Can Beta Blockers Cause a Bent Manhood
Beta blockers are a popular treatment for controlling blood pressure, but is there any reason to worry about what effect they might have on male organ health? Some studies indicate they might increase the risk of tumescence dysfunction. Interestingly, some studies have also indicated that beta blockers can be a risk factor for developing Peyronie’s disease, also known as the "bent manhood disease."
About beta blockers
Sometimes called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, beta blockers are frequently prescribed for high blood pressure and migraines. The tablet basically works by "blocking" epinephrine, a hormone which people know more familiarly as adrenaline.
Beta blockers can either work on the heart alone or on the heart and blood vessels. When used properly, they force the heart to beat a little more slowly, which in turn brings down otherwise-elevated blood pressure. Sometimes the medicine also helps open up blood vessels, which allows blood to flow more freely – thereby also helping to reduce high blood pressure.
Typically, beta blockers aren’t prescribed for high blood pressure until other methods have been tried and found wanting. They also are often prescribed in tandem with other medications that treat high blood pressure.
A number of studies have indicated that a man who uses beta blockers is at increased risk of tumescence dysfunction. This seems to be due to decrease in male hormone brought about by the beta blockers, which in turn can decrease sensual drive and/or the ability to attain and maintain tumescence.
The bent manhood connection
Some curvature of the firm member is quite common among men. When the degree of curvature is slight, it usually causes no problem. However, when the degree is significant, it can make penetration difficult. In addition, tumescent members themselves may become painful when the bent manhood is too severely curved. Cases of extreme curvature are typically labeled as Peyronie’s disease.
In most cases, the bent manhood occurs thanks to a build-up of plaque due to repeated injury. When trauma occurs on the member, scar tissue develops as part of the healing process. If layers of scar tissue develop in one place, it can affect the elasticity of the manhood skin. Thus when tumescence occurs, the section loaded with scar tissue acts to prevent the skin from stretching, causing the curvature.
How do beta blockers come into play here? One of the side effects of beta blockers is the development of fibrotic tissue. If this occurs on the member, it has the same effect as layers of scar tissue, interfering with the natural elasticity of the male organ skin. Thus, a bent manhood may develop.
Of course, there can be other reasons why a man comes down with a bent manhood. However, if a link between the bent manhood and beta blocker usage seems likely, a man should discuss this with his doctor to determine if another medication might be used in place of the beta blocker.
Whether caused by beta blockers or another reason, men with a severely bent manhood should apply a top drawer male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). As mentioned, Peyronie’s disease is often accompanied by significant manhood pain when the member is firm. A crème with a potent combination of moisturizers, such as Shea butter (a high-end emollient) and vitamin E (a natural hydrator) can help provide some soothing relief. In addition, try to find a crème that contains vitamin C. This vitamin is essential for giving male organ skin the tone and elasticity it needs; while it may not cure scar tissue build-up, it can help provide greater elasticity.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving member sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.
by: John Dugan