Pills, creams and injections can ease some of the symptoms of Peyronie’s, but the effects of these treatments are short-lived, and none of them are able to tackle the root cause of the problem. Penile traction therapy or PTT may help decrease the severity but again the results are temporary.
Surgery is an option but carries many risks some of which can be life-changing. Surgery is usually only recommended in severe cases for patients who fail to respond to non-surgical treatments and have curvature for longer than 12 months. Surgery involves removing the fibrous scar tissue using various techniques, all carry different risks and side effects. Surgery risks include impotence post-surgery, a risk of nerve injury and loss of sensitivity, decreased blood flow and risk of infection. Surgery also requires anaesthesia, an overnight hospital stay and then a recovery time anywhere from 3 days to 6 weeks.
Shockwave therapy for Peyronie’s disease is a clinically proven treatment for erection problems that are caused by the condition. It has no known side effects, is risk-free and treats the root cause of the problem. It works by passing low-intensity sound waves that accurately target the fibrous plaques that cause the curving. The treatments are quick, pain-free and discreet, patients can return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.
Result are not guaranteed and may vary from individual to individual.
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