What is Peyronie’s Disease?
Peyronie’s Disease is the curvature or deformities of the penis during an erection. While many men might have a slight curve, it is not typically a cause for concern if there is no pain or does not interfere with sexual activity. However, if you’re experiencing symptoms, it is best to consult with your healthcare professional. Likewise, ED Free Clinics offers acoustic wave therapy to specifically treat Peyronie’s Disease (PD).
PD is a result of plaque building up in the penile caverns. The plaque begins as inflammation but can lead to the development of scar tissue; this can then lead to penile deformities, and at times pain on erection or intercourse.
3 Peyronie’s Disease Symptoms to Watch Out For
The basis of identifying symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease is identifying any changes in the appearance of the penis. In addition, someone with disease will often experience discomfort during the erectile process and sexual activity. The following symptoms are known to be the most common:
- Changes in the appearance of the penis
- Painful erectile function
- Difficulty with sexual function or penetration
In the chronic phase of PD, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) may develop.
Causes of Peyronie’s Disease
The exact cause of Peyronie’s Disease remains unknown. However, research shows that there could be a few factors. For example, one popular theory is that disease can develop after an injury or trauma to the penis, producing bleeding inside the caverns in the penis. Trauma can occur in a variety of scenarios, with sports injuries and intercourse being most common.
Research suggests that genetics can also play a role in the development of Peyronie’s Disease.
ED Free Clinics Peyronie’s Disease Treatment
Dealing with Peyronie’s Disease can impact your self-esteem and sex life. However, many cases can be partially or completely resolved. One of ED Free Clinics’ goals is to improve performance in men experiencing curvature or pain due to Peyronie’s Disease. We offer acoustic wave therapy, also known as Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT). Li-ESWT is a non-invasive, painless, and safe treatment completed in six therapies.
Understanding How Li-EWST Works
During sessions, an acoustic wave applicator is used on the penis, targeting the area of the plaque formation with an aim to help break down the plaque directly. The shocks cause a disruption of the plaque(s) to allow the body to absorb this tissue and remodel the area affected.
In addition, the acoustic waves trigger more blood flow to the targeted area which helps with the flow of nutrients and oxygen. This also speeds up the absorption and remodeling of the scar tissue.
The best candidates for Li-EWST are those who have less than a two-year history since onset of Peyronie’s Disease, as during this period, the plaques are not yet fully mature or calcified. Treatment may not be as effective for men with complex Peyronie’s Disease who experience the following:
- Curvature of over ninety degrees
- More than one plaque
- More than one axis of curvature
- More than one indentation
- Hourglass shape
How Li-EWST Compares to Other Treatments
To conclude, Li-EWST is a safe and effective treatment for Peyronie’s Disease. The main benefits are that it is non-invasive or painful, and requires no medication nor surgery or injections. Some types of treatment require abstaining from sexual activity during treatments. However, you do not need to abstain during Li-EWST. You can even engage in sexual activity on the day of therapy.
More Questions About Erectile Dysfunction or Peyronie’s Disease Symptoms?
Book an initial assessment and consultation with ED Free Clinics. To learn more about the use of Li-EWST for Peyronie’s Disease and the patented device we use to treat PD, contact us today.
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