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. Monira

      Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

      1. Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
      2. Bouts of rapid heart beat
      3. Irritability
      4. Mood swings, sudden tears
      5. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
      6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
      7. Loss of libido (see note)
      8. Dry vagina, a general drying out that can include eyes, mouth, joints and skin. (see note)
      9. Crashing fatigue
      10. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
      11. Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom (see note)
      12. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
      13. Disturbing memory lapses
      14. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing, urges incontinence (see note)
      15. Itchy, crawly skin (see note)
      16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons (see note)
      17. Increased tension in muscles
      18. Breast tenderness
      19. Headache change: increase or decrease
      20. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
      21. Sudden bouts of bloat
      22. Depression (see note)
      23. Exacerbation of existing conditions
      24. Increase in allergies
      25. Weight gain (see note)
      26. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
      27. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
      28. Changes in body odor
      29. Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head (see note)
      30. Tingling in the extremities, (see note)
      31. Gum problems, increased bleeding
      32. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, dry mouth, change in breath odor
      33. Osteoporosis (after several years)
      34. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
      35. Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, ‘whooshing’ buzzing etc.

      36. Arthritis

      37. Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, erthematosis and thyroiditis and possible Sjogren’s disease

      38. Breast Cancer

      39. Breast cysts

      40. Gallbladder disease

      41. High blood pressure

      42. Hypoglycemia

      43. Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)

      44. Infertility

      45. Magnesium deficiency (sugar cravings)

      46. Osteoporosis

      47. Polycystic ovaries

      48. Skin: Rosacea, rashes, and dermatitis

      49. Uterine cancer

      50. Yeast infection

      Symptom 7 (loss of libido) For some women the loss is so great that they actually find sex repulsive, in much the same way as they felt before puberty. What hormones give, loss of hormones can take away.

      Symptom 8 (dry vagina) results in painful intercourse.

      Symptom 11 (doom thoughts) includes thoughts of death, picturing one’s own death.

      Symptom 14 (incontinence) reflects a general loss of smooth muscle tone.

      Symptom 15 (itchy, crawly skin) feeling of ants crawling under the skin, not just dry itchy skin.

      Symptom 16 (aching sore joints) may include such problems as carpal tunnel syndrome.

      Symptom 22 (depression) different from other depression, the inability to cope is overwhelming. There is a feeling of loss of self. Hormone therapy ameliorates the depression dramatically.

      Symptom 25 (weight gain) often around the waist and thighs, resulting in “the disappearing

      waistline”.

      Symptom 29 (shock sensation) “the feeling of a rubber band snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle. It is a precursor to a hot flash”.

      Symptom 30 (tingling in extremities) can also be a symptom of B-12 deficiency, diabetes, alterations in the flexibility of blood vessels, or a depletion of potassium or calcium.

      Some of these signs may also be symptoms of one of the following:
      *hypothyroidism *diabetes *depression with another etiology

      *Multiple Sclerosis * other medical conditions

  1. Skeptical777

    I’m not a doctor and there are many things that go into determining exactly what is going on with your hair. I would say that it could be traction alopecia due to you pulling it up in high ponytails. Go to your dermatologist and in the meantime, look for other illnesses that can cause hair loss such as lupus…I don’t mean to scare you. That girl Mercedes from ANTM had it that is why I recall the hair loss symptom. I hope everything works out for you. Go to the doctor.

  2. Impressionists flirted with Science.

    I’m really depressed because of my hair being so thin?
    All of a sudden it’s just gone really thin, limp and flat and I’ve noticed areas all over my scalp, there are tiny bold spots, as if the hair has diffused. I look at the hair at the roots and the strand are also really thin. It’s especially worse at the sides. I can’t even have a side fringe because one side, the hair is really thin and the bald patch is quite visible.
    My hair is a chestnut brown colour and it’s naturally curly, but now because it has gone thin, it just goes straight.

    Whenever I see other peoples hair, I just feel like crying, because thier hair is just nice and normal and looks thick. And mine is just a thin mess.

