Peyronie's Disease Treatments In Clearwater

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Men are often hesitant to talk about their sexual health for a variety of reasons, including shame, fear of judgment, or simply because they don’t understand what’s going on. Ignoring these problems, on the other hand, can lead to long-term effects such as erectile dysfunction, emotional distress, and anxiety, as well as irreversible harm to intimate relationships.  As a result, it’s not surprising that experts estimate that roughly 20.3 percent of men have Peyronie’s disease in some way. (Source: AUA)

What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s disease is described by the formation of fibrous scar tissue underneath the surface of the penis, which may alter its appearance and function. If left untreated, this scar tissue, which can be mild or severe, can make it difficult or impossible for otherwise healthy men to achieve normal erections by causing a painful curvature of the penis, making intercourse difficult or impossible.  Although the symptoms can often go away on their own, a man who has been diagnosed with this condition should consult with his doctor and see what treatment options are available to him.

Signs & Symptoms of Peyronie's Disease

Men with Peyronie’s disease can experience symptoms that worsen quickly or gradually over time, affecting their ability to achieve and maintain a full erection. Nerves in your brain pulse, blood flows to your penis, and you’re primed for sexual intercourse during arousal. Peyronie’s disease causes fibrous scar tissue to form within the penis, resulting in a curved, painful penis.

The most common progression of Peyronie’s disease symptoms, regardless of how quickly they appear, is as follows:

Penis Pain:  Whether or not a man has an erection, Peyronie’s disease can cause penile pain.

Scar Tissue Build-Up: A man may find hard lumps or tissue bands under his penis’ skin.

Significant Penis Bend: Penile curvature in either direction, characterized by an irregular and extreme curve or bend, with or without an erection, is a major symptom of Peyronie’s disease.

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What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?

Unfortunately, the precise cause of Peyronie’s disease is unknown; however, it is often associated with physical trauma. Blood floods in and fills the chambers of a regular penis as it is aroused, causing it to become erect. The elastic tissue that runs alongside these chambers serves as a protective sheath while still allowing for a complete erection.  When the sheath becomes damaged due to trauma, hard scar tissue called plaque – essentially a buildup of collagen – forms and causes inelasticity. Without the required flexibility, the penis creates a curvature, or bend.

Common Peyronie’s Disease Causes:

Acute Injury:

A man’s penis may be severely injured if he hits it hard or twists it due to an accident. Violent sexual intercourse, as well as the twisting of the penis during penetration or by his partner’s pubic bone, are common causes. He may not know he’s hurt himself right away because pain will fade quickly.

Chronic & Repeated Injury:

For long periods of time, certain physical activities, such as bicycling or horseback riding, may cause repetitive damage to a man’s penis. Peyronie’s disease may evolve over time because they require a lot of sitting, pain, and jolts to the groin area. The man can not know the harm until signs arise, as with any acute injury.

Prostate Surgery:

Peyronie’s disease has become increasingly common among men with prostate cancer in recent years. Many urologists now agree that, at least in certain men who have had a radical prostatectomy, there is reason to believe that complications from the operation will cause Peyronie’s disease as the patient recovers.

Autoimmune Disorders:

Peyronie’s disease can be caused by autoimmune disorders that affect connective tissues, according to some researchers. Inflammation, scarring, and extreme curvature can result when the immune system attacks cells within the penis.

Family History:

“The leading hypothesis is that PD is a wound healing disorder of the penis that occurs in genetically predisposed men in response to penile trauma.”

   Men with close relatives that have Peyronie’s disease are more likely to acquire it themselves. While it is an unpleasant subject to discuss, knowing your family’s health and background will help you and your doctor handle the disease more effectively.

“Ultimately, a scar (plaque) forms on the tunica albuginea of the penis, preventing the normal highly elastic tunica fibers from expanding in the affected area as the penis fills with blood during an erection. This disorder results in the classic changes to the shape and appearance of the penis, such as curvature.”


