Every man should be proud of his penis and why shouldn’t he be? However, men with a bent penis don’t always feel as confident about their member, which can lead to years of embarrassment and anxiety.
It should be said that there’s nothing wrong with some penis curvature, with many women preferring it. It’s when the curvature leads to pain during sex that a bent penis becomes a cause for concern.
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent curvature from occurring or worsening so that you don’t have to live with these negative feelings, and it all starts with avoiding certain medications.
What causes a bent penis?
A bent penis is usually diagnosed as Peyronie’s disease, which is either caused by a genetic condition or by a trauma to the penis. Basically, plaque starts building up in a certain area, which prevents the penis skin from extending and stretching in the way that it needs to. So when an erection occurs and the penis isn’t able to stretch on one side, the penis will start to curve.
In most instances, this plaque build-up is caused by Peyronie’s disease but in other instances, medication is the culprit.
Academy Laser Clinics’ penis enlargement professionals recommend avoiding the following medications to prevent a bent penis:
- Interferon. Men who are receiving treatment for hepatitis C or multiple sclerosis will use a drug called Interferon. Medical professionals have found a link between multiple sclerosis and Peyronie’s disease, with many believing that Interferon is the reason why patients end up with a bent penis.
- Beta blockers. Men with high blood pressure will very likely be on beta blockers. Beta blockers slow down the production of adrenaline and lead to the development of fibrotic tissue, which can result in a bent penis.
- Anticonvulsants. It is mostly epileptics who will use anticonvulsant medication to manage their condition but it can also be used to treat bipolar disorder and neuropathic disease. Studies have shown that anticonvulsants could be linked to Peyronie’s disease.
If you’ve noticed penis curvature that wasn’t there before or the curvature is worsening, it may be time to speak to your doctor about the causes and whether any of your medications could be causing it. If you are currently taking any of the above medications, speak to your doctor about alternatives.
If it turns out that medication is not the reason that you’re experiencing penis curvature, alternative treatments can be discussed and pain medication can be prescribed in order to alleviate any discomfort that you might be experiencing.
As an additional step, a penis health crème that contains vitamin C is highly recommended. Vitamin C helps with collagen production, which will improve the tone and elasticity of the penis skin, helping those experiencing penis curvatures. Crème that contains L-carnitine is an added bonus as this neuroprotective ingredient will help improve penis sensation that might be lost due to the build-up of plaque.