Information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) suggests that Peyronie’s disease (PD) doesn’t cause testicular pain. However, pain may be experienced in the penis in men diagnosed with PD, especially when erect. Peyronie’s can develop when a hard lump of fibrous tissue (plaque) forms in the penile shaft.
As it develops, the plaque pulls on the surrounding tissues and changes the shape of the penis, causing it to bend or curve. Penile curvature can result in painful erections, making sexual intercourse difficult or impossible. If men experience pain in the testes or penis, they should speak with their doctor.
Although there is no definitive agreement on what causes the disease, according to the NIDDK, the general consensus is that PD disease more commonly occurs after an injury to the penis causing the plaque to form during the healing process, but that doesn’t account for all cases.
Some Men Are More Susceptible to Developing PD Disease
The NIDDK explains that a man could have a higher risk of developing PD if he engages in vigorous sexual or non-sexual activities for long periods that can cause repeated small injury to the penis (such as sports).
There are several treatments available for Peyronie’s disease. It’s important for men to consider each of them and consult with their doctors, who will work with them to find the most appropriate solution. Seeking help early can help them to stop the disease from progressing further and to maintain sexual performance.
Signs and Symptoms of Peyronie’s
It’s a medically accepted fact that Peyronie’s disease can be divided into two phases, acute and chronic. Mayo Clinic reports that the acute stage “may last only two to four weeks but sometimes lasts for up to a year or longer” and is characterized by: Pain in the penis and penile curvature or deformity. The chronic phase can include symptoms such as a reduction in pain and change in the deformity or curvature of the penis.
Management of Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s affects every man differently. It can affect his self-confidence and his relationship with his partner. Along with treating the physical symptoms of PD disease, a study published in the journal Sexual Medicine shows that it’s important to consider a man’s psychological welfare at the same time. There are several tools and therapies available to help with this, namely:
- Speaking with a doctor as soon as possible
- Communicating with and involving a partner with the healing process
- Seeking advice from specialist counselors, such as through couples therapy
It’s also important to note how making healthy lifestyle choices can have a positive impact on PD. According to a study published in the Asian Journal of Andrology, there is a link between lifestyle changes that are used to treat erectile dysfunction and the treatment of Peyronie’s disease. Adopting good habits such as eating a healthy diet, exercising appropriately, stopping smoking, and moderating alcohol intake will not only improve a man’s overall wellbeing but help the body to better heal.
Treatments and Therapies for PD
Amongst current treatments and therapies used to treat Peyronie’s, doctors and practitioners are using shockwave therapy as a means of breaking up scar tissue in the penis. Shockwave therapy increases blood flow to the penis and eradicates erectile dysfunction caused by PD disease. Shockwave therapy like the GAINSWave® treatment is a comfortable procedure which is both drug- and surgery-free. A BJU International study reports promising results from such treatment usage, with patients demonstrating a high level of satisfaction from the outcome.
If a man is diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease, he does have options. As PD is a treatable condition and restoring a healthy sex life can be made possible—and enjoyable—once again. GAINSWave® therapy for erectile dysfunction and the treatment of Peyronie’s may help him. If interested parties are interested in a clinically proven solution to PD disease and want to begin their journey back to optimal sexual performance, they should reach out to a GAINSWave® treatment provider for more information about how high frequency, low-intensity soundwaves can improve blood flow to the penis, remove micro-plaque, and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels.
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GAINSWave® treatment only takes about 30 minutes and is pain-free. It is non-invasive with no downtime, it is conducted in the office by a trained medical professional, and there are little to no side effects. Men suffering from erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, or simply want to “bio-hack” their sex lives should consider GAINSWave® therapy.