Our Guide to Peyronie’s Disease: Facts and Treatment Options

Men who are living with Peyronie’s disease, already know how painful the condition can be. Aside from the physical pain, the inability to have a healthy sex life imposes its own sort of pain.

Peyronie’s disease is a painful condition in which scar tissue builds up in the penis, causing erections to curve and result in pain or discomfort when erect. Living with Peyronie’s disease can be debilitating, and treatment is necessary.

According to an article published in the Asian Journal of Andrology, men living with Peyronie’s may experience a number of serious, related conditions including:

  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulty maintaining a romantic relationship

Each of these conditions can be life altering. In addition to these emotional issues is the physical pain that comes with having Peyronie’s disease. It becomes clear how necessary treatment for this condition is.

Risk Factors for Peyronie’s Disease

Genetics may play a role in causing Peyronie’s disease. Another condition called Dupuytren’s Contracture may also increase the risk of developing Peyronie’s disease.

Getting older is also a risk factor for developing Peyronie’s disease, according to Healthline. As a man gets older, the tissue in the penis may weaken, making it more susceptible to injury. This susceptibility can make one more prone to injury of the penis, which may lead to the buildup of scar tissue that characterizes Peyronie’s disease.

Regardless of age or the cause of the condition, those with Peyronie’s disease have something in common: They require treatment.

Surgery as a Treatment Option

Surgery for Peyronie’s disease can result in a number of adverse outcomes.

According to UCSF Health, some of the risks of surgery for Peyronie’s disease include:

  • Impotence, or the inability to achieve an erection or orgasm (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED)
  • Nerve injury
  • Complications related to anesthesia, which is required for Peyronie’s disease surgery

Fortunately, relatively new treatments for Peyronie’s have emerged that do not require surgery.

Considering the risks of surgery for Peyronie’s disease, more natural treatments should be considered.

Using Shockwaves to Improve Erectile Health

For patients with Peyronie’s disease, GAINSWave® therapy could prove effective. After all, the overarching goal of GAINSWave® therapy is to remove plaque, or scar tissue that has built up in the penis.

A paper published in Translational Andrology and Urology supports such assertions. In it, author Eric Chung states that low-intensity shockwave therapy could be successful in treating Peyronie’s (p. 366). He adds that, if a therapy successfully removes plaque in the penis, pain and deformity characterized by Peyronie’s disease may both disappear.

The paper also states that, unlike most surgeries for Peyronie’s disease, low-intensity shockwave therapy is non-invasive, which may be appealing for those who prefer a low-risk option for improving their penile health.

GAINSWave® Therapy May Reduce the Effects of Your Peyronie’s Disease

Those who are experiencing the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, should speak with their doctors. They may be able to determine through X-rays and other diagnostic procedures whether a buildup of plaque in the penis is causing or contributing to your Peyronie’s disease.

A doctor can advise a patient on the options for improving the condition. One of those options may be GAINSWave® therapy. This therapy involves the use of low-intensity shockwaves that course through penile tissue, removing plaque and stimulating blood flow in the penis.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, low-intensity soundwave therapy promotes blood flow to the penis as well as the recruitment of stem cells in the area and, over time, will improve the ability to maintain an erection. This treatment and its effects may ultimately address some or all of the effects s Peyronie’s disease.

Contact a GAINSWave® Provider Today to Discuss Your Options for Treating Peyronie’s Disease

GAINSWave® therapy may be able to help improve blood flow and tissue growth in your penis by removing the plaque contributing to or causing the curvature of your penis.

Contact your local GAINSWave® provider today for a consultation.

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