Don’t count on your doctor for much information about penile fibrosis and Peyronie’s disease because he probably doesn’t know much about it.
I’ve been talking about fibrosis for the last year and 1/2.
And hopefully, you can show some of my past newsletters to your doctor so he can get up to speed.
Penile fibrosis is still sometimes called Peyronie’s disease, but it isn’t the same.
Peyronie’s is a bend in the male unit or a hard area that also causes pain.
Penile fibrosis is much more prevalent.
And it’s the same male member before it gets to the penis bending.
Many men have penile fibrosis who do not have outward signs of Peyronie’s.
But all men with Peyronie’s have penile fibrosis.
In this study, researchers obtained penile tissue from men all had penile fibrosis.
I assume they got the tissue through some surgery these men all had.
Fibrin deposition was detected histochemically in plaque tissue from 18 of 19 patients.
Fibrin is the name that scientists use for the penile plaque tissue.
And it’s a net of tissue strands that form a tangled up mess in the penile unit.
The formation of penile fibrosis creates these tangled strands of fibrin or collagen:
I think the fibrosis formation is much simpler than this.
Men experience metabolism issues in the form of internal inflammation.
This inflammation leads to not enough oxygen reaching the cells.
The body shifts its energy-making process from healthful oxidative phosphorylation to harmful glycolysis and lipolysis.
And over time, this inflammation creates severe pockets of low oxygen areas in the body — especially the penis.
The body fights back against this oxygen deprivation with more inflammation.
And the whole process creates these tangled webs of tissue — what amounts to penile scar tissue.
This is the process that forms penile fibrosis.
If it gets severe and creates a bend in the penis, then doctors label it Peyronie’s disease.
But penile fibrosis is much more common than Peyronie’s.
Penile fibrosis is not as advanced as Peyronie’s — but BOTH can be reversed — if you catch them in time.
It seems that one of the keys is nocturnal erections or morning wood.
Morning wood serves a valuable function for the body.
It’s an irrigation and oxygenation of the erectile tissues.
And it must take place on a consistent basis to maintain the ability to have an erection.
If you don’t experience morning wood for a long time or have partner sex, it deprives the body of this maintenance.
And it seems that the penile fibrosis continues to advance and may become permanent or near permanent.