Men’s health issues including erectile dysfunction (ED) and Peyronie’s disease (PD) are difficult to know exactly how many men suffer because the diagnosis and treatment largely go unaddressed. The prevalence of diagnosed Peyronie’s disease in the US is nearly 0.5 percent in men, but the numbers could be much higher. The internalized narrative that men need to be strong and not seek help is beginning to change, but if you suffer from any men’s health issue it’s important to seek help and not be ashamed.

In today’s post, we’ll explore Peyronie’s disease and how GAINSWave can help treat it. There are many treatments available, but GAINSWave may be a perfect solution for lasting results without side effects!

What is Peyronie’s Disease?

PD is considered a connective tissue disorder in which the penis develops scar tissue within the penis that causes a moderate to severe curvature and can result in penile deformity. It’s important to note that penises come in all shapes and sizes, so if you have a slight curve, it does not necessarily mean you have PD. If the penile curve becomes more pronounced and you experience painful erections, you may want to make an appointment with a medical professional.

PD is commonly identified as the penile tissue having a buildup of plaque that is a result of the decline of fibrin and collagen in the tunica albuginea region of the penis. The plaque replaces the normal spongy, elastic, and mobile fibers that give the penis its flexibility.

PD begins with an inflammatory period that lasts 12 to 18 months and is characterized by painful erections that begin to show a slight curvature, only to return to its normal shape. This will continue to occur until the penis is deformed and doesn’t return to its original state. Additional symptoms include:

  • Being able to feel the plaque underneath the tissue as a lump or hard band.
  • Problems getting or maintaining an erection, leading to erectile dysfunction.
  • Change in penis size, often resulting in a shorter length.
  • Pain in the penis, with or without an erection.

What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?

While the causes of PD are not completely clear, it has been hypothesized that it occurs as a result of wound healing. Penile trauma and injury has been associated as a cause, as has Dupuytren’s contracture (DD) which is more commonly associated with the palmar fascia in the hand that causes a contracture in the palm from an overgrowth of tissue.

GAINSWave For Peyronie’s Disease

GAINSWave effectively treats PD by breaking up and softening the hard plaque buildup through its high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves. GAINSWave helps to remove the scar tissue, increase the blood flow, and restore the penis back to its original shape and size with gentle sound waves that penetrate the tissue.

Peyronie’s disease can cause ED, as 80 percent of men with PD also report ED. Many PD treatments are available such as oral medications and penile drugs injected directly into the affected region. Surgery is also an option but is only recommended with severe penile deformity.

If you’re looking for a non-invasive option with little discomfort and without the hassle of refilling a prescription, GAINSWave for Peyronie’s disease is the optimal option.

In this post, we’ve explored what PD, its causes, and how GAINSWave is the perfect course of treatment.

For more information on how we at Rejuvenate Image Restoration use GAINSWave for Peyronie’s disease, give our office a call today!