Hello Dr. Herazy,
I've had Peyronies since I was 14 years old. There was a blunt trauma, I was too young and shocked to address the issue and chose to ignore it.
Initially, my erections were not greatly diminished. There was a curvature of about 30 to 35% to the left and slightly downward. Erections lasted a little less long and were slightly harder to produce. Urine did not pass as forcefully as it had before.
Now I am 31, erections are much harder to produce, are never full and have significantly less duration. At times there is a slight pain in the penis after ejaculation and urine passes much slower than it use to. I would place the curvature at 40 to 45% and in a more flaccid state. It is very depressing for me because I have only experienced sex with this condition and as it worsens I avoid it and relationships. Surgery sounds horrible and signing up to a treatment plan has me concerned about developing conditions or side effects from the treatments, as I have a lot of life to live.
Is there any hope? Must I accept that there is no cure and what ever options are available will involve sacrifice or long treatment plans?
Greetings Suffering Guy,
Apparently you have not spent much time reading the vast amount of information about natural Peyronie's disease treatment available on the PDI website.
When I developed PD in 2002 I began my treatment with the premise that there is a cure for Peyronie's disease – various authorities will report that from half to 20% of men who develop this problem will undergo a spontaneous remission in which it just goes away on its own. In other words, the body corrects the problem of the internal plaque or scar tissue in the tunica albuginea, and the scar and the curvature just go away. that sounds like a cure to me.
When you read on the medical websites that "there is no cure for Peyronie's disease," what they really mean is that there is no prescription drug available from a pharmaceutical company that has FDA approval to eliminate the plaque in the internal tunica tissue. While it might be true that "there is no cure for the common cold," does that mean that everyone who has a cold will continue to keep the problem and will eventually die from it? No. With rare exception (the very young, the very old, and those who are very weak with severe illness), anyone who develops a cold will cure it usually in a little less than a week. That is what the body is designed to do – to cure itself.
Certainly, there are some conditions (cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, etc.) that are more difficult and more rare to overcome, but for the most part there are a large number of health problems that the body is fully capable of self-repairing. Where exactly is it written that every case of Peyronie's disease is permanent and beyond the ability of the body to eliminate? I have never read that anywhere, and as I mentioned earlier every authority states that a fair number OF PD cases reverse themselves for complete elimination. If that is true then the question should be asked, "Why hasn't your body eliminated your PD?"
For the last 10 years I have spent every day with that question on my mind. I have developed some ideas and strategies I have seen over and over again that will increase a man's ability to get rid of his own Peyronie's disease. You can read about a few of these Testimonials of Peyronie's Disease Institute.
There is not much I can do to reduce whatever level of sacrifice or time is required for your body to reduce your Peyronie's plaque to the best of your ability. I hope you think enough of yourself, and are willing to do some work, to bring about your best level of recovery. If you have any questions about using Alternative Medicine to treat Peyronie's disease please let me know. TRH