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 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 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.


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. gg

    How do Amphibians Transfer disease to humans?
    I am reading an article about amphibian decline and human disease but the one thing I do not understand is how the diseases and disorders are directly or indirectly transfered to humans. Thanks for the help, I know this is kind of random.

    1. A1973

      Uh, I’m hoping I misunderstood ad_ice45 when they said an opossum wasn’t a mammal? Possum’s are mammals. They are a marsupial and a mammal too.

      Salmonella is the first thing that comes to my mind too. Herps (reptiles & amphibians) can carry this bacteria in their digestive systems without it making them sick. When people don’t wash their hands good or items that the animal has touched and then that person puts their fingers in their mouth. Walla! Transfer of the bacteria to the human occurs. Salmonella does make people sick with severe digestive distress. Folks with weaker immune systems are most at risk. (children, older folks and impaired immune system people like those with AIDS or lupus) Salmonella is one of the easiest diseases to prevent as far as handling herps is concerned. Now not all herps carry Salmonella but humans should take care and wash hands good after handling them anyway and disinfect surfaces the animal has touched or surfaces the water the animal has been in has touched.

  2. flyinskyler

    Hello, anyone out there who could give me advice on selling home security systems?
    I work for an authorized ADT dealership as a sales representative. I do this as it is flexible and I have lupus and a son with autism and had to leave my career in corporate sales. Does anyone have any ideas for me to help build my business and get customers interested? What type of marketing might help me. I can only sell in my local area which is about a 45 minute radius of Memphis. I offer a good product, I have the best price for ADT equipment and offer their monitoring. I am also very customer service oriented and bend over backwards to help my customer even after the sale. I just need ideas to increase my business. Door to door knocking has not been successful. I am currently working with flyers also but have not had much results with that. Also, I have even been telemarketing. I am more than willing to accept suggestions from anyone. I really want to make a decent living for my family and my son as its expensive having an autistic child and my own medical bills. I
    Oro, I know you are kidding but there are actually some shady security dealers that have done things like that to cause scare tactics in communities. Its sad but true.

    1. silvaconsultants

      Residential security system sales is a tough profession. You can be successful, but don’t think that there is any quick or easy way to make sales in this business.

      That being said, there are generally two times when people make a decision to buy a security system for their home. The first is when then are building a new home or buying an existing home that doesn’t already have a security system. The second is just after they have had a bad experience, such as a burglary.

      To reach the first market, you need to keep track of new home construction and real estate sales in your area. There are often local business newspapers that show building permits that have been issued. Some of these papers also show real estate sales transactions. Use this information to contact people who are building homes or who have recently purchased a house. Also try and develop relationships with homebuilders and real estate agents that are active in your area.

      Reaching the second market is a little tougher. In general, people looking for a security system after they have been a victim of a crime usually reach out to someone who they trust. This can be a friend or neighbor, or professional adviser such as a lawyer or insurance broker. One thing that can work well is to network with providers of other services, such as locksmiths or window installers. These folks often get called in just after a burglary has occurred and can possibly be a source of referrals.

      Finally, get active in as many local community and networking groups as you can. Develop a short presentation on home security. This should offer generic security tips and not just be an ADT sales pitch. Offer to give this presentation at group meetings and community events.

      It will take you some time to perfect your sales techniques and develop a referral base but this will eventually happen if you stick with it long enough.

      I wish you luck.

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    What are the symptoms and avalible treatments for Lupus?
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