Peyronies Disease – Traditional Treatment Methods
There are many options available in the treatment of Peyronies disease, some or more mainstream and are preferred by the majority of physicians and these are generally classified as Traditional methods.
They Fall Into Two Classifications – Invasive or Non Invasive
Non Invasive Treatments Of Peyronies
Cholchine – commonly prescribed for the treatment of gout, it can reduce inflammation normally associated with Peyronies in its acute stage. There have been no clinical trials studying its effects on Peyronies but it has shown positive results in some cases, side effects can include stomach upset and diarrhoea but generally this is short lived.
Vitamin E – Thought to be effective in some cases of Peyronies, but lacking the clinical trials to back it up. Low cost and risk free so ‘worth a try’
Potaba – used to treat fibrosis – a similar condition to Peyronies that tightens skin tissues making them less flexible. Often requiring a large dose (up to 24 tabs a day) and can cause significant nausea and stomach upset. Limited studies have indicated that it can stop the worsening of Peyronies, it has not shown any abilities to reduce or reverse the condition.
Invasive Treatments Of Peyronies
Verapil Injections – skilled urologists can inject a calcium channel blocker directly into the plaque, it can help to break down scar tissue deposits, helping to replace them with regular healthy tissue. The procedure needs to be repeated several times over a few months. The general thought is that this form of treatment is unfavourable and generally not that effective, a recent survey recorded the following results:
- 28% reported some improvement
- 33% reported no change
- 39% reported condition got worse
Surgery – usually the last resort, especially when the condition affects the sufferers ability to have sexual intercourse.
The most common procedure is the Nesbit procedure, this skilful procedure involves the skin opposite the plaque being removed or pinched to match the affected side and therefore cancelling the bend. This procedure will result in the shortening of the penis.
It is ineffective at treating an hourglass deformity
Plaque Excision – Surgical removal of the plaque, replacing it with a patch of skin
Plaque Incison With Graft – Several cuts are made into the plaque, helping to straighten the penis, the plaque is then covered with a graft that will eventually help it stay straight
Implant– the removal of all erectile tissue within the penis, and replaced with a prothesis. These take the form of a hydraulic pump that can be activated to provide an erection on demand. With these kinds of implants, the penis can generally get thicker when erect but not longer
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