Medical Peyronie’s disease treatment
Medical treatment for Peyronie’s diseaseis basically limited to simple reduction of pain and hope for some level of sexual function. Since no known medical treatment of Peyronie’s disease exists, several experimental approaches are used with only half-hearted enthusiasm by the average medical doctor.
Current experimental medical approaches used to treat Peyronie’s disease:
- COLLAGENASE – Currently being researched as an injection directed into the scar tissue to enzymatically digest and eliminate it. It is found that repeated injections into the penile tissue can cause Peyronie’s disease, and hence the long term outlook for this method is questionable.
- POTABA – This is PABA, a B vitamin, with a potassium molecule attached. PABA is a safe form of Peyronies treatment, but the addition of potassium to the B vitamin requires a large dosage often resulting in severe gastric pain and digestive problems.
- COLCHICINE – This is a standard gout medication that is used to treat Peyronie’s disease because it is supposed to reduce inflammation and scar formation. Not many reports of success are evident in the literature, and for this reason this drug is not a very popular Peyronie’s treatment.
- INTERFERON – A protein that is used because it is thought to disrupt the production and promote the breakdown of collagen. Of all medications used, this is the least popular Peyronies’ disease treatment.
- VERAPAMIL – A drug normally used to treat high blood pressure. Can be administered topically in gel form over several months, or is directly injected into the plaque in a series of 8-20 shots into the penile tissue. This drug, in either form, is also less popular than it was when first introduced several years ago due to poor clinical results.
- STEROIDS – This is the same common drug used for many conditions, basically because of its anti-inflammatory ability.
- RADIATION – In low dosage thought to reduce pain, and no other benefit to Peyronie’s treatment. Can lead to other problems of excess radiation.
- SURGERY – Because the body does spontaneously resolve about 50% of Peyronie’s disease cases without any treatment or medical intervention, surgery should not be considered for at least one or two years following onset of signs and symptoms of the disease. Peyronies surgery is used only in severe cases, because it is not uncommon for surgery to make Peyronie’s disease worse or lead to complications that are worse than the original problem.
Most men who contact the Peyronie’s Disease Institute have already tried one or more of the above treatments, and are still looking for Peyronie’s help. The philosophy to treat Peyronie’s disease is simply to treat the man who has the Peyronie’s scar so he is better able to eliminate and correct his own problem – just as happens with the 50% of men who spontaneously heal their own Peyronies scar without any help from anyone.
The basic approach used by the Peyronie’s Disease Institute is to use as many well-researched Alternative Medicine therapies as possible so as to support the natural healing ability of the body. This can be done with vitamin E and C, acetyl-L-carnitine, PABA, dietary guidance, gentle manual soft tissue stretching of the scar tissue, DMSO, copper peptides, and others. For more details click Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease and you will see how easy it is to take control of your future.