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Treatment and Understanding of Peyronies Disease

Peyronies disease is a condition that leads to scar tissue that can cause the penis to become deformed, pent, or shortened. It can be either minorly painful or extremely painful given the severity of the issue. Peyronies disease in many cases can also lead to erectile dysfunction; which is a condition where a man is unable to aquire or maintain an erection.


The disease was named after a very intelligent surgeon in France back in the 1700’s named Francois de la Peyronie. He held a very presitigous position in the medical community; treating patients of the royal family of that time period.

The disease is thought to be relatively common affecting between 0.4% to 8% of all men worldwide. However, the huge variance in this statistic is due to the fact that most people keep this condition to themselves for obvious reasons. Several studies have shown that men of Northern European descent seem to be affected more than any other.

A Better Look

The penis contains three chambers known as the corpora cavernosa, corpus spondgiousum, and urethra. The corpora consists of spongy tissue made up of fibrous tissue, smooth muscle, and veins. When a man gets an erection blood flows into this area and greatly expands the corpora. What contains all of these things is known as the tunica albuginea. The tunica helps hold blood in and properly expand the penis during erection. When someone has peyronies plaque and thickened scar tissue begin to develop in one side of the tunica. This leads to a blockage of blood flow during erection along one side of the penis which leads to the curving or bending of the penis.


The main causes stem from trauma to the penis that leads to bleeding and thereby an incorrect healing processis is initated. Excessive scar tissue begins to form and the disease worsens.


Treatment of this disease may be initiated through pills, injections, traction devices, or treatment of anything that can help with erectile dysfunction.


There are currently no pills that can reverse the affects of this disease. However, there are some pills and vitamins that been shown to provide some benefit. Such as vitamin e, PABA, tamoxifen, and colchicine. Vitamin E is administered at 400IU per day, in order to hopefully help reduce the associated pain and plaque formation. This is the most common treatment.


Eating an overall healthier diet may help benefit this condition by increasing your overall health and immune system. Eating a diet rich in omega-3’s and lowering your omega-6 consumption can also help to reduce overall body inflammation.

Penis Extenders

Penis extenders or traction devices are commonly used in the male enhancement industry for penis enlargement. However, these extending devices can also be used to help straigten the penis as well. One company that is particularly well known for this is X4 labs. You can check out a review of the x4 labs here. This penis extending device uses prolonged stretching tension in order to lengthen and hopefully correct any curvature in the penis.


Injections can be used to help breakdown the plaque and soften the underlying structures. Which may help to reduce the severity of the condition upon erection.

Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapies include radiotherapy, electromotive drug administartion, and extracorporeal shock wave therapy. However, all of the treatments are expensive and unproven, so they are generally not recommended.


Surgery is another option for treatment, however, it is the most invasive of all. The nesbit procedure is the most common surgical procedure to treat this condition.

In summary, if you are suffering from this condition your first step in the right direction is to make an appointment with your family doctor or general practicioner. Where he/she may or may not refer you to a urologist given the severity of your condition.

The Detrimental Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

In today’s busy world sleep-deprivation is quite common, and it seems to have become the norm for people to just up their intake of caffeine and energy drinks, rather than taking a proactive approach to address the real issue of why they’re not sleeping properly.

For a long time, I was one of those people who treated sleep deprivation like it was a normal thing, and that I should learn to just “live with it”. And it wasn’t until my brother recently started suffering from some very bad effects brought on from lack of sleep that I realized it was much more severe than I originally had thought. What society considered normal or acceptable, the body had another agenda. Whether it’s because of deadlines and meetings or binge-watching your favorite TV series, sleep deprivation is not healthy in more ways than one.

You Become An Overall Less Efficient Human Being

This is probably the most common side-effect of sleep deprivation. Everything seems slower and heavier than it used to be when you haven’t had enough sleep. This is because your body is tired from continuously being awake and not having enough time to recharge itself. Like food and water, sleep is also essential for your body to be healthy. While this may sound incredibly obvious; let’s admit that a lot of people choose to ignore this and pay for it in the long run.

You Are More Succeptible to Disease and Sickness

In addition to not being able to properly function, people who haven’t had enough sleep are also more vulnerable to diseases. Sleep is important for the body to rebuild itself and maintain an optimally functioning state. Once we remove or shorten the time it needs to repair itself, the body is more succeptible to many different types of diseases.

Your Emotional and Mental Health Begin to Suffer

Is it paranoia that causes sleeplessness or the other way around? A study in 2008 (1) has shown that sleep deprivation can actually affect a person’s sanity. According to Dr. Daniel Freeman from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, lack of sleep can make a person feel stressed, which results in weakness not only of the physical body, but also in mental health. In this state we are much more mentally disconnected with the world and it is the ideal breeding ground for paranoia to take hold.

Lack of Sleep Confuses the Body

A study by the researchers in the University of Surrey has found that the body gets “altered” internally when a person abstains from sleep for prolonged periods of time. Sleep deprivation or sudden and drastic changes in sleep pattern can disturb the circadian rhythm — or what most people refer to as the body clock. In other words, the body assumes that it is resting when in fact it is awake. Due of this, some genes can be more active when they shouldn’t be and vice-versa. For example, the body tends to produce more proteins that change its chemistry, which may lead to various complications later on.

There are going to be those inevitably unavoidable times when you simply cannot get a proper nights sleep, however, the key is to always find time to let your body rest and recover whenever you can. Whether that’s in between tasks or after you beat that deadline at work; take short breaks or a day off every now and then. We all need to rest once in a while, after all.