Peyronie’s Disease Treatment addresses the serious effects of PD and provide a significant boost to your sex life. Peyronie’s disease can cause severe complications due to scar tissue developing in the penis. The tissue can create a curvature in the penis, making erections painful or difficult to achieve altogether. In order to address these symptoms, Dr. Richard Gaines offers several different treatment approaches including, PRP, Stem Cells and Li-SWT.
Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes a curvature of the penis and pain during erections. The condition primarily affects men over the age of 55; however, younger men have also reported suffering from this disease.
Though the presence of a curved penis doesn’t necessarily indicate the presence of Peyronie’s disease, painful or difficult erections along with the presence of a curved penis can indicate the presence of plaque in the shaft of the penis.
Scientists are still learning more and more about this disease, but there are several treatment options that have proven to be effective.
Could You Develop Peyronie’s Disease?
The risk factors for developing Peyronie’s disease are still mostly unknown.
Scientists have identified several contributing factors that might make you more prone to developing the disease, including:
- Minor injury to the penis
- Connective tissue disorders
Unfortunately, these risk factors aren’t always present in men who develop Peyronie’s disease. The disease can seem to develop overnight in some cases, or you could notice the onset of Peyronie’s disease over a longer period of time.
Signs and Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease
Though the risk factors that lead to developing Peyronie’s disease are still unclear, the symptoms of the condition are easily identified. You most likely are suffering from Peyronie’s disease if you experience more than one of the following:
- Scar Tissue – also known as plaques, will build up in the penis and can be felt under the skin. It will feel like fatty lumps or band of harder tissue that cause a bend in the shaft of the penis.
- Bend to the Penis – The penis is likely to be bent upwards, downwards, or to one side due to the formation of scar tissue or plaques. The penis can even appear narrowed or indented when fully erect.
- Painful or Difficult Erections – The most disruptive symptom is painful or problematic erections due to the curvature of the penis. Peyronie’s disease can even lead to erectile dysfunction in some severe cases.
All these symptoms can disrupt your life significantly. In addition to physical pain, many men report anxiety and stress regarding their Peyronie’s disease.
Peyronie’s Disease Treatment Options
If you are suffering from Peyronie’s disease, rest assured that there are effective treatment options out there. The treatment options that exist vary in efficacy and invasiveness and every doctor employs different techniques that they believe work best. Our physician specialist will perform an exam to determine the extent of tissue build up and decide with you what treatment option is best.
Surgical treatment options are sometimes more effective than medications, but are painful, require significant downtime, and can have serious complications. Many men elect to forgo surgical remedies for less invasive options.
Acoustic Wave Therapy (Li-SWT) can provide significant results to reducing the symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease. Li-SWT is the transmission of focused sound wave energy into the body’s soft tissue. When applied through a focused applicator to the penis, it can breakdown scar tissue and provide additional .
Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) also found to be successful in treating Peyronie’s disease. This treatment option involves harvesting PRP from your own blood and applying into the penis where plaques have developed. The growth factors work with your body to regenerate tissue and dissolve plaques.
Stem Cell therapy has been effective in some cases, make sure to discuss this option with our specialist.
All these treatment options can be combined together to provide maximum results.
Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment with our peyronie’s disease treatment specialist.