May 1, 2017 PDI Newsletter
Greetings to all PDI and DCI Warriors,
Welcome to this May 2017 Peyronie’s Disease Institute newsletter. I trust all my friends are working hard and doing well with their treatment programs; if not, send me your questions or tell me your problems and I will work with you.
If you would like a better understanding of Dupuytren’s contracture and Peyronie’s disease treatment I know this will be a great newsletter to study.
As soon as I saw his short email I decided I was going to give a long and detailed response to him because this exchange would be a great contribution to our newsletter series and supply a lot of good information to the thousands of our readers. It was selected because WAXXXXXXX asked several important and common questions about both Dupuytren’s contracture and Peyronie’s disease treatment that more people should ask.
Read this series of combined emails like the back-and-forth of two people talking while one occasionally interrupts the other to make an important point or answer a question. To understand the flow of the conversation, keep in mind that the text in black is from WAXXXXX and the text in red is from me.
For those of you who are new to our monthly newsletters, please simply apply the ideas expressed here about Alternative Medicine treatment to what you are doing for your Dupuytren’s contracture and Peyronie’s disease. Even though a particular state might be specifically about Dupuytren’s contracture treatment, this information is just as pertinent and helpful to all the readers who have Peyronie’s disease. Even my comments about Dupuytren’s surgery are also true of Peyronie’s surgery. So read on.
On SUN, Apr 16, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Theodore Herazy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Please see below for comments…
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:43 PM
Subject: CAN YOU HELP ME????
Is there something you can do to help me with Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture in my hand? The answer is, yes. There are many Alt Med treatment options available, as you will see if you take the time to read the PDI and DCI website a while. But, you ask if there is something I can do directly for you, and the answer is no to that. I cannot do anything directly for you, other than give opinions and information; show and tell. You do the work and make the decisions. There is no way for me to answer your question the way to asked it without making it sound like I am offering you a guarantee of help and correction, because I can’t. There is no way to know if what we do will work for you because not everyone follows our ideas as we present them. Some people greatly modify the PDI and DCI treatment approach so much that it does not resemble what you see on our website. With this approach you are in control and you decide what to do and when to do it – not me. My job is to offer ideas, suggestions and my experience, but you do it all based on the information we send to you with your first order; I also am available as time goes on to answer your questions with more ideas, suggestions and my experience so you can decide how to get your best results. There is no way to know ahead of time if this natural treatment, or anything available anywhere, will be able to get your body to heal your PD and DC. Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture are very stubborn and difficult problems to treat. You just have to give your very best and most aggressive effort and see what happens. If you do it the way I suggest you will either see improvement in your shaft and hand within a few months, or you won’t. The key to the DCI and PDI approach is to be aggressive for a few months to help you tissue get rid of the fibrous tissue, or not.
Since there is no good medical treatment for Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture at this time many people see the wisdom of trying to help the body do a better job of eliminating the fibrous tissue of DC and PD naturally. While self-healing of Peyronie’s disease occurs in about half of the cases, and we are able to increase the success rate for many people, we still do not know enough to predict who is going to be helped and who is not. Self-healing of Dupuytren’s contracture also happens, but there are few statistics about spontaneous recovery from DC, although I do read about it from time to time. Trying to encourage or support the healing process is not a crazy idea. All you have to do is try to support your tissue with all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other Alt Med treatments that the medical profession says are important for eliminating the foreign fibrous tissue and see what happens. Does your treatment really work? I have read that vitamin E and all the rest of what I see on your site was researched and it only made only a small difference, nothing huge, so how can you say any of it is going to help me? Because we are doing something different from what they researched. Medical research for vitamin E, PABA, acetyl-L-carnitine, coenzyme Q10, ultrasound, stretching – and all the rest – tested these different Alt Med therapies as solo or individual treatments – and they all either failed or got mixed results. However PDI and DCI does not use them as solo or individual treatments; we use them all together because the body needs all of them together at the same time. That is a major difference with what we do compared to the medical research that gets different and better results. Like your mother said, “you have to have a BALANCED diet.” A house is made of bricks, wires, lumber, pipes, glass, shingles, concrete, and many other things. What if you tested to see if you could make a house of just nails? Or just windows and nothing else. It would fail. You need a wide variety of different materials to make a good house. The same with nutrients. If you use vitamin E by itself it will likely do very little for your Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture, because PABA, acetyl-L-carnitine, MSM, vitamin C, L-arginine and many other things are needed to reduce the foreign fibrous tissue of Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture.