With changes in hormone levels and the elasticity of penile tissue, a man’s sexual performance inevitably decreases as he ages. Peyronie’s disease is also on the rise, affecting men over the age of 55 at a higher rate than their younger counterparts. A man’s risk is increased if he smokes, drinks alcohol, takes some medications, has had prostate surgery, or has other health problems.

The Worst Peyronie’s Disease Options:

A Wait-and-see Approach:

Peyronie’s disease can clear up on its own in some cases, but it is always important to seek care – at the very least, pain relief in the short term. A doctor may decide to wait before doing anything else if there aren’t any obvious symptoms or discomfort.


Vacuum Devices:

These devices use mechanical traction to stretch and bend the penis back into its original form. It necessitates the use of an at-home, inflatable vacuum cylinder on a regular basis for several months. Although they can help men with minor penis curvature, they can’t help men with moderate to extreme penis curvature or men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.


Prescription Drugs and Surgeries For Peyronie’s Disease:


The medication focuses on removing plaque in order to reduce overall pain and discomfort, thereby improving men’s health. Collagenase is the only FDA-approved medicine for Peyronie’s disease, and it is injected into the scar tissue to help break it down. It is very expensive. Although clinical trials show that these injections will help minimize the curve, this Peyronie’s treatment can have serious side effects.


One of the most popular prescription medicines for treating Peyronie’s  is Verapimil, which is typically prescribed for treating high blood pressure and chest pain. Within the body, Verapimil works by relaxing the blood vessels throughout the body to improve the overall flow of blood. Unfortunately, as with many other such prescription medicines, it can have adverse side effects for some users including hypotension, increased liver enzyme production, and a host of nuisance conditions like frequent constipation, dizziness, headaches, indigestion, nausea, rashes, edema, and even swollen gums.


Efficacy of Verapamil: Plaque size reduction was 33.3%, ED Cure <50%

Another popular prescription option is Xiaflex. Originally designed to treat Dupuytren’s Contracture, this medicine works by dissolving some of the plaque deposits that can build up in the extremities. Although this medicine has been proven to be effective at reducing the symptoms in some patients, many of the side effects are enough to give some men pause when considering it as a treatment for Peyronie’s. Some of the known side effects include corporal rupture, tendon and ligament damage, nerve damage, and it can even elevate the risk of excessive bleeding.


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Surgery is recommended only in long-term Peyronie’s disease cases in which the curvature of the penis is acute and has been unresponsive to non-invasive treatments. The most common surgeries include a penile implant to help sustain an erection and straighten the penis, grafting to cover openings in the tunica albuginea once scar tissue is removed, and plication in which a surgeon pinches or removes a piece of tunica albuginea on the opposite side of the plaque to help straighten the penis. These surgeries have risks including shortening, numbness, or you could lose your erectile function entirely.

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If you are experiencing pain or have noticed a curvature of your penis, it is important to seek care from a healthcare provider, especially if it prevents you from having intercourse or impairs your ability to maintain healthy, intimate relationships. 

A Natural Peyronie’s Disease Cure + SwissWave®


Fortunately, if you’re searching for a more natural, non-invasive treatment for Peyronie’s disease, SwissWave® can help. Peyronie’s disease is treatable, and most men are able to return to optimal sexual performance after therapy.


This treatment uses a premium brand of high frequency low-intensity shockwaves, or acoustic waves, to break down scar tissue (plaque) and open blood vessels and create new ones.  The energy from the acoustic waves promotes two processes in your soft tissue that are vital to healthy erections. 


Angiogenesis; consists of the repair and growth of existing blood vessels. 


Neovascularization; involves the generation of new blood vessels.


This increases blood flow reduces the curvature of the penis, and corrects any potential erectile dysfunction.  SwissWave® is one of the only drug-free, surgery-free therapeutic options for men with Peyronie’s disease available to men immediately in Clearwater and Tampa Bay.


“The use of LI-ESWT in [Peyronie’s disease] has been reported since the late 1980s” and recent research published in Translational Andrology and Urology found that this type of treatment can help reduce both curvature and pain. The authors concluded that “LI-ESWT remains a useful and valid minimally invasive treatment option for men with PD who have failed with conventional medical therapy and are not keen to undergo surgical intervention.”

