Peyronie’s Disease Natural Treatments
All Peyronie’s disease treatment is controversial, to say the least. Even standard medical treatment for Peyronie’s disease is filled with argument. This section will present an array of Peyronie’s natural treatment options unlike the conventional use of Peyronie’s medication, recognizing that there is controversy in regard to all forms of Peyronie’s treatments.
The Peyronie’s disease treatment ideas presented throughout the PDI website have been reached in the following manner:
1. Distillation and interpretation of opinions and data found in hundreds of medical research studies and ongoing technical data from the scientific community, as found in the footnotes at the conclusion of each of the Peyronie’s disease treatment subheadings.
2. When Dr. Herazy developed his own Peyronie’s disease problem in 2002 he was practicing with at the famed Pioneer Medical Clinic, of Arlington Heights, IL. In that clinic were three medical doctors who had a combined clinical experience of 90 years in practice, along with their knowledge of the practice of medicine and the therapeutic use of natural Complementary Medicine they used to treat a wide variety of health problems. He worked with those three MDs to eventually create a treatment approach that is the foundation of what is now called the PDI treatment method for Peyronie’s disease, which is nothing more than an attempt to support and encourage a better healing response of the immune system against the foreign fibrous tissue of Peyronie’s disease.
3. Observations and personal experience of Dr. Herazy who treated his own Peyronie’s disease problem while using these same Peyronie’s natural treatment principles, as well as his personal use of these very same products and Peyronies treatments detailed in this website. Dr. Herazy was successful treating his severe case of Peyronie’s disease, and presents on this website what he learned from his valuable experience.
4. Experience and direct feedback given to Dr. Herazy from thousands of individual men and women who have successfully used the Peyronie’s treatment principles found on this website. This valuable information is retrieved from many dozens of telephone and email discussions each month since 2002, in which issues of progress and lack of progress, modifications of Peyronie’s disease treatment protocols are worked out on an individual basis, and unique suggestions and successful strategies are collected and cataloged from these suffering men and women from around the world.
5. Analysis and application of information derived from PDI’s ongoing four-year survey questionnaire project, voluntarily provided by approximately 800 men who have Peyronie’s disease, and have undergone various Peyronie’s treatments, both traditional medicinal and surgical and non-traditional forms.
For a tongue-in-cheek comparison of the standard medical Peyronie’s disease treatment in its early stages to the aggressive Peyronie’s natural treatment theory of PDI, click Peyronie’s Disease Treatment and the Man Whose House is on Fire. As you read this essay you will come to understand the philosophy and theory behind PDI’s recommendation to treat both the acute and chronic stages of PD with aggressive multiple Peyronie’s natural treatment measures.
How do I start to treat my Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s Disease Treatment Unlike Any Other on the Internet
PDI recommends the active, aggressive, synergistic use of multiple Peyronie’s disease natural treatment in the acute and chronic stages of PD. The purpose of this intense therapeutic approach is to support the maximum healing potential of the scar tissue by supplying a wide base of nutrients that might increase metabolic activity in the body. PDI philosophy recommends supporting the healthy function of local tissue in both specific and general ways so the body is given the best possible opportunity to repair and regenerate – to the best of its ability.
Applying common sense and generally available knowledge about health and healing improves your chance to come out as a winner. All Peyronie’s treatment plans found on this web site can be modified, by subtracting or adding, to suit your personal Peyronie’s disease treatment philosophy.
One of the important elements of a good treatment strategy is to do a variety of Peyronies disease exercises along with using vitamins, minerals, enzymes and herbs to support your natural recovery.
Give your Peyronie’s treatment plan at least several months of concentrated commitment; it is does not work for you, you can have Peyronie’s disease surgery knowing you at least tried your best.
“Proof” of Peyronie’s Disease Treatment
Everyone wants proof these day. Yes, in modern society drugs and medical technology with the greatest profit potential are researched most and are pushed hardest in the marketplace. Even though a particular treatment for Peyronie’s disease treatment might help people, unless there is strong economic motivation to find “proof” that it works, few drug companies are motivated to invest in it.
