The Latest Research on Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease
There are some remarkable alternative treatments for Peyronie’s disease currently available.
Peyronie’s disease, also known as “PD,” is marked by curved penis. Sometimes the curve does not cause much of a problem for the man with Peyronie’s. Other times it can make it painful, or even impossible to have normal sexual relations.
The typical curve of Peyronie’s is often most noticeable upon an erection. However men with Peyronie’s disease, my also find it difficult to obtain an erection.
What is the link between Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction, or ED?
Peyronie’s Disease and ED
Peyronie’s disease is characterized by fibrous scar tissue that forms beneath the surface of the penis. Doctors are still not entirely sure what causes the scar tissue to form, however it is this buildup of plaque that results in a bent penis. The majority of men affected by Peyronie’s seem to be between the ages of 40 and 70.
Peyronie’s disease was once thought of as a relatively rare occurrence,mainly because it went very under-reported. With the advent of Viagra and similar ED medications, many more men with Peyronie’s are coming forward. They are coming to their doctors to see if the popular, and heavily advertised oral ED medications can help men with ED as well as Peyronie’s.
It is estimated that as many as 80% of men who have Peyronie’s also have ED. There are a couple of reasons why men with Peyronie’s will also have ED. One, there are the physical aspects of the disease that could make achieving a normal erection impossible. Two, the emotional, or psychological issues that can impact a man with Peyronie’s, can cause “performance anxiety” that results in ED. In most men with ED and Peyronie’s, it is probably a combination of both.
While it is the public awareness of drugs like Viagra to treat ED, that has likely caused more men with Peyronie’s to seek treatment, Viagra is not a good treatment for Peyronie’s. In fact there is a warning on the label that says, “Viagra should be used with caution in patients with anatomical deformation of the penis (such as angulation, cavernosal fibrosis or Peyronie’s disease).”
Recently a drug known as Xiaflex was approved by the FDA for treating Peyronie’s. The drug may be promising. However, it does not completely dissolve all of the scar tissue. In most cases, therefore, Xiaflex does not totally correct the condition.
Furthermore, Xiaflex is not an ED treatment, and like any prescription drug, Xiaflex has many undesirable side-effects.
A Drug-Free Treatment for Peyronie’s
We want men with Peyronie’s disease to know that there is a remarkable new treatment available that is drug-free and surgery free! We call it the GAINSWave™ but you may call it a miracle.
The GAINSWave for Peyronie’s is a specific shockwave therapy protocol developed as a treatment for Peyronie’s Disease. The GAINSwave uses high-frequency acoustical waves to treat Peyronie’s Disease. Originally developed as a treatment for ED, we discovered specific frequencies that are very effective in breaking down the scar tissue that is the cause of Peyronie’s Disease.
Shockwave therapy for Peyronie’s has been proven effective. In clinical trials, shockwave therapy has been shown to be an effective alternative treatment to typical surgical interventions for patients with PD, such as penile grafts, implants, or suturing techniques, which are far more painful and invasive.
A 2016 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, entitled, Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) as a treatment for Peyronie’s disease, concluded, “all patients were able to have intercourse after the treatment” and that “ESWT is effective and safe [for Peyronie’s Disease]. It improves sexual health. It has a positive effect on reducing pain during erection and improves sexual function and the mental state of patients.”
Most interesting and relevant to ESWT and ED, in patients with Peyronie’s and ED, a study found that 60% of the patients treated with shockwave therapy saw improvement in erectile function, and 20% were able to resume sexual intercourse without oral PDE5 inhibitors.
In my own experience, here is what Peter G., a 42 year-old man from Miami Beach, who was one of our first patients treated with the our GAINSWave protocol for Peyronie’s, had to say, “If you told me months ago that I could fix my Peyronie’s disease without drugs or without surgery, I would have said you are nuts! But now, I know better! I am telling you, the GAINSWave works!”
If you are suffering from Peyronie’s and are having erectile difficulties, contact us today. Come in for a FREE consultation to see if the GAINSWave for Peyronie’s is right for you.