Peyronie’s Disease is a real shocker for any man that gets it.
When a man gets Peyronies Disease it usually happens in mid and later life. It can be a very scary and traumatic thing for any man to experience. It is a connective tissue disorder involving the growth of fibrous plaques in the soft tissue of the penis. Specifically, scar tissue forms in the tunica albuginea, the thick sheath of tissue surrounding the corpora cavernosa, causing pain, abnormal curvature, erectile dysfunction, indentation, loss of girth and shortening.
A variety of treatments have been used, but none have been especially effective. However ayurvedic and herbal remedies do help to some extent. It is estimated to affect about 10% of men. The condition becomes more common with age.
Your erections start to bend uncontrollably. And then they keep getting more and more bent until sexual intercourse is not possible and the erection itself has become extremely painful.
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Peyronie’s Penis Problem is not a Disease
It is very important for a man to understand what is happening to his penis and why. Then he can remedy the situation in a sane manner and not have to worry about it happening again.
First: Peyronies Disease is not a true “disease”. It is actually a very simple condition, like a broken leg, that is easy to remedy 99.99% of the time without penis surgery, penis injections, or drugs.
It simply got the name “disease” because it was named after the man who discovered why so many penises were “mysteriously” so. (This was in 1743. The man was Francois de la Peyronie. Back then everything was labeled a “disease”.) But, it is actually just a condition.
The bent penis that occurs in a Peyronies condition comes from scar tissue and/or fibrous plaque inside the penis. Usually the scar/plaque formation is in the corpus cavernosum (the two chambers that fill with blood and make a penis erect). But the scar(s) or plaque can be anywhere inside the penis.
The scar tissue and fibrous plaque are not as elastic (stretchable) as the normal tissue. So when the penis becomes erect, these tissues do not stretch as far as the normal tissue and the penis bends in the direction of the scar/plaque.
The scar/plaque is then called the cause of Peyronies Disease.
But, it is not.
The scar/plaque does cause the penis to bend on erection. Yes. BUT, the scar/plaque is actually just a symptom of the real problems.
The Real Causes of Peyronie’s Penis Problem
What caused the heavy scarring and plaque formation is the actual cause of this condition.
A normal small scar will usually not cause much of a problem with an erection.
But, the scar in a Peyronies “Disease” condition is usually an abnormally thick and heavy one. Often it is fibrous. The fibers being natures way of making a scar stronger and tougher.
Most men who get Peyronies (about 1 in 100) don’t even remember injuring their penis. So they think the whole situation is a mystery. But it is not.
Men who get Peyronies usually have 2 compromised health conditions:
- Weak brittle blood vessels
- Impaired healing ability
The weak blood vessels broke. In these men simply pulling the penis from their trousers too vigorously can make this happen. The injury can be, and often is, painless.
So the problem seems to have “just happened”. But, there is always a cause. Always.
The Problematic Scar of Peyronie’s Disease!
Then when the body went to repair the breakage it formed a scar.
If the body did not have the proper building materials (nutrients) to scar properly, it used any available materials it could to do the job. This is one of Mother Nature’s survival mechanisms. She doesn’t want you to bleed to death.
So, instead of creating a thin tough flexible scar, the body makes a thick fibrous heavy scar which is actually no stronger than what a thin tough normal scar would have been.
This thick fibrous scar has very little elasticity. So when the erection forms the penis bends. And that bend gets worse and worse for about 6 months as the scar gets thicker and thicker.
Normally after about 12 – 18 months a scar softens and becomes more elastic. This is why about 40% of men who get a Peyronies Disease bent penis, find their erection starts to straighten out after this time period.
The other 60% have to be straightened by some method or remain bent forever.
The Hidden Factors of Peyronie’s Penis Disease
Common ailments or deficiencies cause Peyronie’s disease
- Genetics sometimes plays a role in Peyronies Disease. Or influences it.
- But, the real cause of these scars is almost always nutritional. Lack of sufficient proper nutrients to heal normally.
- Certain nutrients are required for strong blood vessels and proper healing.
- Omega 3 fats are critical to proper healing. But, because of modern food production methods, 80% of the population is deficient in this vital nutrient.
- Vitamin C, B vitamins and adequate protein are also required to heal properly.
