Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a benign condition that occurs when scar tissue builds up within the shaft of the penis. Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction (ED) are two closely related conditions, in that the former is essentially one of the most common underlying causes of the latter.
Aside from ED, Peyronie’s disease can also cause penile curvature, decreased penile length and girth, and pain during erection and/or intercourse. In some cases, the condition can bring on other types of penile deformity (e.g., indentations, hourglass-like appearance, and narrowing of the shaft).
If you have been diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease and are wondering if the treatment for it can also reverse erectile dysfunction, read on to get the answer you need.
Inflatable Penile Prosthesis
A surgical solution for both Peyronie’s and ED, this inflatable device corrects penile deviation and recreates normal penile function by providing the penis with the rigidity necessary for erection, orgasm, and ejaculation.
The apparatus is manually operated and completely hidden from view after it is implanted within the erection chambers of the penis.
Xiaflex is used on men suffering from Peyronie’s disease who have a noticeable penile nodule. It is an injectable medication that eliminates the plaque formation in the passageway for urine through the penis (urethra), thereby effectively straightening the penis and consequently addressing ED and other symptoms.
Research has shown a 34-percent improvement in symptoms (penile curvature and ED) in men who received Xiaflex treatment.
Penile Traction Therapy
Penile traction therapy (PTT) is a promising treatment option for both types of PD: acute and chronic. Penile traction devices (penile extenders) work by gently stretching the penis, thereby increasing its length.
PTT is the only nondrug and nonsurgical treatment approach that has been reliably demonstrated to improve penile length and erectile function in many patients.
Viagra helps with the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, among which apparently is erectile dysfunction. The FDA-approved ED pill has the added bonus of reducing curvature as it improves blood circulation in the penis.
Other medications that can help both conditions include Levitra and Cialis.
Peyronie’s Disease and ED Treatment in Phoenix and Gilbert, AZ
At Ironwood Urology, Dr. Desiderio Avila, Jr. combines his expertise and extensive experience with advanced technology to deliver the best treatment outcomes for the full range of urological and reproductive health issues, including erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease. Scores of patients in Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona gravitate to our practice also for Dr. Avila’s compassionate, friendly, and reassuring approach.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Avila, contact our friendly staff today at (480) 961-2323. You may also request your appointment using this form. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality of care!