    I think I’m suffering from something called diffuse hair loss, there is another name for it beginning with T and E (can’t spell it). I know it could have been caused by emotional stress as this year has been one heck of an emotional rollocoaster with relatives passing away, also I think it could be caused by a crash diet too. And also I take s contraception pill which is mainly help the spots and some pms syndrome. (I’ve heard that they can cause hair loss) is that true?

    I never use any heat on my hair by the way, not used it for over a year. My hair is quite long now too.

    I will see the doctor soon if it gets worse

    But What can I do in the meantime?
    How long would it take for my hair to recover?

  3. Carolyn Williams

    What are Lupus symptoms?
    I was told that my blood work showed 48 and should be 25 or lower. Could indicate auto-immune disease. What kind of blood work would have showed this 48 count? I later had AntiDS DNA test and further research. What does this indicate?

    1. ★☆✿❀

      There are a number of blood tests that doctors order to help build a picture to make a diagnosis of Lupus.

      I would guess that it could be the ESR test. It’s a measure of inflammation.

      People with Lupus usually experience fatigue, joint pain, arthritis, low grade fevers, hair loss, weight loss, rashes, sun sensitivity, mouth ulcers and Raynaud’s.

      Your doctor is ordering all the right tests, so stick with them.

      Good luck.

      …..

    1. michellemom

      Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

      1.Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
      2. Bouts of rapid heart beat
      3. Irritability
      4. Mood swings, sudden tears
      5. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
      6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
      7. Loss of libido (see note)
      8. Dry vagina, a general drying out that can include eyes, mouth, joints and skin. (see note)
      9. Crashing fatigue
      10. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
      11. Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom (see note)
      12. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
      13. Disturbing memory lapses
      14. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence (see note)
      15. Itchy, crawly skin (see note)
      16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons (see note)
      17. Increased tension in muscles
      18. Breast tenderness
      19. Headache change: increase or decrease
      20. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
      21. Sudden bouts of bloat
      22. Depression (see note)
      23. Exacerbation of existing conditions
      24. Increase in allergies
      25. Weight gain (see note)
      26. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
      27. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
      28. Changes in body odor
      29. Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head (see note)
      30. Tingling in the extremities, (see note)
      31. Gum problems, increased bleeding
      32. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, dry mouth, change in breath odor
      33. Osteoporosis (after several years)
      34. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
      35. Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, ‘whooshing’ buzzing etc.

      36. Arthritis

      37. Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosis and thyroiditis, and possible Sjogren’s disease

      38. Breast cancer

      39. Breast cysts

      40. Gallbladder disease

      41. High blood pressure

      42. Hypoglycemia

      43. Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)

      44. Infertility

      45. Magnesium deficiency (sugar cravings)

      46. Osteoporosis

      47. Polcystic ovaries

      48. Skin: Rosacea, rashes, dermatitis

      49. Uterine cancer

      50. Yeast infection

      NOTES:

      Symptom 7 (loss of libido) For some women the loss is so great that they actually find sex repulsive, in much the same way as they felt before puberty. What hormones give, loss of hormones can take away.

      Symptom 8 (dry vagina) results in painful intercourse

      Symptom 11 (doom thoughts) includes thoughts of death, picturing one’s own death

      Symptom 14 (incontinence) reflects a general loss of smooth muscle tone

      Symptom 15 (itchy, crawly skin) feeling of ants crawling under the skin, not just dry itchy skin

      Symptom 16 (aching sore joints) may include such problems as carpal tunnel syndrome

      Symptom 22 (depression) different from other depression, the inability to cope is overwhelming. There is a feeling of loss of self. Hormone therapy ameliorates the depression dramatically.

      Symptom 25 (weight gain) often around the waist and thighs, resulting in ‘the disappearing waistline

      Symptom 29 (shock sensation) “the feeling of a rubber band snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle. It is a precursor to a hot flash”

      Symptom 30 (tingling in extremities) can also be a symptom of B-12 deficiency, diabetes, alterations in the flexibility of blood vessels, or a depletion of potassium or calcium

      Some of these signs may also be symptoms of one of the following:
      * hypothyroidism
      * diabetes
      * depression with another etiology
      * Multiple Sclerosis
      * other medical conditions

      *If you have reason to believe you may have one of these conditions, please see your doctor for treatment.

      Need more info?
      E-mail me…
      Blessings~
      Michelle Jones

    1. Sur La Mer

      Stay out of the sun. Too much exposure to the sun and too much soaking in the tub or pool are the skin’s worst enemies.

      Tanning, is a result for ‘damaged skin’ and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that’s part of the billion dollar beauty industry.

      Lotions does not protect you from nasty, painful burns. Lotions does not protect you from skin cancer. Lotions does not protect you from skin diseases. Lotions does not protect you from discolorations – permanently. And lotions does not protect you from skin tags, freckles, moles, they will only get larger, darker, and bumpier as they are exposed from UV.

      To get the level of SPF you see on the label, you have to spread the lotion on like a layer of vanilla frosting; that’s the thickness used in Food & Drug Administration tests. “So your SPF 30 is really a 10.” says Steven Q Wang, M.D. director of dermatologic surgery and dermatology @ Memorial Sloan-Ketterng Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, NJ and author of Beating Melanoma. So don’t skim: Frost that cupcake!”
      ~ Vogue May or June 2011. Glamour May 2012.

      I’ve been protecting myself from the sun since I was 9.

      1. Because I don’t want to look like a farmer.
      2. Because I get too hot.
      3. I want to look like movie stars & models, they have blemish-free skins.
      4. I don’t want to look like an old prune or get moles on my neck & face like my aunts.

      No matter, I still got Discoid Lupus (Google it), caused from the sun. It took 12 years for them to fade. Tried all kinds of lotions that were prescribed to me, and none of them worked. More & more now I protect myself and I take my wide brim hat everywhere I go, or use an umbrella. In Asia, they use umbrella all the time. Here in the States, people started to catch on, and I see people walking w/umbrella, they are used on the beach, and they sell patio umbrellas. It was invented for a reason and also to protect us from getting skin cancer.

      The sun is more powerful than most people think!

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz – Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to ‘abuse’. Mechanical, chemical, or thermal styling. Hair straighteners and relaxers top the hair products pose the greatest risks. Hair relaxers, related products marketed heavily to African-American women, are dangerous because they may contain powerful chemicals such as lye, a toxic substance also used in drain cleaners.

      Best advice from Hollywood’s well known hairstylist in the 80’s once said: “Keep foods in your mouth and hair products on your hair.”

      If you’ve straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: “Foods for Healthy Hair”
      Growing healthy hair doesn’t come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you’re in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you’re eating healthy foods. But when hair isn’t growing as fast, it’s because they’ve been tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2″ scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won’t speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it’s growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling.

      Best answer comes from people with Avatars, showing their healthy shiny, soft, silky, smooth hair.

  4. Marla

    As a female in her 20’s, what can I do about this bald spot?
    To briefly explain, I had all kinds of physical problems that was bothering me for months which prompted me to see my doctor. After past assessments and test results (positive for ANA), my doctor suspected I may have lupus, but must take a 2nd test to confirm (lupus or rheumatoid arthritis). I still have to take the 2nd test this week since I had to wait abt. a month to take one.

    So just a few minutes ago I was on my laptop and just happened to feel the back of my head. Strangely enough I felt that part of my scalp was somewhat numb, rubbery and smooth. Feeling that alone gave me the chills, so I decided to take a picture of it straight away.

    When I looked into my camera, I was shocked to find I had a bald spot the size of a penny near the top of my head. When I zoomed in, I noticed there are some very short stubs of hair but abt. 50% of that bald spot had nothing growing on it.

    It might help to know that I’ve suffered from quite bad dandruff since I was 12, but I could actually control it and can still control it. Luckily the spot cannot be seen at all since the top of my head is very much full of hair and that covers it. It’s only visible when I move hair out of the way with my fingers.

    I’m wondering… will my hair ever grow back, particularly if the bald spot is caused by systemic lupus? What can I do about it? Should I start taking folic acid or hair/nails supplements? I’m so depressed abt. this, please help me…thank you…

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