I have been doing this work since 2002. During that time I have determined that for every 8-10 reports of success treating Peyronie’s disease (ranging from slight to complete recovery) I receive, there is one report of failure; that indicates a rather good success rate. Our success rate for Dupuytren’s contracture is similar. Perhaps most importantly, I can also report that during this time I have not received one report of recurrence of those Peyronie’s disease problems that were eliminated once treatment stopped. This is a significant finding, because surgical intervention and Xiaflex injection are marked by recurrence of Peyronie’s disease in 50% of cases within 6 years of surgery; and at least 10-15% have recurrence of Peyronie’s disease within a year of surgery. Worse of all I find that recurrence of Dupuytren’s contracture after surgery is even faster.
It is a fact that up to 50% of men who develop Peyronie’s disease will have it simply go away on its own without any treatment; half of the time it is just naturally eliminated by the body’s ability to heal and self-correct. On this website we explore ways to encourage the body to do that healing better than you are doing now. Sometimes it works, but more often the improvement ranges from slight to complete. What a simple but practical idea: boost your ability to eliminate the PD scar tissue so you can join the 50% of men who heal their own Peyronie’s disease.
My suggestion for you is to consider 4-5 months of aggressive self-treatment using Alt Med in a way that is intended to increase your body’s ability to remove the Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture fibrous tissue. When you receive your order from DCI or PDI you will be given full information about correctly using whatever you order.
You increase your odds for successful treatment if you carefully and faithfully follow all the suggestions for good treatment that we offer. Of course, nothing can be guaranteed; nothing in medicine can be guaranteed.Some people try shortcuts for treatment and then are disappointed when their results are not good. As with most things in life, the more you put into your Alt Med treatment the more you will get out of it.
I have never been a healthy person I have type 2 diabetes and my digestive system is a wreck. A weak, irritable or malfunctioning digestion tract makes our Alt Med approach more complicated, but not impossible. So much of our health depends on being able to absorb important vitamins, minerals and enzymes. From my experience someone with GI problems can use the DCI and PDI protocol, with a few modifications: 1. Treatment success might take longer because of reduced or irregular absorption of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes you take. 2. It is usually smart for people with a known history of GI problems to proceed slower when increasing their dosages than someone with a healthy digestive tract. This means waiting longer than the usual 7-10 day interval before making a dosage increase, and perhaps also making smaller dosage increases when they are done. 3. It might be necessary for you to take a higher dosage of vitamins, minerals and enzymes than the average person because of your GI problems. By taking a higher dosage you try to increase how much is absorbed for your benefit. At my age (71) Peyronie’s disease is not so much important mostly because I have not had a woman in my life for many years, but my Dupy really scares me. Lots of small things are getting harder to do and I hate to think how it is going to be if my hand keeps on clawing up like it is. I can see already how if it continues it is going it could be like I have no fingers at all. But I don’t want to go under the knife because I read the forums and they tell stories about bad hand surgeries and how the hand and fingers contracture come back every time. My doctor is no help and does not act concerned about these problems that are ruining my life. He shrugs off the PD and DC and tells me neither of them will kill me. Do not be hard on your doctor for not doing much for your Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture. There are not many medicines or surgeries that seem to work well for these excessive fibrous tissue problems; most forms of current medical treatment do not help these problems and often make them worse. Your doctor knows he does not have much to offer you; a doctor must feel rather frustrated when another case of Peyronie’s disease or Dupuytren’s contracture comes through the door. For this reason many doctors do not act too happy to see another case of DC or PD show up in their office.
I have taken vitamins and things most of my life but am not sure if much is actually absorbed because my digestion is so messed up with everything upsetting it all the time and diarrhea. I have been in and out of the hospital the last few years so I think the Peyronie’s disease could have come from a very abusive catheterization last year and maybe the hand problem because of a bad liver and the fact I have played guitar here in Nashville all my life and heavy drinking to boot so maybe the DC is my fault. For people who have both Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture, life can be a discouraging hell, not only because of what is going on physically but because of frustration with the indifference of the medical profession to this category of health problems. Don’t make it worse by blaming yourself for something you did not know could happen to you. I want to get well but don’t know where to begin with all the information on your website. Begin my reading more about Alt Med treatment for Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture to see if it makes sense to you. Keep in mind that PDI and DCI are not trying to treat anyone’s Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture, but are working with the people who have Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture so their tissue can do a better job of healing on its own. TRH
This concludes my response to WAXXXXXX. These are important and helpful ideas that should help everyone approach your Alt Med treatment more effectively, and do a better job of helping your own Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture condition.
Enjoy the warmer weather coming our way as spring becomes summer. Stay focused on your treatment plan. See you next month. TRH