Several of my readers have asked me about which products are best for Peyronie’s disease (I have several products I can recommend) and the causes/effects of Peyronie’s disease. Since I have received so much e-mail about this I decided to take the time to write a comprehensive article answering all of your questions and giving you one of the most detailed rundowns of Peyronie’s disease on the web – a whopping 2000+ word post!
I hope you find this resource invaluable – I spent a lot of time making it.
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What is Peyronie’s Disease?
There can be a couple of causes for Peyronie’s. The first cause is some sort of injury that causes severe bleeding inside the penis which over time develops scar tissue and forces the penis to bend upwards. This can be extremely painful to the person with the trauma. The second cause of Peyronie’s is a slow progression. Scar tissue develops in the form of plaque over a period of months or years. Experts still do not know why this happens to some men – it may possibly be genetics.
What Does Peyronie’s Do?
Peyronie’s forms a hard lump of scar tissue or plaque on the shaft of the penis. It is a totally harmless (no cancer etc) lump that begins as swelling. Sometime’s it may become inflamed on its own and cause some men pain for up to a year. Many times this forms permanent deposits of minerals like calcium and other scar tissue that become permanent and force the penis to start bending upwards. This can be extremely uncomfortable to men – both physically and emotionally.
How Can I Tell I Have Peyronie’s?
As mentioned above, it can be different from guy to guy, but the most frequently seen cases of Peyronie’s are as follows:
- Calcium Build Up/Scar Tissue – This can appear anywhere on the man’s shaft. Overtime this will start to cause a bend in the penis in whatever direction the plaque is formed
- Penis is Getting Smaller – Depending on where the build up forms, if it is on multiple sides the penis may shrink as a result due to the pressure
- Moderate to severe pain, hurts while having sex
- Erections become painful
If you experience any of these issues I would first recommend that you go to your doctor so they can take a look at it first, as not all of these signs represent Peyronie’s disease and may in fact mean that you have something else.
How Can I Diagnose This Disease?
While it is possible to make assumptions on your own and evidence from doing your own research, for an official diagnosis you will have to go to the emergency room/your family doctor and take a look at your medical history and have an examination. It may be diagnosed by:
- Sound wave treatment – this sends sound waves through your penis similar to ultrasound – this examines blood flow and any potential irregularities in the penis shaft.
- Traditional Ultrasound – This creates an image of the organ so the doctor can see if there is any plaque build up.
- History of Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s disease generally describes scar tissue in the penis shaft. It was named after a doctor from France over 250 years ago. Peyronie’s disease affects literally millions of men around the world, with most conditions starting to develop in their 50’s or 60’s. The plaque starts to form from small tears that develop over a lifetime. Peyronie’s plaque can also affect other areas of the body that have been exposed to many small injuries throughout a man’s lifetime.
How Does it Develop?
This scar tissue buildup – referred to as “plaque” forms in the tissue that wraps around erectile fibres. It develops on the top or bottom of the penis inside a thick membrane. As the plaque grows it starts to shorten many of the fibres and eventually starts to curve the penis upward.
How badly the disease progresses varies from person to person, and so do the symptoms. They may develop over time or develop overnight. In a study done with close to 100 men, 41 percent saw their symptoms worsen over time, and in 48 percent their Peyronie’s had stabilized itself and the body healed on its own. The remaining percentage saw the disease disappear completely.
Most men start noticing it through sexual intercourse. The bend can make it painful/difficult to maintain an erection and it may be uncomfortable for the female as well – which can lead to a lowered self esteem in the male.
Can Peyronie’s Lead to Erectile Dysfunction?
Yes – if the symptoms get worse and aren’t treated in time. The worse the bend in a penis gets the more ability it has to cut off proper blood flow. When you work at correcting this curvature it can restore blood flow and get erections back to their normal quality.
Can Peyronie’s Just Fix Itself?
In some cases – yes! Although this is generally a rare case. Most guys stabilize after one year with Peyronie’s and it does not get any worse, but it also does not get any better, and they make a decision to just live with it because it does not bother them too much. But 1/3 of men may have a worsening over time leading to problems down the road like pain, ED, etc.
Aside from potential medical complications Peyronie’s can lead to deformities, strange shapes in the penis, and other sexual/confidence problems in the men that it affects. Given these things, most men choose to address the problem early on in the process. Pharmaceuticals and surgical options can also be considered, but they are not free from side effects.
On the topic of medications…
Can Pharmaceutical Drugs Cause/Worsen Peyronie’s Disease?
Some drugs actually list Peyronie’s as a side effect. These drugs are known as beta blockers. For the most part this family of drugs is used to treat blood pressure, heart problems, and sometimes eye issues like glaucoma.
Interferon is another drug that lists Peyronie’s as a possible side effect and is used to treat MS. The chances of actually seeing Peyronie’s disease as a side effect with these medications is very low, but there is a possibility. For a detailed rundown on the side effects of each of these drugs, please consult with your doctor.
Some drugs that list Peyronie’s as a potential side effect.
- Glaucoma eye drop beta blocker
- Beta blockers
- Dilantin Kapseals
How Do These Drugs Lead to Peyronie’s Disease?
