Peyronie’s Disease and a History Lesson

Peyronies Disease and Important Lessons from History

This discussion is about a terrible sickness that appears in the news occasionally, with an interesting application to Peyronie's disease natural treatment.

Throughout history great epidemics have occurred, killing huge numbers in a given population. However, it is rare to find evidence that an epidemic – no matter how devastating – killed an entire population.  In fact, it is not known if an entire population has been lost to a disease epidemic. This is a simple fact that has great importance to Peyronie's treatment.

That the human race survived the ravages of many deadly epidemics tells us something about ourselves, and our ability to defend against disease and heal tissue.  You must remember that in every epidemic that has ever occurred some of us recover after becoming sick − or never even get sick at all − while others become severely ill and die. From this we learn our bodies, for the most part, do a great job of defending, mending and repairing, even in the face of great health challenges.

As an example, a smallpox epidemic will typically kill 30-50% of the people who are exposed. Yet, did you ever wonder if a small pox epidemic is so bad that 30-50% of a population will die, what about the other 50-70% of people who survive the small pox epidemic? Why do these 50-70% survive? Why don’t 80%, 90% or all of those exposed to smallpox die from it? What is so special about the 50-70% who survive? What do they do, or not do, that keeps them from contracting the disease or dying? No one knows exactly how those who survive such an ordeal do it. But, we can at least assume that those 50-70% who survive an epidemic have a healthier immune system and were able to maintain better function of body chemistry and physiology. There is another way to say it that sounds a little silly, but is true: We can generalize that people do not get sick after exposure to a disease like smallpox because they are healthier than those who get the disease. Some bodies function better in some way to heal, repair and survive than the others who get sick, or die. The same can be said of any health problem, even Peyronie’s disease – if your body is working at its highest level, you stand a better chance of avoiding or surviving a health problem. This is where the PDI theory about PD comes in.

We all have scars on our body. Sometimes a minor injury heals with a major scar, while on the other hand, some major injuries heal without a scar. Some scars from childhood injuries fade as we get older. These are important points to consider, since scar formation of the tunica albuginea of the penis is central to the problem of PD. If scar tissue doesn’t always develop after injury, and is reversible in 50% of the men with PD, what about you? Do you really have to be stuck with a scar and a permanently bent penis? Our interest at PDI is to determine why this reversal of scarring happens in 50% of PD cases, and how to assist scar reversal for more PD sufferers. We think we are on the right track with our efforts, and we offer our ideas to you for your consideration.

We all have seen from our everyday observations and experience that scarring is not always inevitable and is sometimes reversible. At the Peyronie's Disease Institute we simply attempt to create a favorable environment in which scarring of the tunica albuginea is minimized to the best of each man’s ability, and maybe even eliminated, by enhancing and supporting the normal healing response of the tissue to injury. Remember:  no epidemic killed everyone, so we know our body has an amazing ability to repair and heal.   History proves this to us.

Just as we have seen from history that not everyone who is exposed in an epidemic of a fatal disease gets it, PDI is working with the theory that the scar of Peyronie's disease might be avoided or minimized if you can improve your tissue health and immune response.    If you work a bit to increase your ability to repair and heal your problem, you might even be able to avoid Peyronie's disease surgery, wouldn't that be nice?


2 thoughts on “Peyronie’s Disease and a History Lesson

  1. Paula Bristow says:

    Thank you so much for the Peyronie’s disease information.  I just ended a relationship with a curly penised man.  Did not understand what his problem was (by comparison, more the imature behaviour of a strong matue man). I find that I don't feel so hurt as I did before veiwing the information.  The photos do allow one to be sure of the condition.

  2. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greeting Paula,

    Just so long as you know that some men have a naturally curved penis bend, and that not every bent penis is Peyronie’s disease. Further, I have to emphasize that not every man with Peyronie’s disease is guilty of bad behavior or sexual immaturity; some men are just goofs and they come by their sexual immaturity naturally. It’s a nutty world out there on a good day.

    In my considerable experience dealing with men who have Peyronie’s disease from all over the world since 2002, and many of the women who are involved with those men, I have learned it is very common for a many to react badly when he first develops Peyronie’s disease; the sudden deformity of the penis combined with the loss of size and erectile dysfunction can be unsettling to most men. It takes time to regain composure and control the storms of emotional upheaval that come upon a man in these circumstances. Testosterone is a powerful hormone. It is what makes men do spectacular things, and when this force is suddenly misdirected into self-pity, humiliation and fear it can have ugly results. Please try to understand what a guy might be going through with Peyronie’s disease; it might be similar to a woman who suddenly loses her breasts, vagina and ovaries – suddenly she is not a woman. That would cause her a few justifiable bouts of bad behavior TRH

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