Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction: A New Perspective-What Every Urologist and Man Should Know About Peyronie’s Disease

Document Type : Commentary


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Introduction: The relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED) and Peyronie’s disease (PD) has not been well understood. A better understanding of this might lead to strategies to prevent this disorder.
Aim: To examine the relationship between ED and PD and develop strategies for the prevention of PD.
Methods: This review was based primarily on the author’s 45 year experience in a subspecialty dealing with these two disorders. Selected references were cited to help support these views.
Main Outcomes Measures and Results: A synthesis of the author’s experience was used to develop a better understanding of the relationship of ED to PD. A new term (erectile insufficiency) was proposed , and a new definition for safe sex was given. Strategies to prevent PD were developed.
Conclusion: ED is a significant factor in the development of PD. Using this knowledge patients can be educated on how to reduce the chance of developing this disorder.