The male member is a wonderful organ, as any male knows, but most men aren’t intimately familiar with the various anatomical parts of that organ and their functions. But a more precise understanding of the manhood parts can help to better understand one’s male organ health. For example, many men who have a significantly bent male organ – a condition known as Peyronie’s disease – may not know that part of their problem centers on a manhood part known as the tunica albuginea.
Tunica albuginea information
To learn about the tunica albuginea, it’s necessary to know a little about basic male member anatomy. Inside the manhood are three cylinders – two of which are basically twins and are called the corpora cavernosa (which means cavernous bodies), and a third, much smaller cylinder known as the corpus songiosum, which lies underneath the corpora cavernosa. All three of these cylinders are composed of a very spongy tissue. In addition, each of the corpus cavernosum are lined with a thin layer of tissue called the tunica albuginea. (It may help to picture a hot dog; the outer skin casing is like the tunica albuginea, while the inner “meat” of the hot dog is like the corpus cavernosum.)
When the member becomes tumescent, the spongy tissue of the corpora cavernosa absorbs an increased flow of blood, which causes them to expand and harden. The tunica albuginea contain a fair amount of elastin, which enables them to expand as well so they can “keep up” with the corpora cavernosa.
Bent male organ problem
As mentioned, Peyronie’s disease is a situation in which a man possesses a significantly bent male organ – not one with a small degree of curvature, but one in which the bending is enough to cause pain and/or manhood function issues. In most cases, this bending occurs due to a problem with the tunica albuginea.
Peyronie’s disease comes about most often because scar tissue has developed in the member. This frequently happens when there is trauma to the manhood. It may be a one-time traumatic event, such as getting hit in the organ by a baseball, or it may be due to repeated small traumatic events, such as repeated rough handling of the member during coupling or self-gratification.
Very often this scarring takes place in the tunica albuginea. The scar tissue is part of the healing process post-trauma, but scar tissue does not have the same elasticity that is needed for an organ that changes size as the manhood does. When there is too much scar tissue, it overcomes the natural elasticity of the tunica albuginea. When the member starts to tumesce, the side of the organ with scar tissue cannot expand as much as the rest of the member, so it causes the organ to bend.
In addition to causing a bent male organ, this scarring may prevent the corpora cavernosa from filling up with as much blood as they would otherwise; this can result in tumescence function challenges as well.
If a man has a severely bent male organ, he should consult with his doctor, especially if it causes pain or interferes with his sensual satisfaction. Sometimes a bent male organ resolves on its own. When it doesn’t, there are several medication options that may be tried. In some cases, surgery may be suggested to alleviate Peyronie’s disease.
Often a bent male organ, whether due to a scarred tunica albuginea or for other reasons, may become overly sore. Regular application of a top drawer male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) may help reduce soreness. Seek out a crème that contains soothing moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter and vitamin E. In addition, take pains to find a crème that also includes L-carnitine. A bent male organ may sometimes result in de-sensitization of the member, and L-carnitine has neuroprotective properties that can help fight that unwelcome development.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.