Dear Dr Herazy,
I am a GP in the UK. I have a patient with Peyronies, who has been following your advice (through your publications and web site) for some time. He is very happy with your advice and his results. He asked if I could ask you some specific questions?
He has been using vitamin E for some time, and feels it does benefit him, however given the recent data from the SELECT trial, he is concerned if he should continue, he wondered what your advice might be. Also, he wanted to know if you had any position on the use of fish oils ( omega 6-3) and activated vit D ( cholecalciferol) in the management of PD.
I have been trying to guide him through the available data. He would have contacted you directly but asked if I would do so, partly because I suspect he feels it is more 'official' through me and partly because I understand he does not have internet access at the moment.
I'd be grateful for any advice you can offer.
I would prefer that you do not use my name when you reply to this email, for confidentiality reasons.
Dr EXXX SXXXXX
Greetings Dr. SXXXXX,
Of course. Many people have been concerned about the findings of the SELECT trial of vitamin E, although if they knew a few details of that report they would be far less concerned. They would understand that the conclusions they cite are misguided and based on several false premises that alter the conclusions that should be drawn.
Since this important topic bears a detailed explanation that I have already answered at length, allow me to direct you to my article, "Peyronie's Disease Treatment and Vitamin E."
In regard to omega 3, 6 and 9 oils, we have always taken the stand that they are very helpful to Peyronie's treatment, especially in the early stages to reduce and control the inflammatory process that often causes pain. Please refer to the discussion of Omega T and the essential fatty acids. TRH