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Peyronie’s Disease Treatment Benefits

The benefits of the SwissWave® shockwave procedure include:

  • Increased blood flow for harder and more sustained erections
  • Improved sensation and heightened feeling during sexual intercourse
  • Relief from the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, a condition involving local fibrous scarring that can change the shape of the penis
  • Many men report the ability to have multiple erections a day as well as an increase in penis length and girth.

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Peyronie's Disease FAQs

Peyronie’s disease progresses from the onset of scar tissue formation, also known as plaque or bulbous plaque, which is palpable under the skin of the penis.  The plaque forms inside the penis, in the tunica albuginea, a thick elastic membrane. During an erection, the tunica albuginea keeps the penis firm. Anywhere along the penis can form a plaque. The plaque pulls on the surrounding tissues as it grows, causing the penis to curve or bend, most commonly during an erection. Erections can be painful, and sexual intercourse might be difficult or impossible if the penis has curves.

(Source: NIH )


“Peyronie’s disease is thought to happen in about 4 out of 100 men between the ages of 40 and 70.”

(Source: UrologyHealth )


Some men with Peyronie’s disease may have an hourglass-like erect penis with a tight, thin band around the shaft. Any deformity of the major penis body caused by scar tissue could be considered a serious problem with a high risk of re-injury.


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Peyronie’s disease is most likely triggered by a minor penile injury. (For Treatment information, see SwissWave Method. The most common story patients with Peyronie’s disease tell us is that the penis was injured during penetration or pressure from a partner’s pubic bone forcefully descending onto the semi-erect penis resulting in immediate pain and sometimes a popping sound or sensation occurred. However, it can also be caused by non-sex related activities including sports or traumatic incidents. Scar tissue will grow in the cells after an injury to the shaft of the penis- resulting in a thick fibrosis or plaque growth. The Peyronie’s disease plaque is made up of scar tissue which initially functions to assist in the natural healing process. Peyronie’s disease results when a man’s body’s has trouble with the wound-healing process.


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Peyronie’s disease does not affect all men who have minor penile injuries. As a result, most researchers believe Peyronie’s disease plaques form for hereditary or environmental reasons. Men with specific connective tissue illnesses (such as Dupuytren’s contractures or tympanosclerosis) and men with a close relative who has Peyronie’s disease are at a higher risk. Certain health concerns, such as excessive blood sugar, tobacco use, or previous pelvic trauma, might impede wound healing and contribute to the development of Peyronie’s disease.

(Source: UrologyHealth )


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Peyronie disease is commonly found in a milder form that recovers in 6 to 15 months on its own. Peyronie Disease does not require a cure because it is not truly a disease. It is possible to experiment with a wide range of available treatments from a urologist, such as the most commonly prescribed Peyronie’s disease injections called xiaflex. 


Although there is no cure for Peyronie’s disease, we have advanced strategies and experience helping men with Peyronie’s Disease to improve and completely reverse the dramatic changes in the penis. We can provide symptomatic relief of painful curvature, straighten the penis back out using tissue softening and remodelling with use of medical traction devices used from home, and accelerate the reduction of a Peyronie’s plaque while restoring penis elasticity, length, and girth with shockwave therapy. 


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Peyronie’s Disease Description: Peyronie’s Disease, also known as PD, is characterized by a bend or kink in the Penile shaft that is 30 degrees or larger in any direction and can impede with sex.

(Source: Cleveland Clinic )


Common Peyronie’s Disease signs are:

  • bent/curved penis
  • lumps in the penis
  • painful erections
  • soft erections
  • having trouble with sex because of a bent/curved penis


The erect penis of some men with Peyronie’s disease may narrow, have indentations, or even have an hourglass-like look, with a tight, thin band around the shaft. Any deformity of the major penis body induced by scar tissue might be considered a serious problem that poses a considerable risk of re-injury.


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  2. Pastuszak, Alexander. (2019, March 31). Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease. UroToday.

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