Those who are suffering from a condition known as curvature of the penis should know that there are many treatments today that have proven to work; for example, the radial shockwave therapy. If you feel like there is something wrong with your penis during an erection or intercourse, make sure to talk to your doctor.
What is Peyronie’s disease?
Curvature of the penis, which is also known as Peyronie’s disease is a penis problem that is caused by the scar tissue that is located beneath the skin of the penis, called plaque. When this scar tissue hardens it can cause the penis to bend in an unnatural way upward or on the sides. Most men who suffer from Peyronie’s disease can still have sex, but for some of them it will be very painful.
Usually surgery can be pricey, but you might not even need one
There are a number of cases (about 13 in 100), where the Peyronie’s disease will go away on its own without any kind of treatment needed. Many doctors will also suggest that the condition is treated without surgery for at least a year when it is noticed.
Those who have small plaques, and do not suffer from a severe curvature of the penis, experience no pain and have no problems during sexual intercourse may not even need to be treated. However, if you need to be treated, there are many options out there.
Men who are affected badly by the disease during an acute phase will benefit a lot from the drug therapy. However, there have not been enough studies to be able to predict the exact way that these drugs work.
- Oral vitamin E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and this drug is popular because it has low side effects and it does not cost that much. Studies way back in 1948 have shown that taking vitamin E can reduce the number of plaques as well as to help straighten the penis.
- Potassium aminobenzoate (also known as Potaba)
There were small studies of placebo controls that have shown that the vitamin B-complex actually helps reduce the size of the plaque, but not the curve. Unfortunately for many, this is a costly drug and it requires you to take 24 pills every day for about 3-6 months.
This anti-estrogen, the non-steroidal drug was usually used to treat the desmoid tumors which are similar to plaques in Peyronie’s disease. Only a few controlled studies of tamoxifen exist and they did not show that this drug will work better than the placebo.
This is a drug used as an anti-swelling agent and it has shown to be a bit helpful in some smaller studies without control. Many patients who were taking this drug will get stomach problems which cause them to stop taking the drug, and it has not been proved to work better than a placebo.
There are many drugs that can make the condition much better and cure it
Besides the above-mentioned drugs, there are many other ones that might help your case, but there are also many penile injections as well. One of the best known is the Collagenase injection, also known as Xiaflex, which has proven to work and help people who suffer from Peyronie’s disease.
If you are interested in Peyronie’s disease treatment, you should visit your doctor and have a serious talk. For those who suffer from this condition, they can lead many painful and uncomfortable lives, as you will feel pain whenever you are erect or during intercourse; but lucky for you, there are treatments that can help.