What Is Peyronie’s Disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a condition of the penis resulting from fibrous scar tissue (called plaque in the medical world) and causes penile curvature or even painful erections. A slight and natural bend is nothing to be concerned about; however, Peyronie’s disease can cause sexual intercourse to be painful as the penile curvature is much more than just “slight.” The bend will be quite significant, and it will not go away on its own.
Treat Peyronie’s Disease & Please Your Sexual Partner Again
Do you think you have Peyronie’s disease? As soon as you notice symptoms, you should visit your doctor to discuss the best treatment options for you, or connect with our clinic to discuss a pain-free, surgery-free, and drug-free alternative to treat your Peyronie’s disease symptoms. Treating Peyronie’s disease as early as possible may help it from worsening and even improve symptoms, which can include:
- A penile bend is commonly referred to as a curvature.
- Noticeable flat, or a hard band, of scar tissue on the side of the penis (also referred to as plaque) that builds up in your blood vessels
- Having trouble getting and maintaining an erection – erectile dysfunction is often reported before being diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease.
- Your penis may appear shorter.
- Pain with or without an erection, and specifically during sexual intercourse
Not seeking treatment can lead to permanent scar tissue and shortening of the penis. Peyronie’s disease can also come with other physical and mental complications like anxiety, stress, depression, difficulty getting your partner pregnant, and overall, stress on the sexual relationship with your partner.
What Causes Plaque Buildup In The Penis?
Men with Peyronie’s disease have a marked curvature of the penis.
The curve that is typical of the disease comes from the build-up of plaque or scar tissue that forms beneath the skin’s surface along the length of the penis. Sometimes men do just fine with the curve. But, for others, it results in painful erections, embarrassment, and often a total inability for men with Peyronie’s to have normal sexual relations. While the causes of Peyronie’s disease are still unknown, some factors may play a role in the buildup of plaque.
It’s thought that Peyronie’s disease may be a result of repeated injury to the penis, like during sexual activity, a sport, or an accident. While healing, the scar tissue can be what leads you to feel “lumps” or notice the curvature. Now, because of the scar tissue, the blood flow that makes the penis erect is disturbed, and the skin of the penis cannot expand properly, causing a bend and often pain. However, many men don’t report an injury before experiencing Peyronie’s symptoms, so there may be DNA traits that can be linked to the disease, such as:
- Vitamin-E deficiency
- Certain medications like beta-blockers (that manage abnormal heart rhythms and are used to treat high blood pressure)
- Certain connective tissue disorders
- Age, especially men in their 50s and 60s
- Prostate surgery
The Two Phases of Peyronie’s Disease
There are two phases of Peyronie’s disease; the active/acute phase and the stable/chronic phase.
The active/acute phase is when the plaque starts forming, and the pain is becoming noticeable; this may typically last five to seven months and, in rare cases, 18 to 24 months. The stable/chronic phase comes after the first phase and is when the pain is usually gone, but the bend and shortening of the penis may remain. In order to diagnose and treat your Peyronie’s disease, a physical exam will be conducted, so the expanse of the scar tissue is determined and effective treatment options can be discussed. Much like what we offer here at Original Health Institute, acoustic wave therapy.
Until recently, the only way to treat Peyronie’s disease was with painful and invasive surgeries and drugs that were not effective for all cases and had many side-effects such as grafting, plication, or a penile prosthesis. The risk of nerve injury on the penis after grafting or a prosthesis is very high, and operations can take up to four hours. Not to mention resuming sexual activity can take up to eight weeks or more. With plication, while the surgery process can be quick and risks associated with the surgery are minimal, it is not a method used to treat indentations or hourglass deformities.
However, at The Original Health Institute, we have introduced a revolutionary drug-free, completely non-invasive treatment for Peyronie’s FDA-approved disease and comes with little to no side effects. Instead, this breakthrough technique uses mild acoustical waves to break up the plaque that causes the curvature in the penis and has been clinically proven to work for most men.
Acoustic wave therapy is a powerful Peyronie’s disease treatment that utilizes sound wave energy to breakdown the scar tissue in the penis that is causing the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease.
How Peyronie's Disease Treatment Works
- Completely Non-invasive & Highly Effective
Peyronie’s disease treatment is completely surgery-free and non-invasive. It uses pulsed sound waves to painlessly break up the plaque below the penis’ surface that causes the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease. It’s completely all-natural and can do more than just reduce the plaque inside the penis. It can help straighten the penis and improve the blood flow to produce a stronger, firmer, and longer-lasting erection and, in turn, reduce pain.
