French surgeon Francois de la Peyronie described Peyronie’s Disease back in 1743 and it was written about dating back as early as 1687. Yet men today still deal with the condition and it still remains so embarrassing that men still don’t talk about it. The most common symptoms of Peyronie’s are a curvature, lump or hard area of the penis that leads to penile pain and painful erections.
Peyronies Disease primarily affects men between the ages of 45 – 60, although an age range of 18 to 80 years has been reported. The average age at onset is 53. It affects mostly Caucasians and is more common in men of Scandinavian and European decent.
According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health, some studies have shown occurrence rates of Peyronie’s Disease range from 1% to 4%; but autopsy studies state that 22% of men have some lesions on the penile tunica albuginea, which shows men are not getting treated for Peyronies Disease while they are alive, mostly because of the stigma associated with the condition.