Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a painful condition characterized by the buildup of scar tissue, also known as plaque, in the penis. This tissue causes the penis to bend either upwards, downwards, or to the side in an unnatural manner, resulting in discomfort or pain when the penis becomes erect.
PD may be caused by a genetic predisposition, though it is more commonly the result of an injury to the penis. Such an injury can occur as the result of an accident during sex, long-term chronic trauma inflicted during sex, or an injury to the penis incurred because of an object striking it.
Living with Peyronie’s disease can be unbearable due solely to the pain that the condition causes. Making matters worse, Peyronie’s disease also makes it difficult or impossible for those who have it to maintain a healthy sex life, which may contribute to more serious conditions such as depression.
It is important that those suffering from Peyronie’s disease seek treatment as soon as possible before the condition progresses into more serious health problems. However, surgical procedures aimed at correcting PD may result in significant consequences, including but not limited to anesthesia-related complications and impotence.
An option for treating Peyronie’s Disease is shockwave therapy, specifically GAINSWave® Therapy. This treatment entails the use of soundwaves to stimulate tissue growth and blood flow in the penis, as well as breaking down the plaque that directly causes or contributes to Peyronie’s Disease.
Shockwave treatment has been clinically proven to reduce pain in those with Peyronie’s Disease , and is recommended as a primary course of treatment for Peyronie’s disease rather than more extreme measures such as surgery, which can have adverse effects on your health.
Contact your local GAINSWave® therapy provider today to learn more about your options and for a consultation.