There are many kinds of problems that a guy can have with his penis. The most common complaints are erectile dysfunction, downright impotence, or sub par penile size. However, there is also the very real problem of having a bent penis.
A certain amount of curvature in a penis, called congenital curvature, is considered normal. However, if the curvature reaches a certain angle, causing the penis’ owner to suffer from discomfort while having intercourse, then it’s called Peyronie’s disease.
A Little History On Peyronie’s Disease
The disease has been officially documented by Francois de la Peyronie, way back in the year 1743. Sharp observers will have noticed by now that this scientist has also had the dubious honor of having this disease named after him.
Yet another name for this disease is Induratio Penis Plastica. It is basically caused by a chronic inflammation of the connective tissue within the penis. This disorder affects around 10% of all men, so it’s not as rare as most people think it is when they first hear about it.
The reason why you don’t hear about this disease or disorder that often, is because there is kind of a taboo around it. You’re not supposed to talk about it. Most men are completely fixated on penis size, ofcourse.
It’s not until the penis curves either left or right that men start to complain. Upwards curvatures are seen way more often, but at least upward curvature does not affect the symmetry of the penis.
True sufferers of Peyronie’s disease will have chronic inflammation in their connective tissue, which can even result in the forming of scar tissue. Considering the fact that scar tissue is a fairly stubborn type of tissue, this makes the problem even worse.
The formation of scar tissue can cause Peyronie’s disease sufferers to suffer from erectile dysfunction, loss of girth, indentation, and even worse… shortening. Yikes!
What Are The Possibly Causes Of Peyronie’s Disease?
Not much is known about the true underlying cause of this disease. There is plenty of speculation about it, though. It is thought that trauma, caused by rough sexual activity, may cause the connective tissues inside the penis to develop scar tissue, thereby causing Peyronie’s.
Many men, however, seem to be oblivious to having suffered trauma to their own penis during sexual activity.
Peyronie’s disease can also be caused as a side effect of medication. There is a certain class of drugs called beta blockers, which are used to treat a variety of disease and illnesses. All beta blocker drugs list Peyronie’s disease as a possible side effect.
Not everybody that suffers from Peyronie’s disease is born with it. Sometimes, the disease doesn’t rear its ugly head until a boy hits puberty. But no matter at what age a man developes this disease, it’s pretty much always considered a real downer.
Is There Anything You Can Do To Cure Peyronie’s Disease With Dietary Supplements?
A long time ago, studies were already being performed that had sufferers take plenty of Vitamin E. This study reported success. But these successes could not always be repeated in larger studies.
However, the combination of Vitamin E and a supplement known as colchicine have shown to be able to delay the onset of Peyronie’s.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that some people swear by, even though not every scientific study manages to produce consistent results.
Colchicine is a medication that is normally used to treat gout, an inflammation disorder that affects joints.
In order to prevent Peyronie’s disease from progressing, you’d have to start taking this mix of supplements at the moment you notice the disease starting to develop. But not every man becomes sufficiently aware of his own condition until it’s already too late.
Inflammation is regarded as the root cause for the Peyronies disorder. So pretty much all treatments are an attempt to cure inflammation. There are many more agents that can help a man with his chronic inflammation problem.
Examples of agents that are known to attack basic inflammation mechanisms, are Potaba and Coenzyme Q10, acetyl L-carnitine, L-arginine and sildenafil.
Potaba is a potassium salt, which is medically used against fibrotic skin disorders. People with irritable bowel syndrome also take this medication to improve their situation.
Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant, whose main goal is to generate energy inside cells. It is used mostly by people that need to improve their cardiovascular system.
Acetyl L-carnitine is a molecule that is a combination of acetyl and L-carnitine. L-carnitine helps in the transports of fatty acids. It helps in breaking down fat tissue by transporting broken down fat into the mitochondria. Acetyl L-carnitine is a widespread dietary supplement that naturally occurs in animals and plants.
L-arginine is 1 of the 20 amino acids that the human body is rich. It helps increase blood flow by relaxing the arteries. It’s also used for treating erectile dysfunction.
Sildenafil is a chemical compound otherwise known as Viagra. And we all know what that is, don’t we? Viagra is not only used to treat erectile dysfunction, but also Peyronie’s disease. Viagra alternatives include vardenafil (aka Levitra) tadalafil (aka Cialis).
What About Surgery To Relieve Peyronie’s Disorder?
It is possible to have surgery in order to improve upon your curved penis’ condition. The problem with it is that it is highly risky and may only be performed by highly skilled individuals.
The so called Nesbit operation is one form of surgery that aims to alleviate this condition. Another is called the plaque incision, which can optionally include a so called venous patch. The latter attempts to combat penile shortening. After all, you don’t want to solve one problem and create another one.