A low profit therapy (vitamin, enzyme, homeopathy) is generally ignored by the medical establishment for reason of simple economics. You can see why a possible home treatment for Peyronie’s disease would not be endorsed without a profit motive. Often, these simple remedies are labeled “unproven” not necessarily because they do not work, but simply because no one wants to spend the time, effort and money to scientifically prove their effectiveness. A good low-profit treatment can stay untested, ignored actually, and therefore remain “unproven”.
Even when a certain Peyronie’s natural treatment has “proven” value and effectiveness, this positive or favorable verdict is sometimes only temporary. You must wonder about the actual value of scientific proof and approval for a drug or procedure, when so often they are later found to be ineffective and/or dangerous. (The reader has only to consider the recent removal of Vioxx and Celebrex from the marketplace, after being prescribed millions of times before being withdrawn.) Many times a new medical procedure or medication is put in the market with great ballyhoo after it performs well in research testing one year, and pulled off the market with lawsuits about deadly side-effects and poor clinical results the next year. So much for the unshakable and solid value of scientific research, extensive testing, medical acceptance and “proof”.
When the medical establishment and FDA attempted to improve the American diet (fat out, protein in) to reduce obesity and heart disease, they pressured the fast food industry for compliance. In response, the fast food industry simply stated, “There is insufficient scientific proof to link a low fat/high protein diet to reduction of obesity and heart disease.” They did not say that less fat and more protein did not result in weight loss and less heart disease, they simply said that it had not been scientifically “proven”. Most agree it is logical for a low fat/high protein to be beneficial to health, yet it was “not adequately proven” and for this reason the request could be ignored. Only after the American consumer demanded less fatty food and fewer empty calories, and created a financial incentive to decrease fat and increase protein, did the fast food industry respond by offering an improved menu for the public.
With all of this in mind, “proof” that a therapy works should be put in perspective.
PDI Natural Peyronie’s Treatment Not Mainstream
Our theories for using aggressive and multiple Peyronie’s treatments are not yet proven, and are not within standard or accepted medical practice. We feel the ideas we submit these ideas here for your consideration since the pose the potential for improvement of PD. You should only consider using this information with your doctors approval and cooperation since it is currently outside the current standard of care.
Understand why Alternative Medicine treatment of Peyronie’s disease is not accepted by traditional medical practice, click Science is Slow.
Traditional medicine, with no accepted Peyronie’s medication, offers surgery as the only cure. PDI is not against surgery in cases that have been non-responsive to adequate use of multiple conservative care. However, too many men rush into surgery believing that is an easy and sure solution to a big problem. Each surgical candidate should remember these three things:
1. Surgery will not restore the penis to its original length.
2. After surgery hardened scar usually shortens the penis, often by 1-2 inches, a side-effect that no man views casually. 3. There is no guarantee that additional scarring and worsening of Peyronie’s disease might occur at the site of surgery.
Yet, there are many non-drug options from a large body of medical research that documents positive, but inconclusive and sometimes variable, reports of success. Changes that might occur in the body after Peyronie’s disease natural treatment tends to be subtle and slow, since their purpose is only to support or encourage a normal process of nature that is reduced or absent. Changes made in the body by drugs or surgery are aggressive, since their purpose is to force or create a change based on the intent of the physician.
Our Peyronie’s disease treatment theory is that the potential benefits of these subtle natural therapies are enhanced and multiplied by simply using several alternative therapies at the same time – known to science as synergy. It is easy to understand – at lest for most laypeople – that a single natural therapy will not work as well as aggressive multiple therapies; like “ganging up” on the problem.
One child cannot lift a grown man; five or six children can do it with ease. It is our opinion that it is safe and reasonable to attempt to improve the eventual outcome of PD by faithfully and aggressively using several conservative treatments that are based on research science and common sense. We strongly suggest that the man with PD works with what is known and what is available – even if it is not perfect – rather than passively behaving like a PD victim.
