Among many surgeons and urologists there is still a common misconception about the impossibility of effective treatment of Peyronie’s disease without surgery. However, today there are reliable methods of conservative treatment of Peyronie’s disease.
One of these methods is local vacuum magnetolaserotherapy using the “AndroSPOK” device. This physiotherapy technique is effective when used in the complex conservative therapy of fibroplastic penile induration.
Conservative therapy is prescribed to patients both in the active acute (inflammatory) stage of the disorder for therapeutic purposes, and in the stabilization stage of the process for the prevention of recurrence or progression of penile curvature.
Conservative cure of Peyronie’s disease is usually long-term: its effectiveness can be assessed no earlier than 3 months after the start; treatment should last at least 6 months. If conservative cure within 6 months was completely ineffective, then surgical cure of fibroplastic penile induration may be considered.
Treatment of Peyronie’s disease in the acute inflammatory stage has two main objectives. The first task is to stabilize the pathological process in its acute course, i.e. the transition from the acute inflammatory stage to the stage of stabilization and regression of symptoms. The second important task is to eliminate or reduce penile curvature.
Currently, there are a lot of methods for non-invasive (conservative) treatment of fibroplastic penile induration. In case of conservative treatment oral forms of various medications are prescribed, sometimes drugs are directly introduced into the region of the plaque, a wide variety of physiotherapy methods are used.
Treatment of Peyronie’s disease using physiotherapy
Various physiotherapy techniques are an important component of conservative treatment:
- — traction therapy (application of extenders);
- — use of vacuum erection devices (local negative pressure therapy);
- — extracorporeal shock wave therapy;
- — other methods of physiotherapy (magnetic therapy, phototherapy, ultrasound, laser irradiation).
Let us dwell on the methods that can be self-applied by the patient at home, namely, the traction therapy and vacuum erection therapy (in combination with local magnetophototherapy).
Extenders. To date, it has been established that the gradual stretching of the tunica albuginea of the penis with the help of traction leads to the formation and growth of new connective tissue. Thus, there is a remodeling (structural change) of the plaque of the tunica albuginea of the penis.
Features of the method:
- — effective only with prolonged daily wearing of the extender for 2 – 10 hours (!) for a long period of time (3 – 6 months);
- — helps to reduce the angle of curvature of the penis and increase somewhat the length of the penis;
- — improves erectile function and increases erection hardness.
Vacuum erection devices (local negative pressure therapy). The use of vacuum erection devices in the treatment of fibroplastic penile induration follows the same principles as traction therapy with an extender – stretching of the tunica albuginea and cavernous tissue of the penis.
Vacuum erection devices have a number of advantages over an extender:
- — this is a more convenient method of treating Peyronie’s disease (the procedure requires only 20 minutes a day or every other day);
- — helps to reduce the angle of curvature of the penis, increase somewhat the length and thickness of the penis (due to stretching of tissues in all directions, including in breadth – extenders do not have this effect);
- — contributes to a significant improvement in erectile function and increases the hardness of the erection.
Vacuum erection devices can be successfully used by patients in the treatment of fibroplastic penile induration to stabilize the illness and reduce penis curvature, as well as in the postoperative period for rehabilitation.
Treatment of Peyronie’s disease using the “AndroSPOK” medical equipment
The AndroSPOK device is highly effective in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease due to a combination of three (!) factors of physical exposure: 1) low-frequency pulsed magnetic field, 2) optical polarized effect of visible and infrared ranges, 3) vacuum erection therapy.
Good blood supply is necessary to start and maintain the processes of restoration of the damaged tissue structure. The use of physiotherapeutic complex “AndroSPOK” has a powerful effect on peripheral lymph and blood circulation, activates metabolism and cellular nutrition in the tissues of the penis, including the place of plaque formation.
In addition, the magnetic field used in the “AndroSPOK” device enhanced by the influence of phototherapic factors, has pronounced anti-inflammatory, anti-edema and analgesic effects, stimulates the restoration of damaged tissue, activates the growth of healthy tissue. Thus, as a result, the use of the “AndroSPOK” device significantly increases metabolism in the tissues of the penis, which contributes to the early elimination of degenerative changes in the tunica albuginea during the treatment of fibroplastic penile induration.