There’s no cure for Peyronie’s disease. However, there are treatment options designed to alleviate its symptoms. Many men don’t like the side effects that come with oral medications, nor can they afford the downtime that comes with surgery. As scientific research into the sexual health field grows, there’s evidence suggesting that GAINSWave® therapy and the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment are viable methods for improving Peyronie’s disease. Both procedures can be performed in under an hour, resulting in no adverse side effects, and promote men’s sexual ability. These noninvasive options can only be administered by a medical professional or licensed caregiver.
Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s disease is a condition characterized by scar tissue causing the penis to take on an abnormal shape over time, such as a severe curve or bend. This wound-healing disorder can be caused by a sudden traumatic injury or the build-up of smaller afflictions over time. The penis then develops scar tissue, or plaque, to heal itself. As a result, the organ loses elasticity and takes on curvature. While not life-threatening, this condition can impede sexual intercourse and lead to a myriad of psychological issues.
Several symptoms may indicate that a man is afflicted with Peyronie’s disease, according to Mayo Clinic.
- Curling or bending of the penis
- A lump under the skin of the organ
- Pain during intercourse
- Shortening of the penis
- An inability to achieve or maintain an erection
The chances of developing Peyronie’s disease increase as men age, particularly around the age of 50 to 60 years old, according to Mayo Clinic. Some men are unable to recall any injury that would have resulted in their condition. However, genetics, autoimmune disorders, and diabetes also play a role in the development of Peyronie’s disease. Connective tissue diseases and previous surgeries for prostate cancer may also play a role in its occurrence.
Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Peyronie’s Disease
Translational Andrology and Urology published a study that looks into the psychological aspects of Peyronie’s disease. In the experiment’s test group, the researchers found that 80% of their participants reported feeling emotional distress as a result of their diagnosis, while 50% showed signs of depressive symptoms. Social stigma, isolation, and dysphoria all contributed to feelings of inadequacy and shame.
The University of Utah estimates that around 18 million men in the U.S. are currently living with some form of erectile dysfunction (ED). Yet, only 10% seek medical attention for their condition. Combined with the high rate of mental illness that often accompanies Peyronie’s disease and the overwhelming amount of men not seeking help, it’s safe to assume that these conditions contribute to a low quality of life for those affected.
Fighting Peyronie’s Disease Without Surgery or Medication
There are no two cases of Peyronie’s disease that are the same. While some men may only have mild symptoms, others may have trouble urinating or be unable to have sex. In today’s world of hectic work schedules, family planning, and other obligations, many men simply don’t have time to pursue intensive treatment for their sexual health. However, that’s all about to change. Two emerging techniques seek to provide relief to those suffering from Peyronie’s disease in a safe and sterile environment.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Works
GAINSWave® therapy offers a noninvasive natural solution for Peyronie’s disease that can be performed in the office in under 30 minutes. According to clinical studies published in Therapeutic Advances in Urology, shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction “generates a significant clinical improvement of erectile function.” GAINSWave® therapy targets the scar tissue that develops into Peyronie’s disease. By addressing the build-up of scar tissue, this treatment may help ease a patient’s pain and discomfort. The European Association of Urology published guidelines on erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, penile curvature, and priapism that report improvement of erectile function and blood flow of the penis in subjects treated with low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
This form of treatment benefits those with Peyronie’s disease in the way it:
- Breaks down scar tissue
- Improves blood flow
- Stimulates the growth of new blood vessels
The number of procedures required depends upon the severity of the disease.
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
The Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP)Treatment, also known as the Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP)Treatment, is another natural solution for treating men affected by Peyronie’s disease. This treatment harnesses the growth factors present in the bloodstream and uses them to stimulate blood vessel growth.
The procedure first draws blood from the patient’s body and places it into a centrifuge that isolates growth factors. The formula, containing platelet-rich plasma, is then reinjected into the patient’s penis at the affected sites. One of the benefits of this method is that there are virtually no side effects. Because the formula is created from a patient’s biological material, the body is less likely to have a negative reaction.
Following the completion of this procedure, patients have reported:
- Increased penis size
- Reduction in pain
- Increased frequency of erections
- Stronger orgasms
- Enhanced sexual performance
- Improved intrapersonal relationships
The number of injections will depend on a man’s physical wellbeing.
Contact a GAINSWave® Therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Treatment Provider Today
While there’s no cure for Peyronie’s disease, there are natural solutions available to improve its symptoms. There are clinics nationwide that provide both procedures with the goal of improved sexual function in mind. These treatments can be performed either independently or in conjunction with each other.
For more information, contact a GAINSWave® therapy provider near you today.