A man with a bent manhood may in some cases experience painful tumescence and difficulty with partner activity; it's possible that this condition may indicate a connective tissue disorder.
A bent manhood is often a source of anxiety for many men. Some curvature of the male organ is perfectly normal; most men do not have a perfectly straight tool, and a slight bend or curve in one direction or another is no cause for concern. However, a severely curved male organ may indicate that a man may be affected by or at risk of developing a connective tissue disorder that can affect other parts of the body, as well. This again demonstrates that focusing on male organ health, which is important in itself, can also provide insights into health issues that may occur in other parts of the body.
The bent manhood
Curvature occurs in the male organ for a variety of reasons. In most cases, the curvature is not so severe that it causes any issues; however, in some cases it can cause pain and/or interfere with the successful performance of basic bedroom activities. In such cases, a man is often diagnosed with a condition called "Peyronie's disease."
Named after François Gigot de la Peyronie, an 18th-century French surgeon, Peyronie's disease is usually caused by the build-up of plaque on the male organ. This build-up creates a hard lump in the layers of the male tissue. As the plaque forms and grows, it hardens into a scar; the scar then has a negative effect on the natural elasticity of the male organ.
If, for example, the scar tissue build-up occurs on the top side of the male organ, it creates an imbalance, especially when blood flows in and the organ becomes firm. The underside of the male organ retains its natural elasticity and grows as usual. But the top side of the male organ has a hampered elasticity and responds to the underside growth by bending upward.
This can not only cause difficulty in performing relations, but can be physically painful as well - often intensely so, making tumescence quite uncomfortable.
Connective tissue disorder
Peyronie's disease is considered a connective tissue disorder - that is, a condition in which tissue which performs a connecting function between structures of the body is impacted; connective tissue is made up of collagen and elastin, and includes cartilage, tendons, bones, etc. Some common connective tissue disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma. The National Institutes of Health estimates that about 30% of men with Peyronie's disease are or will be affected by other connective tissue disorders. Often, the disorder is localized in the hands and/or feet.
Treatment for connective tissue disorder can vary widely, depending on the form of disorder and what tissues are involved. Most often, the goal of the treatment is to reduce the inflammation that is keeping the collagen and elastin from functioning properly. A man with Peyronie's disease should check with his doctor to see if he is likely to develop any connective tissue disorders in other parts of his body; similarly, a man who finds he has a connective tissue disorder not localized in the male organ may want to be on the lookout for signs that Peyronie's disease may be developing.
Treating Peyronie's disease
In very mild cases of Peyronie's disease, the inflammation may resolve by itself and the excess curvature then gradually goes away, as well. In extreme cases, surgery may be required to correct painful cases.
Many men find relief from the bent manhood caused by Peyronie's disease through the application of a high quality male organ health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). The key here is to use a cream that includes ingredients proven to have an impact on the causes of connective tissue disorder. It is essential that the cream includes acetyl L-carnitine, which is a neuroprotective ingredient that helps heal peripheral nerve damage and can impact the scar tissue build-up that causes curvature. Also essential: a cream rich in vitamin C, which is very important in the production of collagen; as healthy collagen is a major component of connective tissue, this can significantly influence treatment of Peyronie's disease.