Peyronie’s disease is a troublesome disorder that can occur out of nowhere. This condition is identified by a painful, significantly bent penile shaft. It is unclear exactly what causes this disorder, but there are many risk factors that can contribute to contracting it. These include genetic factors, penile injury, and poor diet / diabetes. In order to form a good plan for handling your case of peyronie’s, it is important to understand the underlying mechanism for the disorder. The bending found in this condition is caused by penile plaque, or layers of scar tissue, that form within the penile shaft, specifically around the corpora cavernosa. The penile shaft becomes angled upwards when hard deposits of plaque form in the area. This causes a very uncomfortable and painful experience, and can result in side effects such as inability to engage in sexual intercourse and difficulty urinating.
There is currently no cure for peyronie’s disease, but there are treatment options other than surgery that can help those with the condition reduce symptoms, and help those without it reduce their risk of contracting the symptoms.
One of the easiest ways to decrease the chances of plaque build up throughout the body is to engage in a consistent exercise routine. Exercise helps keep your blood vessels healthy and plaque free, preventing any additional plaque build up and helping decrease the amount of bad cholesterol build up that leads to plaque formation. Exercise helps keep blood flow strong and efficient throughout the body due to its benefits to the heart, which helps filter out bad particles that can clog arteries. In addition, exercise also has been shown to decrease the incidence of erectile dysfunction in men.
An easy addition to any daily routine, stretching is one of the healthiest habits that you can do daily to improve blood flow and muscle health throughout the body. Peyronie’s disease is caused by plaque build up and an inability of the blood vessels to efficiently clear this blockage. Stretching helps your blood vessels elasticity and ability to dilate and divert blood where it is needed. When blood vessels are healthier, they are able to prevent plaque build up and perform more efficient maintenance.
3. Kegel Exercises
A popular exercise for pregnant women, kegel exercises are used to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that help the genital area maintain strong erections, as well as provide the area with sufficient blood flow. When these muscles are strengthened, the ability for blood flow to maintain healthy arteries and tissues in the area is greatly improved. In addition, kegels can help to improve stamina and sexual pleasure.
4. Pulsed Acoustic Wave Therapy
One of the more recent treatment options that has made itself available to the general public, pulsed acoustic wave therapy for Peyronie’s Disease uses wave “pulses” that can break up plaque and clogging within arteries and improve blood flow in and around the area treated. Initially, this type of therapy was used in Europe to treat heart disease patients in order to help improve blood flow quality to the heart through main arteries and veins. This type of therapy has been shown to be extremely effective in breaking up the plaque that causes peyronie’s disease and reducing the overall curvature it causes.
Peyronie’s disease can be a tremendous burden to those it affects, resulting in sexual difficulties as well as causing annoyances to your daily life as well. Instead of opting for potentially painful, expensive, and difficult surgery to the penile area, use these options to naturally reduce the symptoms and correct the root cause of the issue.