according to the Association of Peyronie’s Disease Advocates (APDA):

  • Discuss the condition and its effects over several conversations. Don’t feel like you have to cover everything in one sitting.
  • Your feelings and symptoms can change over time, so you may need to revisit topics in future conversations. Try to be honest about what you’re going through.
  • Make sure the conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. As much as you share your concerns, listen to your partner express how your condition is affecting them, as well.

4. Over-the-counter Meds Can Provide Pain Relief

Treatments for Peyronie’s disease, which range from injections to surgery and penile implants, usually have the goal to reduce curvature and improve sexual function.

However, not all people with the condition need medical treatment. If pain is the main symptom, Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen, might be all you need to have a more comfortable erection.

5. Treatments Can Boost Sexual Satisfaction

There are a number of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease. While they’re typically focused on reversing curvature and breaking up plaques, some treatments have the added benefit of boosting satisfaction for partners of people with the condition. A study found that 70% of female partners of men with Peyronie’s disease who were treated with collagenase clostridium histolyticum injections experienced higher sexual satisfaction.

Female partner sexual satisfaction also climbed by 34% to 88% when men were treated with penile plication, 90 to 100% after they underwent plaque incision or partial excision with grafting, and 40 to 75% after penile prosthesis implantation (a treatment typically reserved for people with severe Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction).

 

Peyronie’s disease can make a big impact on a person’s sex life, both due to the physical symptoms and the emotional impacts of the condition. The condition can also make an impact on your partner’s comfort and satisfaction during sex.

Exploring treatment options with Z Urology, having open and honest conversations, and seeing a sex therapist are some of the ways to reduce the effects of Peyronie’s disease on intimacy.

If you feel you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in Peyronie’s Disease, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Z Urology is the Urological Leader in All of South Florida

Z Urology is the Urological Leader in All of South Florida

Those in the South Florida area know that the office of Z Urology is a leader and provider of urological examinations, treatments, and procedures. Z Urology has been providing the area with these services for nearly 20 years. Dr. Z (Zahalsky) started his company with a team of medical professionals that provided state of the art urologic care. This care was provided for women and men. Urological health is important to not only treat in a rapid manner, but to understand how to maintain health. If you are seeking a team of medical professionals in Fort Lauderdale or Coral Springs in South Florida that specializes in minimally invasive procedures, then contact Z Urology today.

Contact Z Urology If You Suffer From:

Urologic care includes all things that have to do with your genitourinary tract. This includes your kidneys, your reproductive organs, bladder, urethra. Illnesses and ailments that qualify in these different areas are:

    • Erectile Dysfunction – Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
    • Prostate Cancer – Cancer that affects the prostate.
    • Bladder Cancer – Cancer that affects the bladder.
    • Bladder/Kidney Stones ­- Kidney stones are solid pieces of material that form when substances normally found in the urine, such as mineral and acid salts, become concentrated and crystallize.
    • Urinary Dysfunction – Urinary dysfunction is a term that encompasses all errors with within the urinary tract. This includes urinary incontinence on low levels such as leakage, to high levels such as a complete loss of all bladder control.
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate.
    • Infertility – Infertility is any condition that adversely affects the chances of initiating a pregnancy

 

If you feel you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in any of the above, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Studies Show Coffee Tied to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

Studies Show Coffee Tied to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

Z Urology is happy to announce that studies now have shown that drinking coffee may lower the risk for prostate cancer.

Researchers combined data from sixteen prospective studies that calculated the risk associated with the highest coffee consumption versus the lowest coffee consumption. In all, there were 1,081,586 participants and 57,732 cases of prostate cancer in studies conducted in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Compared with those people who drank the least coffee, those who consumed the most had a 9% lower risk for prostate cancer. The risk for advanced cancer was 12% lower, and their risk for a fatal disease was 16% lower. Researchers calculated that there was almost a 1% decrease in risk for each additional daily cup of coffee.

Fourteen of the studies were considered high-quality, with little risk of bias. Most studies controlled for family history of prostate cancer, race, smoking, alcohol consumption, body mass index, and physical activity. There may be other variables the researchers were unable to account for.

The data on coffee drinking depended on self-reports, which unfortunately can be unreliable. In addition, all of the studies were observational so they show only an association between coffee drinking and prostate cancer risk, not cause and effect.

Still, the authors, led by Kefeng Wang of the China Medical University in Shenyang, China, wrote that “men might be encouraged to increase their coffee consumption to potentially decrease the risk of prostate cancer.”

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida that can help you with any prostate cancer concerns, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

COVID-19 Can Damage Sperm Count and Fertility in Men

COVID-19 Can Damage Sperm Count and Fertility in Men

Ever since COVID-19 entered our lives we have heard of many side-effects and complications that can happen if one contracts it. In a new study based on experimental evidence says that contracting COVID-19 damages the sperm count and can cause infertility in men.

COVID-19 has impacted 101 million people and 2.19 million lives globally. The study shows that the viral disease can cause increased sperm cell death, inflammation, and oxidative stress. The authors concluded that the virus can damage and target the male reproductive system. However, it is not yet proven about the capacity of the virus and how much it can compromise the fertility of men.

Another study says that COVID-19 can cause male infertility by harming the testicular cells which produce sperm, thereby making it difficult to impregnate. It further claims that the studied men had a reduction of around 50% on average of the number of sperm per milliliter, the total volume of ejaculate, and motility of sperm.

Nobody knows the severity of the problem yet and whether these effects are reversible or not. Infection is accepted as a possible underlying cause of male infertility.

Mask-wearing can help to protect their fertility during the pandemic, even if one ultimately becomes infected.

Men who have moderate or serious COVID-19 infections could find their fertility impaired for an unknown amount of time. Because mild cases don’t seem to affect fertility, it would be advised that men wear facemasks.

This way, even if they get sick, the immune systems will be dealing with a smaller viral load and consequently, they’ll have a milder form of the disease.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida that can help you with all of your erectile dysfunction concerns, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!