Peyronie’s Disease is a condition that can affect men of ANY age. Peyronie’s can be caused by a number of factors, including penile injury, calcification, scar tissue, or even problems with the ligaments that suspend the penis. The curvature can be mild to severe, and in some cases, can make intercourse painful to either or both parties, or even impossible due to extreme curvature. How to fix Peyronie’s Disease can vary from person to person.
The curvature (caused either by plaque or scar tissue) can appear just about anywhere along the penile shaft and, depending on where it is located, determines whether the curve will be upward, downward, or to one side or the other. Some men have had it appear on both the top and bottom, resulting in even more unusual curving or a ring of plaque that can affect the length of the penis. The presence of this sharp curve can create difficulties when attempting penetrative sex as well as being physically uncomfortable.
What Can Cause Peyronie’s Disease?
In cases where a penile injury is not the culprit, the exact causes of Peyronie’s Disease have not yet been fully understood. There are studies being conducted into whether genetics may play a part. The most common activity that can cause the scar tissue to begin developing is overly-athletic sex, where the penis may be bent or injured during vigorous penetration or contact with the partner’s pelvic bone. Sports or impact injuries can also result in scar tissue forming. The first symptoms a man might notice would be, a new distinct bend or curve, difficulty gaining an erection, or experiencing pain.
How Can I Fix Peyronie’s Disease?
Surgery is usually reserved for when the symptoms have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. Before that decision is made, there are a few different treatment options to fix Peyronie’s Disease without surgery that should be considered:
Oral medications are sometimes prescribed during the initial phase, while the fibrous tissue is still forming. Vitamin E and Potassium Amino-Benzoate have shown to shrink the size of any external plaque formations that have developed but do not help with correcting the curve that may have developed.
The long-term effects of medication do not show much improvement overall, and most of the benefits are minimal. At the same time, the cost and quantity of the pills needed can be prohibitive. Some men have been prescribed 24 pills a day for multiple months, with side effects affecting their digestion.
Some topical gels and creams are available, usually requiring several months of continuous application to achieve any results. H-100 gel, for example, has shown some benefit to an overall reduction in the size of any plaque formations and reducing the severity of the curve, but most topical therapies, including H-100, have had mixed results and are still being studied for long-term use.
After numbing the area, an injection can be applied directly into the plaque which is intended to provide a higher concentration of the medication directly into the affected area. This is best done early while the scar tissue is being formed rather than after the plaque has fully developed. Interferon and Collagenase injections can help control scar tissue formation but are still under review for effectiveness after the scar tissue has become surface plaque.
Looking for the No Pain, Needles, or Surgery Solution?
Acoustic Wave Therapy
For men who are looking for a non-pharmaceutical remedy that is non-invasive, and who want to avoid the cost and risks associated with surgery, try Acoustic Wave Therapy. This treatment does not require numbing, unlike injections, and multiple studies have shown marked improvement in the majority of those receiving Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT).
Most men, 71% in one study, showed a reduction of plaque formations and/or scar tissue resulting from the injury. Many recipients reported improved sex lives after the curve of their penis became less pronounced, and they were able to have penetrative sex again. Along with the reduction in plaque and scar tissue, and the resultant straightening effects, there were also fewer instances of subsequent erectile dysfunction. The lessening of associated pain alone, which has been shown to occur very quickly, can significantly impact a man’s overall quality of life.
Acoustic Wave Therapy has proven to have few side effects, is generally painless with mild “tingling” as the most common description, and can be done through a series of short, in-office treatments that require no recuperative period after treatment. If interested, anyone can book a consultation today.