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Erectile Dysfunction & Peyronie’s Disease
A high proportion of Peyronie’s Disease (PD) patients (men suffering with curved, deformed, and indented penis’s) will also notice that their erectile function becomes less effective. Whereas some patients may have suffered Erectile Dysfunction (ED) prior to the onset of PD, in many cases a patient with PD will notice their ability to have full erections will lessen as their Peyronie’s disease progresses.
Both PD and ED can be treated at the same time with our multi modal treatments of Focused Shockwave Therapy (FST), ElectroMagnetic Transduction Therapy (EMTT) and Nano Vi along with the aid of penile pumps, medications, and supplements.
For a man to become erect, approximately twenty times the normal quantity of blood swiftly flows into and is trapped in his penis. With PD and some types of ED, fibrous plaque develops within the blood vessels and leave fatty deposits, which impede the flow and prevent a full and satisfying erection developing.
With severe PD fibrous plaques develop in different shapes and sizes. Some plaques are flat and thin, whereas others are shaped like bullets. This means the penis cannot expand and contract in the normal way because of these hard plaques, so when blood flows into the penis it will bend.
What Causes ED and PD
Men suffer from ED due to a variety of reasons. The most commonly associated ED risk factor is aging. Some studies have shown that 50% of men over the age of 40, suffer some level of Erectile Dysfunction. Another significant ED risk factor is Diabetes. High blood sugar or Diabetes causes damage to the blood vessels within the penile tissues. Over time this leads to deposits on the blood vessel linings and restricts blood flow into the penile tissues, resulting in difficulty in obtaining an erection. This affects type 1, type 2 diabetics and also men that are considered pre diabetic.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is also a major risk factor for ED. High blood pressure can also cause permanent blood vessel damage and reduced blood flow to the penis. A man can also suffer from ED if he has a low level of nitric oxide and a low testosterone hormone in his body. Other major physical causes of ED include high cholesterol, cardiovascular issues and damage to the penis. Psychological factors such as anxiety and depression can further disturb mental stability required to get strong erections and lead to ED. Moreover, hazardous habits such as smoking, drug abuse and alcohol abuse are also some of the major causes of ED.
Peyronie’s Disease is not as common as Erectile Dysfunction and it is often difficult to determine the exact reason why a particular patient suffers from PD. However, various risk factors have been identified. For example, penile injury is considered as one of the most common risk factors for PD and this can be caused by a sporting or sexual injury.
These injuries can trigger the development of the fibrous plaques resulting in penile curvature, hourglass shapes, or indentation in the penis. Men with connective tissue disorders, such a Dupuytren’s contracture lederhosen orEhlers-Danlos Syndromes are at a higher risk.
If a patient suffers both partial ED as well as PD, we recommend a course of shockwave therapy. This will have two main effects. The first is the increasing and revitalising of the blood vessels within the penis. This is known as angiogenesis. More blood vessels allow more blood to flow into the penis and enable stronger, harder erections.
The second effect is the development of new nerve tissues, which is known as neurogenesis. This increases the sensitivity of the penis, enabling more satisfying and fulfilling sexual intercourse.
Whilst most patients experience immediate improvements after the initial programme of treatment, Peyronie’s Disease can be a very stubborn condition and in some instances is resistant to all non-invasive treatments and non-surgical treatments.
Our Other Treatment Procedures
Along with FST, we provide non-invasive treatments including Extracorporeal MagnetoTransduction Therapy (EMTT), NanoVi and the Tesla Chair. These additional treatments are compatible with shockwave therapy and are extremely effective in treating ED and minimising penile curvature in men. EMTT increases intercellular connectivity, quickens the cell recovery process, and increases blood flow in the penis, whereas NanoVi technology works in the proteins of those cells and aids in the recovery of damaged cells as well as their DNA by producing the same biological signal as the body of the patient.
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Erectile Dysfunction & Peyronie's Disease FAQ's
Erectile Dysfunction is a male sexual issue which is identified by the inability to obtain erections sufficient for sexual intercourse. When a man gets sexually aroused, his penis becomes erect. However, if a man is unable to get an erection in this situation, then he could be suffering from ED.
PD is a distinct male sexual condition and can be identified by a deformity developing in the penis resulting in a curvature, an hourglass shape, or an indentation in the penis.
ED is usually more commonly associated with older men. But it can happen to any man at any age. Even teenagers are not immune to this issue. Unfortunately, in recent times the number of young male ED patients has increased rapidly.
ED can happen to any man, but older men are more vulnerable to it. Men who suffer from problems such as Diabetes, Hypertension, high cholesterol, and heart diseases have a considerably higher chance of experiencing difficulties in achieving strong erections. Psychological factors such as anxiety, depression, body image issues can also induce ED in men. Habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol or drug abuse are also known as major risk factors for ED.
The process of getting an erection consists of some complex psychological processes as well as some physical processes. When a man gets sexually aroused, his brain sends signals to the penis, and this is how the erection process starts. Psychological issues such as anxiety, depression or sadness can disrupt this psychological process.
This is unlikely, a man with ED usually requires medical treatment of some sort. But if ED only happens occasionally due to tiredness or fatigue, then this may be a temporary problem.
One of the main causes of PD is penile injury. Penile injury can occur from a number of reasons such as accidents or a sports related injuries in the genital area. These blows to the penis can cause plaques to build up resulting in bends or indents within it. Other risk factors for PD are genetics and connective tissue disorders.
Men who suffer from PD have a very high probability to suffer from ED as well. The plaque formation in the penis can impede the blood flow which is required to get erections. Moreover, pain and psychological distress associated with PD can cause anxiety or depression which can also further worsen ED in patients.
Both ED and PD are treatable conditions, though PD is more complex to treat compared to ED. Various kinds of invasive and non-invasive treatments are available for both issues. We prioritise non-invasive treatments and with our modern treatment protocols, we have successfully treated thousands of men suffering from ED and PD.