Curvature of the penis is also called Peyronie's disease, and in this article you will learn how to correct curvature of penis. Curvature of the penis is a condition in which the penis curves abnormally during an erection. Other symptoms of Peyronie's disease include painful erections, pain during sexual intercourse, and narrowing of the penis with an erection. There are many treatment options available for curvature of the penis, which will be explained below.
What you need to correct curvature of penis:
- Vitamin E
- To see a doctor
- Some oral medications may be prescribed to correct curvature of the penis. Vitamin E can be taken as a supplement, and although many men with the disease report improvement, no controlled studies about it's effects have been released. Vitamin E deficiency is sometimes seen in those with penile curvatures,and Vitamin E is an antioxidant used to treat fibrosis, which is why Vitamin E is usually prescribed. Colchicine, a drug commonly prescribed for gout, also helps prevent fibrosis and is also used to treat and help correct curvature of the penis. Tamoxifen and Potaba are other oral medications used to correct curvature of the penis.
- Injections of chemical agents directly into the plaques that cause the curvature can be used. These injections consist of medications such as steroids, verapamil ( a drug used to treat high blood pressure), collagenase and interferon alpha-2b. Although these injections seem to help correct curvature of the penis, some have other unwanted side effects and studies haven't been done to test long term effects.
- Radiation therapy is another alternative in correcting penile curvature. This type of treatment comes with serious risks of erectile dysfunction. In this procedure, high energy rays are directed at the plaques which are causing the curvature of the penis.
- Surgery can be performed to remove plaques that are causing curvature of the penis. Although there are many types of surgical procedures to correct the curvature, these too have serious risks. Surgeons generally only recommend surgery if the curvature is preventing any sexual intercourse.