WHAT IS PEYRONIE'S DISEASE?The plaques are hard, thickened and stiff areas, actually a kind of internal scarring. In this fibroid tissue also calcium compounds can accumulate, making the plaques even harder.

THE SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONDITION

The three main characteristics of cavernositis are:

– One or more small hard lumps underneath the skin, or a continuous hard, stiff and thickened area.

– Abnormal bent or crooked penis when erect. All penises have some curvature, but by this disease, the penile bend increases, and one may get a very curved penis. The penis may be bent as a banana or in an angular fashion. The penile bending is most often up, but may be down, to the left side, to right or sloping.

-The bending is usually to the same side as that of the hard thickened area when the penis is erected.

-The hard areas in the erected penis may look like bumps, making the penis irregular.

– Sometimes the penis bends greatly enough to make sexual intercourse difficult, or impossible.

– Pain during erections caused by the pressure from the hard areas in the penis, or from the

THE CAUSES OF PEYRONIE'S DISEASE

The exact cause of the induration is unknown. It's not a sign of an underlying serious condition, and it is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is possible that the disease can begin with an inflammation in the penile tissue. An inflammation may be caused by an allergic or auto-immune reaction. Although the Peyronie's disease is not an infection, an initial infection can damage the penile tissue and cause an inflammation that develops into Peyronie's disease. Men having the inflammatory condition called Systemic Lupus Erytematosus more often get Peyronie's disease.

Vitamin E deficiency seems to be a contributing factor in causing the disease. Diabetes may cause damage of blood vessels, and if this damage occurs in the erectile bodies of the penis, Peyronie's disease can develop. Peyronie's disease is sometimes a side effect of the drug Inderal (propanolol) used against high blood pressure.

Sometimes a physical injury to the penis that causes internal bleeding, or a series of such injuries, is the initial cause. A habit of violent sexual activity may cause such injuries. It is thought that some men may have a genetic disposition to the condition.

Plastic induration of the penis is not a cancer, and cannot cause cancer, however a lump or deformation in your genitals that develops, must be examined.

TREATMENT OF PEYRONIE'S DISEASE

Not all men with Payronie's disease require treatment. The disease sometimes go away by itself. If the condition is pronounced, it is also difficult to find a remedy that can cure every sign of the disease, but several methods can take away most penis changes associated with Peyronie's. Here is a survey of treatment methods used today.

Tamoxifen – In its early stages of the disease a medication called Tamoxifen has been shown to prevent the formation of the fibrous plaque by Peyronie's disease. This drug is also used in the treatment of breast cancer, but the two conditions are not related.

Vitamin E and B – Vitamin E and B is sometimes effective in easing the pain and as a treatment for the penile deformity by Peyronie's disease.

Verapamil – Verapamil, often used in the treatment of high blood pressure, has been shown to decrease the size of the plaque and decrease the pain when injected directly into the plaque, and thus also improve the penis shape distortion by peyronie's disease.

Shock wave therapy – Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or ESWT, a new treatment, is being used in some hospitals for the Peyronie's disease. Although the initial results of this new approach to treat Peyronie's disease have been promising, the long-term outcome is still undetermined.

Surgery – This is sometimes considered if Payroni's disease has lasted for a year or more and it hasn't progressed or regressed for at least three months. By the Nesbitt procedure one removes tissue opposite to the curve to straighten the penis. Another procedure involves putting a graft or part of a vein within the fibrous plaque to lengthen this area. In certain cases of Pyrenees disease, surgical insertion of a penile prosthesis (implant) is recommended.

Radiation therapy – This treatment modality has been tried, but the results are unpredictable and sometimes the opposite of the intended one.

Traction devices – On the market, you can buy mechanical devices to use on the penis some time daily that gently pull upon the penile tissue to straighten out the penis, and thus mending the penis from the curvature caused by Peyronie's disease.

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  1. kennie

    Is there any natural herbs that I can take to control my Lupus? Also to get rid of discoid Lupus naturally?
    Is their a way that I can naturally control my lupus with out taking a great deal of medication. Also I have discoid lupus on my face, can something like shea butter help

    1. Linda R

      No. It is not normal for your immune system to attack you. That’s what happens in lupus.

      Lupus symptoms, whether in the skin or the body, are controlled when the overactive and confused immune system is suppressed. Shea butter moisturizes. Period.

      You have a choice. You can run around looking for the magic “natural” bullet or you can bite the bullet and work with your doctors.

      By the way, hemlock and arsenic are quite natural, but they can kill you. I have systemic lupus. Early on, I was sure there was some “natural cure” out there.

      I take very few meds now, despite the fact that I had severe organ involvement (heart, lungs, bone marrow, kidneys). I am 98% vegetarian, severely limit processed foods, do not eat fast foods or junk foods, exercise daily, practice yoga and meditation AND follow the treatment regimen that my doctor and I have worked out.

