About 1 in 100 American men are living with Peyronie’s disease, a condition that makes your penis curve or bend abnormally when erect. It can be painful, often affecting your ability to engage in (and enjoy) sexual intercourse.
While there’s no known cure for Peyronie's disease, you do have treatment options. Our team at Advanced Urology specializes in compassionate care for Peyronie’s disease at our offices in Culver City, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, and San Pedro, California. We’re here to help you find a treatment plan that works for you.
In this blog post, we’re exploring four of the most effective ways to manage Peyronie's disease and improve your quality of life.
Medication is one of the best ways to treat mild to moderate Peyronie’s disease. Depending on your condition, we may prescribe oral pentoxifylline to improve blood flow to your penis or topical verapamil to help fight the scar tissue growth that makes your penis curve.
Injectable medication can also help manage symptoms of Peyronie’s disease. We may inject medication to help break down scar tissue plaques or use corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and pain.
It's important to note that while medications can be effective, they may not work for everyone.
Penile traction therapy involves using a device to gently stretch your penis in the opposite direction of the curvature. These gentle stretches can help to reduce the curvature and improve penile function, but it may take several months of consistent use to see noticeable results.
For many men, lifestyle changes can also help manage Peyronie's disease. Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and alcohol can all help improve blood flow and reduce inflammation in your body.
In addition to lifestyle changes, we may recommend talking with a therapist or counselor. Peyronie's disease can have a significant impact on your self-esteem and sexual function, and working with a mental health professional can help address these concerns and improve your overall well-being.
If your Peyronie’s disease doesn’t respond to conservative treatment options, you might be a candidate for corrective surgery. Surgery may involve lengthening the curved side, shortening the side opposite the curve, or placing a penile prosthesis implant.
While surgery can be effective, it does come with some risks. We can help you discuss the risks and benefits of surgery to help you make the best decision for your health.
Peyronie's disease can be challenging, but you don’t have to navigate pain or loss of function alone. Our team of experts is here to help you find effective ways to improve your symptoms and your quality of life. Call the Advanced Urology office nearest you or send us a message online to learn more.