Peyronie’s Disease

At Aubergine Physio we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support for individuals dealing with Peyronie’s Disease. Our focus is on utilising advanced Focus Shockwave Therapy to effectively address the symptoms and improve the quality of life for our patients. Let us explain what Peyronie’s Disease is and how our specialised treatment can benefit you.

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What is Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s Disease is a condition characterised by the development of fibrous scar tissue, or plaque, within the penis. This results in the formation of a curvature or deformity, making sexual intercourse difficult and in some more severe cases impossible, often causing pain or discomfort.

Peyronie’s Disease was named after François de la Peyronie, a French surgeon who first described the condition in 1743. He observed cases of penile curvature and fibrous plaque formation alikened to a string of rosary beads along the side or top of the penis shaft. Since then, Peyronie’s Disease has been extensively studied and researched, leading to advancements in its diagnosis and treatment options.

The exact cause of Peyronie’s Disease is still not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to trauma or injury to the penis, genetic factors, and certain health conditions.

Peyronie’s disease occurs in two distinct stages. The initial stage, known as the acute or active phase, typically spans a duration of 12 to 18 months. During this stage, significant changes to the penis take place, signifying the progression of the disease.

Following the active phase is the chronic or stable stage of Peyronie’s disease, where the disease’s progression comes to a halt. This phase is characterized by a cessation of further changes to the penis.

Peyronie’s disease is also referred to as Induratio Penis Plastica and, more recently, as Chronic Inflammation of Tunica Albuginea (CITA). It is occasionally known as Bent Nail Syndrome. It’s crucial to note that Peyronie’s disease is not contagious and cannot be transmitted to others.

A Common Condition Affecting Men’s Health.

Peyronie’s Disease is a prevalent condition that impacts approximately 4 out of 100 men between the ages of 40 and 70. While it is more commonly observed in men over 30, it can also manifest in younger individuals.

This condition occurs when fibrous scar tissue, known as a plaque, develops beneath the skin of the penis. These plaques prevent the penile tissue from expanding proportionately and equally on both sides, as a result he penis to bends abnormally during erections. While many men with Peyronie’s Disease can still engage in sexual intercourse, others may experience significant pain and erectile dysfunction as a result.

Understanding the Causes of Peyronie’s Disease

The exact causes of Peyronie’s disease remain uncertain, perplexing doctors and urologists alike. However, researchers have put forth some theories regarding its development. One possibility is that the formation of fibrous plaques is influenced by genetics or trauma, which can lead to internal bleeding within the penis. Trauma may be a result of activities such as contact sports or vigorous sexual intercourse. It is also plausible that a combination of genetic factors and trauma contributes to the condition in certain individuals.

When injury occurs to the tunica albuginea, a resilient layer of connective tissue enveloping the penis, it can trigger the formation of scar tissue and subsequent fibrosis. This scar tissue manifests as the characteristic plaque in Peyronie’s disease.

Typically, the body possesses the ability to heal such wounds, particularly if they are minor. However, the effectiveness of this healing process may be influenced by genetic factors.

While the exact mechanisms behind Peyronie’s disease remain elusive, ongoing research endeavors continue to shed light on this condition, bringing us closer to a comprehensive understanding of its origins.

Discover Effective Treatments for Peyronie’s Disease

If you’re seeking relief from Peyronie’s Disease, you may have come across various treatments like pills, creams, injections, medical vacuum pump physiotherapy and penile traction therapy (PTT). While these options can certainly help, used alone, they fail to address the underlying cause of the condition.

Surgery is another alternative, but it comes with significant risks that can have life-altering consequences. Typically, surgery is recommended for severe cases when non-surgical treatments have proven ineffective and the curvature persists for more than 12 months. However, surgical procedures involve the removal of fibrous scar tissue or creating new scar tissue on the opposite side of the penis to even out the curvature, but this causes shortening of the penis length.

Through different techniques, each with its own set of risks and side effects. These include the potential for impotence, nerve injury, reduced sensitivity, decreased blood flow, and the risk of infection. Furthermore, surgery requires anesthesia, an overnight hospital stay, and a recovery period ranging from 3 days to 6 weeks.

But, there is an alternative, you don’t have to live with Peyronies or face these surgical options.

Focus Shockwave Therapy for Peyronies

Fortunately, there is a clinically proven treatment called Focus Shockwave Therapy specifically designed for Peyronie’s disease and is NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved. Unlike other treatments, Focus Shockwave therapy targets the root cause of the problem without any known side effects or risks.

This non-invasive procedure works by delivering high-pressure, low frequency sound waves precisely from a device outside of the body, to the fibrous plaques responsible for the curvature. stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms, promoting the breakdown of the plaques, encouraging re-absorbtion, and natural healing of the collagen, simultaneously improving blood flow to the affected area. By targeting the plaque and reducing its size, we can help to restore normal penile curvature and enhance overall sexual function, enhancing both the aesthetic appearance, length and functionality of your penis. The entire process is quick, pain-free, and discreet, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately after each session.

The Benefits

The benefits of focused shockwave therapy for Peyronie’s Disease are numerous. Firstly, it offers a non-surgical alternative to traditional treatments, such as surgery, injections or medication. This means that you can avoid the potential risks, complications, and lengthy recovery associated with invasive procedures. Additionally, shockwave therapy has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated, with minimal side effects.

By undergoing focused shockwave therapy at Aubergine Physio, you can expect to experience several positive effects. Our treatment approach aims to reduce pain and discomfort associated with Peyronie’s Disease, allowing you to engage in sexual activities more comfortably.

Our team of physiotherapists will work closely with you to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. We prioritize your comfort and well-being, ensuring that you are actively involved in the decision-making process every step of the way. We understand that Peyronie’s Disease can have a significant impact on your confidence and relationships, and our aim is to provide you with the support and expertise needed to regain control of your sexual health.

If you are seeking professional help for Peyronie’s Disease, look no further than Aubergine Physio. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a more fulfilling and satisfying life. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the compassionate care you deserve.

It’s important to note that results may vary from person to person, and while shockwave therapy has proven successful for many individuals, we cannot guarantee specific outcomes.

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