  2. ღ lǝɯɐɹɐɔ

    Hair thinning and I’m only 18 (Almost 19)…How can I prevent hair thinning and get my hair to grow back?
    Hi,
    so I:ve been noticing that my hair has been thinning out at the very front… my moms hair is EXTREMELY thin at the front so I’m guessing this runs in the family -.- is there anyway to stop this? why am i inheriting all the bad traits!

  3. prettyinpink

    Can you please tell me everything about sarcoidosis?
    My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with this. He is only 19 years old, he also has Cyclic vomiting syndrome (Completely unrelated) Just saying, that he already has a lot of problems as it is. I’m deeply worried about him as I love him so much and plan to spend forever with him. I’m going to all of his doctors appointments, I tried looking for sites online but it didn’t tell me much does anyone have this disease or know about it? Please anything would be helpful!

    1. Anonymous

      He will likely be alright. As far as my understanding of sarcoidosis goes, it is an abnormality in the immune system. Normally, if there is an infection/harmful substance in your body, your white blood cells (and many others for that matter) surround the substance and inflame the area. When the substance/infection is gone, the cells disperse and end of the problem. However, with sarcoidosis the cells don’t disband, they form lumps known as grandliomas. As for your boyfriend, sarcoidosis is rarely fatal. Usually it is only fatal due to complications that can arise from it. Here are some statistics for you:

      – About 1/2 of people diagnosed with sarcoidosis go into remission (the disease is not active, but can return) within 3 years.
      – About 2/3 of people diagnosed with sarcoidosis go into remission within 10 years.
      – There are currently many treatments for sarcoidosis, and a decent number of people with the condition do not even need any sort of medication.
      – Sarcoidosis is similar to cancer in that the earlier you find it the better. Almost everyone who dies from sarcoidosis has either had it for a long time (10+ years) and not had it treated, or has had some previous complication with it (such as lupus pernio, but not cyclic vomiting syndrome).

      I understand that it may be scary, but when treated sarcoidosis is not life threatening. Best of luck.

  4. earthling

    Is it true that most people parasites and toxic gunk in their bodies?
    A woman I know recently told me about a detoxification program she went through when she had graves disease and all the disgusting things that came out of her body…I have lupus and kidney disease and would like to do a detox but I’m not sure what kind of program I need to go on….your thoughts?
    typo: is it true that most people HAVE parasites….etc.

    1. hiphiphooray

      I believe that a detox can help.

      I’m actually on one right now to get all the excess synthetic hormones (from birth control stopped 5 months ago), toxins, and built up colon matter.

      BTW, to the 2 posters who are asking what “toxins” are… There are so many, that natural health companies probably can’t list them all, and there’s that small problem of the government and Big Pharma controlling what they put on their labels. They can’t claim it helps anything, as no one besides the natural health company makes any profit from it, and Big Pharma can’t patent it. Toxins include pesticides, air pollution breathed, and any other synthetic particles that aren’t supposed to be in your system. As well, most people do not have normal bowel movements, especially people with constipation. Most of your body’s toxins are released from your body through the colon (through feces). When you’re constipated, it allow toxins in the feces to be reabsorbed into your bloodstream, as your bowels aren’t moving as fast.

      Most skeptics have never experienced a cleanse before. Only 2 weeks into my cleanse, I already feel a difference. The only difference that I can notice right now is my libido change (sorry for the personal info, but it has to be explained). I used to have perfectly fine sexual health, until I started birth control pills 4 years ago. After going through 5 brands of birth control pills, having: no libido, migraines, severe GAD (caused by the BCP’s), and the onset of menopause (also the cause of BCP, I’m in my early 20’s, the ‘menopause’ symptoms stopped when I stopped the pills). Even after stopping my birth control, I didn’t find any change in my sexual health/libido. Only now, taking my cleanse, I’m finally noticing a BIG difference!

      As for which detox you want to take, anything that cleanses the kidneys I guess, which is almost all of them.
      The cleanse I’m taking right now is called Cleanse Smart by Renew Life. It cleanses the 7 channels of elimination: lungs, blood, liver, kidneys, colon, skin, and lymphatic system.
      Another cleanse that is really popular is Colonix.

      Hope this helps!
      Good luck with your cleanse.

  5. momzpeachy

    need some help understanding MS? How often are the flare ups and how does it get diagnosed?
    I had an MRI done early February due to neck and arm pain. That was of the brain and showed no lesions. Since that MRI ..I had a major flare of pain all over and all kinds of symptoms that go along with MS. My vision got blurry and nlood pressure raised. I was a real mess. I was told by the neurologist that since that MRI was negative there is no chance I have MS. I had those symptoms for a few weeks and now I am better. It’s really weird how it all went away. Except for the vision part…I still have blurry and distorted vision. Flourescent light drives me nuts!

