Usually, most problems involving the inability to achieve an erection is erectile dysfunction. However, about 0.5 to 20 percent of men have something called Peyronie’s Disease. This disease leads to a curvature in penises, painful erections, and it can be painful to engage in sex. Fortunately, GAINSWave™️ therapy can help eliminate the pain associated with Peyronie’s Disease.
The cause of Peyronie’s Disease isn’t substantiated, but many doctors, such as those at The SPARC Center, believe it is due to injury during vigorous sex or from other activities that cause trauma to the penis. Due to the injury, plaques, or scar tissue, form in the penis. Usually, these plaques gather on the dorsal or top side of the penis and can cause it to bend upwards during an erection.
However, the plaques can also form on one side of the penis and cause it to bend in that direction. Plaques may also form all around the extremity, and although it doesn’t cause curvature, it can cause the penis to narrow. In severe cases, the plaques can gather calcium and harden like a bone. This side effect can also shorten and shrink the penis.
Our doctors at The SPARC Center, can examine their patients to determine if they have Peyronie’s Disease. It occurs in about six out of 100 men between the ages of 40 and 70. However, due to trauma, it can also occur in younger men. The symptoms of this disease include:
This disease can take a toll on men because 75 out of 100 men who have it reports feeling depressed about their condition.
The treatments that our doctors can offer men with Peyronie’s disease include breaking up plaques with the GAINSWave procedure. This procedure utilizes shockwave therapy to break-up plaques in the penis to help reduce pain when achieving an erection or having sex. This therapy can also help resolve erectile dysfunction in most men.
If you suspect you might have Peyronie’s Disease, contact our men clinic near you in Columbus, OH, to find out about getting it diagnosed and treated with the GAINSWave procedure.
Peyronie’s Disease (PD) is a condition where scar tissue (plaque) develops under the skin surface of the penis, causing it to bend or curve during erections. It can cause significant pain and sexual dysfunction in men. Plaque that develops can be the result of trauma, penile injections, genetics, or an unknown cause.
To date, treatment options have been limited. GAINSWave therapy provides a breakthrough solution addressing all aspects of Peyronie’s Disease. Research shows the science behind GAINSWave, shockwave therapy, can be a safe and effective treatment option. Doctors in Europe and around the globe have been utilizing shockwave therapy and analyzing its effectiveness for treating these symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease in clinical trials (EAU). It has shown considerable progress in reducing the pain associated with PD as well as eliminating the scar tissue and plaque buildup that causes Peyronie’s.
5-10% of men suffer from Peyronie’s Disease, and it’s becoming an increasingly common problem according to discussions in the medical community. Peyronie’s disease symptoms can range in severity but can worsen over time or appear rapidly. The most frequently reported symptoms include: