Embarrassing Bodies – 3rd February 2010

By , February 4, 2010 10:05 am

So the Channel 4 program Embarrassing Bodies‘ is back for a new series and it kicked off last night with the usual collection of cringe-worthy conditions and demonstrations of questionable personal healthcare!

Some highlights of last night’s programme included a rather unfortunate chap suffering from Peyronie’s Disease, a young lady with tubular breasts and a look at flatulence.

Peyronie’s Disease is a condition which causes the penis to bend on erection. It can be very painful and affect a man’s performance in bed which brings with it all kinds of psychological problems. It typically first appears around age 55 and is said to affect approximately 1 – 3 out of 100 men. First appearing as a lump on the shaft of the penis, this can develop into an area of hardened tissue which causes the bend. Treatment is by medication or surgery which remove the immediate ‘plaque’ but may not offer a long-term solution. Find out more about Peyronie’s Disease at http://www.peyronies.org/.

Tubular breast syndrome is a congenital deformity of the breast that manifests at the onset of puberty, caused by the incomplete development of the breast’s mammary gland. The breasts have a characteristic tubular shape and are often asymmetrical. Here’s a clip from the show:

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