Peyronie’s Disease Treatments
Peyronie’s disease causes the penis to become curved when it’s erect. Some men can live a normal life with the ‘bent penis’ condition, and in this cases the doctor might recommend no special treatment and would simply ask you to return if it starts interfering with you life. But if the problem has been present for a long time and is causing you sexual difficulties such as pain during sex and/or erectile dysfunction, it may advisable to go to the urologist since there are treatments for Peyronie’s disease that men can look into.
The goal of the treatment is to relief pain and slow down the progression of the condition, strengthen the penis (if the deformity is drastic and the curvature is painful) and the cure of impotence.
Treatments available are:
- Peyronie’s Device (read review)
- Medication and supplements
- Physical therapy
- Other traction devices
Surgery is a recommended option to explore if the ‘curved penis’ condition is making life a hassle; it’s generally reserved for serious, long-term cases, for instance if the deformity of the penis is severe or prevents the individual from having sex. There are three kinds of surgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease.
- Shortening the unaffected side
- Lengthening the affected side
- Penile implants
Medication and supplements
In some cases, drugs injected directly into the penis may reduce curvature and pain associated with Peyronie’s disease. Evidence on the effectiveness of penile injections is limited. Medications that are used include:
- Verapamil. This is a drug normally used to treat high blood pressure. It appears to disrupt the production of collagen, a protein that appears to be a key factor in the formation of Peyronie’s disease scar tissue.
- Interferon. This is a type of protein that appears to disrupt the production of fibrous tissue and help break it down.
- Potassium para-aminobenzoate (Extreme Amino) – Read More Here
- Coenzyme Q10 – Read More here
Some studies have shown that adding vitamin E also improves Peyronie’s disease. Similar studies have been done on para-aminobenzoate, a substance related to B-complex vitamins, but the results have been inconclusive. Both of these substances theoretically decrease or inhibit the scar tissue (plaque) formation.
Self-administered manual stretching techniques are another option to bear in mind. Manual exercises commonly involve pulling and squeezing the penis. ‘The outward stretch’, ‘The jelquing exercise’ and ‘Multi angle stretch’ are the three exercises that can be done to improve the crooked penis. Conducting a lot of research into the proper way these exercises are performed is well advised. This way, you will gain a better understanding how to go about the process.
Penis traction device (Peyronie’s Device)
Doctors are starting to look into less intrusive forms of therapy as an alternative to surgery because many patients were unhappy with the results of the intervention due mostly to the penile shortening that happens after the surgery. The penis extender is a possible treatment to correct curvature, or at the very least to impede the curvature from getting worse. Studies have shown that penile extender devices provided only minimal improvements in penile curvature but patients were generally satisfied and happy likely from increased penile length.
None of these treatments has so far proved conclusively superior to others, and benefits derived are probably sympathetic, placebo (psychological) or because of the self-limiting nature of the illness in some cases.