At UroSciences, we’re always combing the Web for the latest information on Peyronie’s Disease, prostate cancer, and other urology news. Below, we’ve compiled some interesting facts on Peyronie’s Disease that you may not have realized before:
- Peyronie’s disease, also known as curvature of the penis, has been referenced in history since the 1300’s.
- The disease was named for the personal physician of Louis XV, King of France.
- Peyronie’s disease affects an estimated 3-9 percent of men.
- PD is most commonly seen in Caucasian males over the age of 40.
- Blood type A+ is most commonly associated with Peyronie’s
- Peyronie’s disease is a listed side effect of some beta blocker medications.
- Approximately 3 in 10 men with Peyronie’s disease also have other connective tissue disorders of the hands, and sometimes, feet.
- Men as young as 18 are affected by Peyronie’s
- CITA is an acronym for chronic inflammation of the tunica albuginea.
- Depression and withdrawal is common among men with Peyronie’s Disease.
For more information, we invite you to view some of our other blog posts, including overcoming embarrassment and getting help for Peyronie’s disease, and the PDAD (Peyronie’s Disease Assessment Device) for patients and urologists