- Effectively Treats ED That Often Comes With Peyronie’s
Most men with Peyronie’s disease also have Erectile Dysfunction (ED). However, since the ED that comes with Peyronie’s disease is caused by the disease itself, common ED treatments (like oral ED medications) are not effective for men with Peyronie’s and they often come with side effects. The acoustical wave treatment is a surgery-free solution for the ED that accompanies Peyronie’s disease and is not associated with negative side effects or pain during the procedure.
- Drug-Free & Convenient For Everyone
There are no drugs to take and no prescriptions to fill. Peyronie’s disease treatment is a simple in-office procedure completed in a matter of minutes in our Phoenix, AZ, clinic.
- Clinically-Proven Results
In clinical trials, soundwave therapy has been shown time and time again to be an effective alternative treatment to penile grafts, implants, or other far more painful and invasive ways to treat Peyronie’s disease. It can also take effect quickly and some men have even reported a happy change in their erect penis in a matter of 24 hours. Some have even noticed a change in the size of their penis in a few weeks’ time.
Peyronie’s disease can cause emotional and physical problems that hamper your ability to enjoy a happy and active sex life.
There is no need to just continue to live with the pain and embarrassment of Peyronie’s disease.
It’s time to enjoy life again! Schedule an appointment today, to see how we can help you achieve a satisfying sex life again.
Peyronie’s disease can cause emotional and physical problems that hamper your ability to enjoy a happier, more active, and satisfying sex life.
There is no need to just continue to live with the pain and embarrassment of Peyronie’s disease. It’s time to enjoy life again! Schedule an appointment today, to see how we can help you achieve a satisfying sex life again.
Talking about it may be embarrassing at first, but you shouldn’t just accept Peyronie’s disease as a part of your life.
We get it. Struggling with intimacy and noticing visible changes on your penis can be embarrassing, but it shouldn’t have to be. Our doctor knows and understands that having an unsatisfying sex life can negatively impact your mental health and your personal relationship. Peyronie’s disease can also be painful and we don’t want you living that way.
Together, we can find a solution that works best for you so you can get back to enjoying painless, firmer, and longer-lasting erections that will please both you and your partner. Don’t just accept ED or Peyronie’s disease as a part of your life. If you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas and you’re experiencing symptoms associated with Peyronie’s disease, our doctor is fully equipped and ready to help you in an all-natural, safe, and non-invasive manner.
Can shockwave therapy help to straighten the penis?
Yes, in fact, shockwave therapy is one of the only drug-free and surgery-free treatments available on the market (that is also FDA-approved) that can efficiently help to straighten the penis and rid it of any curvature.
What does shockwave therapy feel like?
What patients like most about the shockwave procedure are that it’s essentially painless. Some patients report feeling a mild pulsating sensation, whereas some patients report not feeling anything at all! The word “shock” often throws people off, but this isn’t anything to fear.
How common is Peyronie’s disease?
Four in 100 men will experience Peyronie’s disease between the ages of 40 and 70. It’s rare to occur in younger men; however, it can occur in your 30s.
Can Peyronie’s disease heal itself?
In some cases, Peyronie’s disease may not need to be treated, but if treated as early as possible, pain, bending, and shortening can drastically be reduced. If left untreated, permanent symptoms may include a shortened or curved penis.
- Can I still have sex with Peyronie’s disease?
You can still have sex, but it may cause discomfort, and you may find it more difficult to get and maintain a firm erection.
- Is Peyronie’s disease hereditary?
As mentioned above, there is no for sure cause that’s been determined, but medical experts do believe it can be passed down through men’s genetics.
- Can Viagra help Peyronie’s disease?
While Viagra can be effective in helping you get an erection, it does not address other issues associated with Peyronie’s disease. Viagra can also cause unwanted side effects such as headaches, blurry vision, indigestion, and in more rare, severe cases, an erection that lasts longer than four hours. Viagra does not reduce plaque buildup or improve the curvature of the penis. This is where the acoustic wave therapy is different. It can help you achieve a stronger and firmer erection and has little to no known side effects and also reduces the amount of plaque buildup, which is what is causing the penis to bend.
Let’s Discuss The Benefits of Peyronie’s Disease Treatment Today
Stop relying on pills or trying to mentally prepare yourself for penile surgery when there is an all-natural, drug-free, and surgery-free alternative right here in Phoenix awaiting you. Not treating ED or Peyronie’s disease can lead to permanent changes in the shape of your penis and also negatively affect your mental health. Our doctor is pleased to offer shockwave therapy that can improve blood flow in your penis, reduce the buildup of plaque, and provide you with the stronger, firmer, and longer-lasting erection that you were able to have in your 20s and 30s again.