- Most humans do not get nearly enough Vitamin C. Most get barely enough to avoid scurvy. Most are B vitamin deficient.
- Just surviving requires far less nutrients than living well with glowing health. Just because you are breathing does not mean your body is functioning optimally or correctly.
- A low vitamin, low mineral diet, will make weak blood vessels and cause poor healing. For 1 in 100 men this will often results Peyronies Disease.
How to Avoid Peyronie’s Disease
A man who has Peyronies Disease bent penis needs to take a serious look at his diet.
He needs to make sure he is getting all the nutrients his body requires. He must cut out the nutritionally empty junk foods and eat only natural health building foods. A primitive diet (meat and vegetables) is best.
This is the diet our bodies developed on (in perfect health) for hundreds of thousands of years.
Today, because of modern food production methods, we also need to supplement with fish oil (Omega 3 fats) and vitamin C to get these nutrients.
Staying Well Is Really Pretty Simple
With a proper diet and adequate nutrition, a body will strengthen and heal much more properly. And, with proper nutrition, a Peyronies condition, once corrected, is not likely to occur again.
Alternative Remedies for Peyronie’s Penis
Diet And Peyronie’s Disease
There is no scientifically approved Peyronie’s diet. However, you should not underestimate the importance of healthy lifestyle, including good diet and regular exercise.
Good balanced diet and regular exercise will improve your overall health and make you better equipped to deal with physical traumas like Peyronie’s disease.
Many men use natural supplements and remedies in their fight against the Peyronie’s disease. Most do so in conjunction with other Peyronie’s treatments.
When people talk about Peyronie’s Supplements it tends to include vitamins, herbal supplements, homeopathic remedies, enzymes treatments and any other form of natural supplements.
Peyronie’s Penis Exercises
Regular exercise is also important in order to improve your overall health. There is however other form of exercise that may help easing your Peyronie’s conditions.
Peyronie’s Penis Exercises are exercises to gently stretch or softly massage your penis. Not all agree on the benefit of penis exercise for men with Peyronie’s disease. The last thing you want to do is to do anything that can make your Peyronie’s condition worse. So be slow and gentle with the penis massage.
Kegel Exercises For Men
Kegel Exercises have been shown to improve erectile quality by helping men to achieve and maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual performance.
Peyronie’s Heat Treatment
There are some small studies that show positive results from using Heat Therapy to treat men with Peyronie’s disease. More studies are needed but the preliminary findings are promising.
Peyronie’s Disease Foods (what to take and what to avoid)
People who suffer from Peyronie’s disease and the ones at an increased risk for the condition (like people who have relatives suffering from Peyronie’s disease) should attempt to clean up their diet. Eliminating inflammatory foods will be imperative.
Inflammation-causing foods usually come in three categories – pre-packaged, processed and semi or fully-prepared items. Thus, cooking from scratch is one of the best options for reducing the risk of suffering from Peyronie’s disease.
Some of the foods that contribute to a high level of inflammation in the human body include:
- Foods that contains hydrogenated or trans fats (shortening, lard and margarine are some of these incredibly harmful lipids)
- Fatty cuts of red meat (that isn’t free-range or grass-fed)
- Foods that contain added sugar, including carbonated beverages
- Foods that contain additives like monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- Refined carbs (white flour rather than wholegrains)
- Foods that contain artificial and low-calorie sweeteners like aspartame
- Alcoholic beverages
- Dairy products (especially if they aren’t organic)
- Gluten-containing foods
Foods Favorable in Peyronie’s Disease
There are supplements you can take to improve the ratio of the essential fatty acids. A few good sources of omega-3 include:
Diabetics and patients allergic to these foods should avoid it or consult doctor before consuming it.
- Mackerel, salmon and other fatty fish
- Flaxseed and flaxseed oil
- Cod liver oil
- Chia seeds
- Egg yolks
Lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of ED related to Peyronie’s disease. These include:
- Quit smoking
- Reduce alcohol consumption then quit it
- Stop use of illegal drugs
- Exercise regularly
Most important: Take steps to nip stress in the bud. Talk to your partner about Peyronie’s disease and how it may affect your performance in bed. If necessary, enlist the support of your doctor or a therapist to help you cope.