Any damage or trauma to the shaft of the penis can cause Peyronie’s Disease.
Men with Peyronie’s Disease have a curved penis. The curve of the penis typical of Peyronie’s disease is caused by fibrous scar tissues that form below the surface of the penis.
All of the causes of Peyronie’s disease are not fully understood, but we do know that any trauma to the penis could lead to the scarring typical of the disease. This means that activities such as mountain biking, motorcycle riding, and even “vigorous” sexual activity can lead to Peyronie’s disease. In that last category, intense or prolonged masturbation could also result in Peyronie’s Disease.
According to the Peyronie’s Disease Institute, there is another link between Peyronie’s and masturbation. We know that men with Peyronie’s tend to find that the condition can make it difficult or impossible to engage in normal sexual relations. This is either due to the physical limitations caused by the curve, or the embarrassment and low self-esteem having a curved penis can cause. Either way, men who are having difficulty with their sex lives due to Peyronie’s, may resort to increased masturbation for their sexual satisfaction. This can and often does, exacerbate the condition.
Rather than resorting to excessive masturbation to deal with the sexual frustration of having Peyronie’s disease, men should seek help for the condition.
How Is Peyronie’s Disease Treated?
Up until recently, the only way to reverse the curve of Peyronie’s disease was through painful and invasive surgery. Oral medications such as Xiaflex, have shown limited effectiveness in completely dissolving the scar tissue typical of the disease.
However, a remarkable, noninvasive treatment called extracorporeal shockwave therapy, or ESWT, has been showing great promise in the treatment of Peyronie’s.
ESWT For Peyronie’s Disease
ESWT in and of itself is not new. It has been used in other areas for decades such as for the treatment of kidney stones, and for joint injures and other orthopedic conditions. More recently, effective ESWT protocols have been developed for the treatment of ED, and now those protocols have been modified to provide a specific, and effective shockwave treatment for men with Peyronie’s disease. We call our ESWT treatment the GAINSWave™ for Peyronie’s Disease.
In clinical trials, shockwave therapy has been shown to be an effective alternative treatment to typical surgical interventions for patients with Peyronie’s, such as penile grafts, implants, or suturing techniques, which are far more painful and invasive.
A 2016 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, entitled, Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) as a treatment for Peyronie’s disease, concluded, “All patients were able to have intercourse after the treatment” and that “ESWT is effective and safe [for Peyronie’s Disease]. It improves sexual health. It has a positive effect on reducing pain during erection and improves sexual function and the mental state of patients.”
Most interesting and relevant to ESWT and ED, in patients with Peyronie’s and ED, a study found that 60% of the patients treated with shockwave therapy saw improvement in erectile function, and 20% were able to resume sexual intercourse without oral PDE5 inhibitors.
If you are suffering the pain and embarrassment of Peyronie’s disease, and thought your only treatment options were surgery, or less than ideal prescription drugs, think again!
Contact our offices today, to learn more about the GAINSWave™ protocol for Peyronie’s Disease, and ask about special discounts for first time GAINSWave™ patients!