Surgery is only required for a very small percentage of men. Most guys who have a curved penis will be able to have sex with it just nicely. But some are going to be suffering from pain during erection, which is most often caused by scar tissue formation.
Surgery to cure Peyronie’s disease is considered to be the last resort and is not to be taken lightly. Consult with your doctor (and get plenty of second opinions) before taking the plunge.
Surgery to correct penile curvature is a very intrusive operation, which doesn’t always yield the desired results. But the patient is still paying quite a high price. Not only financially, but also emotionally and physically.
This type of surgery has seen a great decrease in popularity in the last few years, due to the fact that penile shortening has been observed in nearly 100% of all men that the surgery has been performed on.
Penile shortening almost always occurs, because the scar tissue which is the result of an operation, tightens up as it heals. This ends up pulling the penis back into the body, thereby causing the penis to get shorter.
Can You Cure Peyronie’s Disease With A Penis Extender?
While it seems that your options in this situation are limited, there is hope yet for those who suffer from a curved penis!
In these last few years, penis extenders have gone through lots of improvements, making them ever more efficient. Penis extension devices are, as you might have guessed by the name, most often used to extend the penis size.
But because of their nature, they also work very well in correcting bent or curved penises. A penis extender will keep your best friend in the desired formation for many hours per day. The result of this is that significant improvements in penis shape are often observed in about a month’s time.
Penis extenders have always been pretty popular, because they aim to cure a condition that makes many men insecure. They’ve been around for a long time and they’ll be around for a long time to come.
But it’s not until recent years that penis extenders have seen enough technological improvement that their usage is actually safe, not at all that discomfortable any more, and on top of that… they’ve actually yielded results!
The trick is that you’re going to have to buy one from a reputatable company in order to get some results. Do not go for the cheap imitation stuff sold by relatively new and / or unknown vendors, because you’re likely to get bit in the behind by these wannabes.
A penis extender can help you reshape your own best friend over the course of time. But you’ll have to make sure that you use it correctly.
If you don’t use it often enough, or you’re not showing enough self discipline in toughing out the first few days of discomfort, then you’ll have just thrown away your money.
And penis extenders aren’t exactly cheap. So when you choose to shell out for one in these already economically harsh times, you’d better make sure that you put it to good use. Don’t expect these devices to do all the work for you. You have to apply them yourself.
How Safe Are Penis Extenders Really?
While nobody will argue with me that penis extenders don’t even come close to being as intrusive as a surgical operation is, many people are questioning the safety of such an aparatus.
And rightfully so. After all, no man wants to stuff his own best friend inside such a contraption just for the fun of it. A penis extender applies pressure to your willy and gives you real discomfort for many hours per day.
Many men worry whether it’s a good idea to have a device apply pressure to their penis for up to 8 hour per day, for many weeks in a row.
But the fact of the matter is that penis extenders are built in such a way that you can’t easily harm yourself with them. It’s not like you can accidentally tighten a screw too fast, the result of which is a wounded penis.
Extension devices will not damage your penis unless you painstakingly choose and act in order to deliberately damage yourself. You’ve got to use your common sense when using devices like these.
A penis extender can be compared to braces, which are used to correct crooked teeth. Braces’ workings are based on the principe that if only you exert very little pressure over a very long amount of time, you can reshape parts of the human body.
This not only works for braces and penises. Have you ever seen pictures of third world people that stretch their necks by adding single rings to their necks every now and then?
Or have you ever seen pictures of third world people that stretch their earlobes and lips by placing discs in them that increase in size with every replacement?
Penis extenders work through the same principe. Only very little bits of pressure are to be applied over a longer period of time. Easy does it, you might say. Even Mother Earth can’t produce diamonds unless it’s given a sufficient amount of time.
When you are suffering from Peyronie’s disease, the good news is that you can definitely do something about it. You’ll have to be willing to go through a few months of discomfort though.
But look at the bright side. It’s way cheaper and way better than surgery, which doesn’t even produce good results 100% of the time. And this comes at the cost of penile shortening, which does happen 100% of the time.
The penis extender turns this picture inside and out and upside down! When using an extension device to cure Peyronie’s, instead of having to put up with a shorter penis through surgery, you’ll have the added bonus of ending up with a longer penis instead!
If you are a true sufferer of Peyronie’s disease (and by that I mean you suffer from painful erections, sexual withdrawal from your partner, or outright impotency), then a penis extender can truly help you out with your problem.
Not only will it solve the problem of your curved penis, it will also greatly reduce the psychological stress and frustration that has always been the result of your bent penis.
And what about the physical improvements in your predicament? Imagine being able to finally be rid of painful erections and being able to actually enjoy intercourse with the woman (or man :P) you love.
I, for one, welcome penis extenders onto the market. It’s so good finally seeing a product that actually works in helping us guys out with our greatest insecurity!