While exact causes of Peyronie’s disease have yet to be determined, they may be caused by a whole range of things from small tears that build up over a lifetime, genetics, and possible medicinal side effects. Some medications, toxins, or other chemicals may also be related to a cause of Peyronie’s.
It also has to be noted again that this disease does not develop overnight. It generally is a longer term disorder that progressively can get worse over time. In every case, I would recommend that you go see your physician and get a proper physical and diagnosis before pursuing any treatment option. Always follow your doctor’s advice.
Peyronie’s Myths & Common Misconceptions
There are so many misconceptions about Peyronie’s disease on the internet. Make sure that you do your proper research before acting on the issue. I have developed a short list of Peyronie’s myths that you can use to sort through the bullshit.
1. Peyronie’s Disease does not have a cause
Well, this is BS. There may not be one SINGLE cause for Peyronie’s disease but there are multiple potential causes that can be caused from a range of things such as trauma, long term tears, medicinal side effects, and genetics. This disease has also been seen to run in some families. It has also been linked to some general conditions from diabetes to hypertension.
2. Peyronie’s Affects Younger Men
This is also not true, while it CAN affect younger men, 75 percent of men with Peyronie’s disease are between the ages of 45 and 65. Only 10% of men with Peyronie’s are under the age of 40.
3. Peyronie’s can lead to cancer.
Everything about Peyronie’s plaque is benign, so do not be concerned that is may lead to cancer. It cannot spread to other body parts. It is also not contagious and cannot be spread. It is caused by persistent inflammation.
4. Surgery is the best way to deal with Peyronies
While surgery can be effective it also comes with a host of risks and side effects. No treatment on the market can make sure the disease will not come back in the future. I would recommend taking an all natural approach and use a specialized all natural system like the Peyronie’s device.
5. Peyronie’s Doesn’t Lead to ED (Erectile Dysfunction)
While both of these things can occur on their own, they can also influene one another. 30% – 80% of men with Peyronie’s disease may have directly related ED. Treating Peyronie’s can restore proper blood flow to the penis.
Are There Any Complications Related to Peyronie’s Disease?
As mentioned above, there are several complications of Peyronie’s, – including:
Penile Curvature – this can cause pain, bending, penis abnormalities, emotional distress, and in some cases if it has been left for too long can prohibit sexual intercourse. If not corrected and left for a long period of tim this can lead to permanent curvature.
Plaque Appearing in Other Parts of the Body – A recent study showed that about 30 percent of men with Peyronie’s disease developed a similar plaque develop in another area of the body. This is known as Dupuytren’s contracture.
Structure of Your Urethra – Peyronie’s can cause complications with your urethra structure. Your urethra is what connects to your bladder and gets urine out of your body. Having a bend in your penis can affect the structure of urethra.
ED (erectile dysfunction) – Over time Peyronie’s can affect the quality of blood flow to your penis, leading to a worsened ability to get and maintain an erection. The Peyronie’s will have to be addressed to see an improvement in this condition.
Confidence Issues – This can also severely affect the confidence of many men. It can affect sexual intercourse with your partner and then go on to affect the quality of your relationship. Confidence is key in sexual relationships as I talk about a lot here on this blog.
So Peyronie’s can be a serious penis issue that can negatively affect your health, confidence, and sex life. There are many treatment options available on the market and through your doctor.
How Do You Treat Peyronie’s Disease?
Now the good stuff. Basically the goal when aiming to restore Peyronie’s is to restore blood flow, appearance, confidence, and keep sexual activity at a high level. In some cases, treatment is not necessary at all, and in some cases, surgery may be required. But for the majority of cases that are mild cases an all-natural solution can be used. Peyronie’s can often be corrected all naturally within 6 months.
Medical/High Risk Treatments of Peyronies:
- Surgery – Expensive, high risk, and potential side effects
- Drugs – Also carry a whole host of unwanted side effects, injections can be used
- Radiation Therapy – In my opinion, avoid at all costs, can seriously affect general health down the road.
All Natural Treatment Options:
The use of extenders – extenders have been used to straighten the penis for over 30 years with great success. Doctors actually prescribe them in Europe. (A new Peyronie’s treatment device has just been released, you can read my review on it here).
- Vitamin E – In some cases, doctors have seen great results administering vitamin E
- Peyronie’s Device & Treatment Plan – This treatment plan is the first all natural treatment plan that is available on the market. It comes with an extender, supplement package, exercise package, and many more bonuses to help treat Peyronie’s disease naturally. It is currently my top pick for treating Peyronie’s naturally and effectively and the vast majority of users have seen their symptoms entirely disappear within 6 months using this option. I was lucky enough to get my hands on this package and review it for you guys, and you can read my comprehensive Peyronie’s Device and Treatment Plan review in the resources section below.
So there we had it! I spent a lot of time researching and writing this article for you guys, and it has been a long time coming. For additional resources please visit the following websites (no-affiliation whatsoever):
Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peyronies-disease/basics/definition/con-20028765
Peyronie’s Device Review: http://www.topenhancementreviews.com/reviews/peyronies-device/
If you have any questions or anything that you want me to add to this article, leave a comment below or send me an e-mail. I want to keep this resource cutting edge and incorporate all the input I can from you guys.