Peyronie’s Treatment Strategy
Better to do all that you can for your Peyronie’s disease, as soon as you can, using a diverse combination of safe and scientifically grounded natural options that are known to have occasional success when used individually to support healing of the Peyronies scar. If after following an aggressive alternative medical program there is less than complete repair and healing, as can and does happen, then surgery can still be used.
There is no acceptable medical explanation to answer certain observations about Peyronie’s disease. The thoughtful reader should think long and hard about this:
1. Peyronie’s disease has been called a “nightmare to treat”; it’s like trying to hit a moving target while being blindfolded. During the acute inflammatory phase when there is active scar remodeling going on, the scars seem to change daily, or even hourly; sometimes the scar is better, sometimes worse, for no apparent reason. The wildly variable characteristics of PD lead to frustration for both patient and doctor.
2. Younger men recover from Peyronie’s disease more often than older men, but not always.
3. Some men get well – completely recover – without any Peyronie’s disease treatment. Other men get worse while under drug treatment.
4. Some research studies of drug and non-drug therapies report very good results, while other studies using these same drugs or non-drugs get nearly the opposite result.
About 1., above, consider: The scar does not have the man, the man has the scar. The man who has that scar is changing internally all the time; everyone changes in minor and major ways from moment to moment for a whole universe of reasons, and frequent changes of the PD scar are a reflection of those larger changes. If the scar is better one day, that’s good. If it gets worse the next day, that’s bad. What if we could just figure out what is going on with the man when his scar is good, and keep him that way? If we knew, or just suspected, what is going on with the man when the scar is good, and were able to continue that state or condition, then maybe the scar would continue to remain good and heal as in does in half of the cases.
About 2., above − concerning the different healing response from younger and older men. At the risk of over-generalization, one of the primary differences between younger and older men is the younger man tends to possess a greater degree of what is known as “health”. Sure there are some sickly 30 year-old men, and some fantastically healthy 70 year-old men, but for the most part, younger men are healthier than older men − their parts work better, they repair better, they don’t sag, they have more stamina and energy, they don’t hurt as much, they haven’t been cut on as much, they don’t have as much wear and tear, etc. If we could do a few things to a man to help him work better, get him healthier, figure out how he got “weak” in such a way that he did not heal the scar in the tunica albuginea in the first place, maybe he could shake off his PD like the younger man does. It would be a rare 50-60 year-old man whose health could not benefit from a change of diet, exercise and a few other things. PDI offers a wide and interesting list of ideas about how that might be done. This is the direction PDI suggests you consider the care of your PD.
About 3., above — some men get better without care, and some get worse with care. There is the possibility that the medical treatment has nothing to do with what is wrong with the man – they just could be going in the wrong direction. Read the medical websites and you will see that medical treatment tends to treat the scar and ignore the man. PDI has taken a different approach – treat the man as a whole and consider that the actual problem lies within the man who has the scar.
About 4., above − concerning research studies that do not agree. We think this observation has several different aspects:
1. Every person is different. Treatment of PD should be directed more to the man who has the scar, than to the scar itself. If you are dealing with a different mix of individuals with only one treatment approach, you should expect to get variable results. Better to have different treatment methods to use in unique circumstances.
2. There is no way to know about the quality or quantity of vitamins, minerals, or enzymes that are used in PD research. Not all vitamin E is created equal, and the same can be said for other substances that are frequently researched to treat PD.Variable research results can be explained by variable quality and quantity of these substances. This alone can explain variable research results.
3. The recommendations for our products are based on the best information and products of which we are aware. More is explained about quality and quantity issues in the individual sections to which these issues apply.
Peyronie’s Treatment According to PDI – an Explanation
PDI’s theory is simply that medicine could be approaching the problem of Peyronie’s disease from the wrong direction. We believe it is better to direct treatment to the man who has the scar. The scar is essentially the same in each case of Peyronie’s disease, with little variation, compared to the extreme variation of unique personal chemistry and physiology of each individual man. Using therapies directed to the tissue, we are trying to treat the man and not the symptoms. If we focus to the man, and not exclusively to the scar, we are then more likely to address the crux of the real problem of Peyronie’s disease. If that sounds too simple, too obvious, so be it.