    I am quite concerned as to whether the neurologist could be wrong. I was also told it could possibly be lupus but all the blood work came back negative.

    I’m wondering if some of you might be able to help me and guide me in a direction. I am seeing a rheumatologist tomorrow but not sure that’s the right doctor to see. What other tests need to be done and who orders them?

  6. lynette j

    I have been told I have osteoarithis in both hips can you help?
    I have just found out I have early stages of osteoarithis in both hips, dose any body know how quickly this thing progresses.What sort of a timeline would I have before I get real problems. I also have ME so my immune system is very low will this speed things up. Thanks ps I’m 35

    1. emtd65

      I believe you mean osteoarthritis ….It depends on the individual as to how it will progress. Stay active and know your limitations. I also have this in my hips and spine – I have Lupus.

  7. kf

    How come every single person you know almost has cancer?
    Everyone at some time that you know seems to have cancer. For instance i can name like 10 people I know with cancer. Both of my neighbors, one with prostate, the other brain and lung. My grandmother died of cancer, my other 2 grandparents have or had cancer- one with skin, the other prostrate. My friends mom just died of cancer. My moms friends dad died of cancer.

    Why do so many people have CANCER??? Does almost everyone die of it?

    1. Azuka

      Well. Most people do not die from cancer. Much more likely to die from heart disease.

      But, we all get pre-cancerous conditions in our systems all the time. You are at greater risk if you live a lifestyle that subjects you to more carcinogens, like if you are a smoker, for example, or live in a city that has a chemical factory nearby.

      Our immune systems fight many many early cancers successfully. But if the immune system is overwhelmed by massive exposure over time, or by a cancer that it doesn’t recognize as a threat then we’ll get a cancer.

      And of course, as we age…. our immune systems become less effective, and cancer is much more likely to pop up.

      People who take immunosuppressing (steroid) drugs such as folks with Lupus, people with organ transplants, and baseball players, are at particular risk since the immune system is disabled and cancers are more likely to get a foothold.

      Hope this helps. It is said that all men will get prostrate cancer if they live long enough. Scary compared to the 1 of 9 women who will likely get breast cancer. I understand that breast cancer research gets about $9 for every $1 that prostate cancer research gets…….. and they say that women are discriminated against!

    1. researchtissue

      A variety of neurological and other general medical conditions, including CNS neoplasms, TBI, cerebrovascular disease, Huntington’s disease, epilepsy, endocrine conditions (e.g., hypothyroidism, hypo- and hyperadrenocorticism), and autoimmune conditions (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus), may cause personality changes (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).

      On the basis of the predominant symptom presentation, DSM – IV classifies the personality changes into labile, disinhibited, aggressive, apathetic, paranoid, other, combined and unspecified subtypes. The clinical presentation in a given individual may depend on the nature and localization of the pathologic process. Diseases that preferentially affect frontal lobes or subcortical structures are more likely to manifest with prominent personality change. Duffy and Campbell (2001) identify three distinct prefrontal syndromes – dysexecutive type, disinhibited type, and apathetic type. The dysexecutive type involves the dorsal convexity system; and manifests with diminished judgment, planning, insight and temporal organization; cognitive impersistence, motor programming deficits, and diminished self care. The disinhibited type involves the orbitofrontal system, and presents with stimulus driven behavior, diminished social insight, distractibility and emotional lability. The apathetic type is due to lesions in the mesial frontal system, and is characterized by diminished spontaneity, verbal output and motor behavior; urinary incontinence, lower extremity weakness and sensory loss; and increased response latency. In clinical practice, however, the lesions are seldom confined to any of these systems, and patients are likely to manifest more than one of these symptom clusters. Right hemisphere strokes have been shown to evoke personality changes in association with unilateral spatial neglect, anosognosia, motor impersistence, and other neurological deficits (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Patients with left hemisphere lesions may become paranoid (Benson, 1973), while injury to the right hemisphere occurring early in life may lead to a personality pattern characterized by shyness, depression, isolation and schizoid behaviour (Eslinger and Geder, 2000).

      The preliminary management of organic personality disorders is directed at discovering and treating the underlying etiology. Symptomatic treatments as a group have been only marginally effective. Treatment approaches that have met with some success include psychostimulants for attentional deficits (O’Shanick and O’Shanick, 1994); antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, buspirone, carbamazepine, trazodone, propranolol, valproate, and lithium for disinhibited behaviour (Silver and Yudofsky, 1994); and psychostimulants and dopaminergic agents for apathy (Stewart et al., 1990). Pharmacotherapy should be combined with education, family therapy, and individual therapy as appropriate for the underlying condition (Lewis et al., 1992).

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