Often for many men, we only reach out for help with health problems that are attributed to our genital regions, when we can no longer address the problem ourselves. Even when this time comes, we address the medical side of the problem and attempt to solve the problem through treatment, but we overlook the emotional impact.
It is important not to overlook the emotional side of Peyronie’s, as the disease does not only affect the body. Men with Peyronie’s disease go through wide range of emotions. They can feel angry, sad, ashamed, embarrassed, isolated, and afraid. They can feel loss of manhood, lack of control, and be uncertain about what to do, or not to do.
Peyronie’s can lead to poor self-esteem and lead to loss of sexual confidence. Some men isolate themselves, get withdrawn and even become depressed.
Adapted from: Porterbrook Clinic and Sheffield Hospital Andrology Service Information on Peyronie’s disease.
Andrology Australia Factsheet.
How can Dave Wells help?
Addressing the psychological aspect of Peyronie’s is therefore as important as addressing the physical part. Dave Wells is empathetic, non-discriminatory, and non-judgmental, he has a wealth of knowledge about conditions that affect the penis from his experience, training at Hallemshire Hospital, as well as volunteering with the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia (PCFA) to provide a support group for men who live with Prostate cancer. Men who have a prostatectomy experience difficulties with achieving an erection as well as other penile conditions)
Dave Wells can support a person diagnosed with Peyronies by assisting with; referral options to health professionals, navigation through the treatment options, addressing relationship concerns, and finding peace in themselves.