We believe that with this small but fundamental shift in thinking, successful treatment becomes possible. Our statistics indicate that we get better results with our Peyronie’s natural treatment that is directed to improvement or promotion of that general quality called “health”. What each man needs in order to improve his health is different from man to man. Therefore, our idea is to customize all Peyronie’s treatment to the needs of the individual, rather than just treating a scar.
Basics of PDI Peyronie’s Natural Treatment Plan
Now that you understand the basis of how I approach the Peyronie’s disease scar, here are the mechanics of how we suggest you go about planning your own treatment program with your medical doctor.
1. Read through the description of each therapy offered in this section.
2. Make notes about those therapies that address particular issues that apply to you personally. See if you can recognize yourself in some of these discussions; they could be good additions to your program. As an example, if you have digestive complaints you might consider use of systemic enzymes.
3. Attempt to get one or two treatments from different therapeutic areas. One or two from the antioxidant group, one or two therapies from the enzyme group, one or two therapies from the physical group (DMSO), one or two therapies from the energy group. If you do this, you are then spreading out your therapies to a broad base of support for your body.
4. There are some treatments that are very broad base and have wide application to most everyone who has Peyronie’s disease. As an example, vitamins E and C, and the massage and exercise program are usually thought of as good for most everyone with Peyronie’s disease.
5. Read though the list you are putting together and see if it makes sense to you. Discuss your ideas with your personal doctor prior to starting the Alternative Medicine treatment plan you choose; keep him/her informed to assure you are on the right track. Make a firm commitment to doing all of the things you set out to do, and then just do it.
Peyronie’s Treatment Fundamentals
Our opinion concerning Peyronie’s disease treatment is to do all that you can, as soon as you can, using as many of the safe and scientifically grounded options that are known to have some success in assisting your ability to heal and repair the Peyronie’s disease plaque. If after following an aggressive and scientifically based alternative medical program there is less than complete repair and healing, as can happen, then surgery can still be used. For further discussion, click on Heads You Win, Tails You Don’t Lose with natural Peyronie’s Treatment.
How to Explain Natural Peyronie’s Treatment to Your Medical Doctor
Keep this in mind when speaking to your doctor:
1. Doctors generally want to do what they are convinced is best for their patients, but they are slow to change their thinking and often need to be educated about anything new and different.
2. Doctors are busy and do not like to waste time.
3. Doctors will not participate in anything they do not understand or do not agree with.
4. Doctors will not participate in anything that can give them problems later.
Here Are Some Suggestions How to Talk to Your Doctor:
1. Get to the point and keep it there. Don’t waste his/her time, and he/she will probably give you more of it.
2. Have a print-out ready from the treatment area of this website that explains what it is you want to do. Give it to your doctor to look over.
3. Say something like this, “I want to do more to help myself. I have read some things about alternative and complimentary treatment of PD that are used by medical doctors from all over the world. I know there is a lot of controversy about treatment, so I want to know what you think. I know that there is no perfect agreement about the results of using some of these things, but I would like to try it anyway. These treatments are not perfect, but then no treatment has been found perfect for Peyronie’s disease. Other doctors think these therapies show statistical promise, as you can see. What do you think?”
4. Listen carefully to what your doctor says about your ideas. If your doctor has a reasonable and open mind, as you would hope, you will not be brushed aside. If you are brushed aside, ignored, or treated badly, you will have to determine how to respond. Weigh very carefully what is told to you by your doctor, and then make up your mind how you wish to proceed.
Suggestion to Create your Peyronie’s Disease Treatment Plan:
1. Be aggressive. Overwhelm the problem, support your health in a broad area.
2. Diversify. Use both internal and some external therapies. From the internal options, consider some nutritional and some enzyme therapies. Mix it up.
3. Read and learn about the various therapies. Understand why each is important.
4. Consider what you know about yourself. Select options based on you personally.
5. Discuss your ideas with your doctor.
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