Issues related to sexual organs are usually not easy to discuss around with doctor or near ones. Peyronie’s disease is one of them, which is painful as well. This disease is characterized by the formation of scar tissue in the penis that makes erections difficult and painful. Penis remains usually bent instead of erect making sexual intercourse difficult and painful. However men with this disease can be active sexually but as said earlier, it is very difficult and painful. Scar tissue is formed in the penis that prevents its normal erection and gives it a bend. Signs and symptoms are commonly known by everyone like painful erections, presence of lumps on the penis and abnormal bending of the penis.
In some cases, the disease may resolve on its own but in most cases, you might have to see the doctor for your trouble. Even in severe cases, your doctor may advise you to go for surgery and none would like to go with that option. Apart from these medicines, you can also try some home remedies that will help in treating Peyronie’s disease. You don’t need to go out for these things just have to makes some changes in diet, delete something and add something. Some of the natural compounds can be the source of components that can help in easing the pain of Peyronie’s disease. Home remedies are the safest and simplest way to fight against this disease. However, dietary intake may not give sufficient amount of these compounds and there is the need to add some of the natural supplements with it. But always before adding any supplement do consult your doctor, just to be on the safe side.
1. Gotu Kola Tea
Gotu Kola herb has been used since ages in Ayurveda to treat various kinds of health ailments, ranging from skin diseases to sexual ones. It is a highly potent herb medicinally and known to possess many medicinal properties that can help in resolving many health issues. This herb can help in clearing the abnormal fibrous tissue in any part of the body, hence can help in combating the Peyronie’s disease as well. It is available in the market in the form of capsules and tincture. Planet Ayurveda’s Gotu Kola capsules are one of the most genuine and potent capsules prepared from this herb and work wonderfully to treat Peyronie’s disease. Gotu kola tea is also not a bad option for the people who do not want to have capsules. You can just take a few leaves of this herb, brew them to tea and have three times daily. Even the topical application prepared from Gotu Kola herb can be used to apply on the affected area to ease the pain. However, initiate only after discussing with your doctor so that it doesn’t interfere with any of the medicines you are taking.
This fruit consists of an enzyme called Bromelain that helps in protein digestion. Bromelain also stimulates the release of collagenase enzyme that causes the breakdown of the collagen. Including pineapple in your daily diet can arrest or slow down the growth of fibrous tissue in the penis, resulting in the disappearance of disease gradually. Amount of consumption of pineapple shouldn’t be in excess as it can cause indigestion. Some studies have also suggested that it can increase the risk of bleeding in surgery so should be avoided at least 2 weeks before the procedure is to be conducted.
3. Poultry and Dairy Products
Dairy products and poultry contain L-arginine, an amino acid that is required for the production of protein in the body. L-arginine can prove to be beneficial for people with Peyronie’s disease. This amino acid in the body gets converted into nitric acid that helps in reducing the fibrous tissue and plaques in the body. In one study on rats, it was found that L-arginine reduced the fibrous tissue formed due to Peyronie’s disease from 80-95% that is an amazing result. L-arginine is abundantly found in poultry and dairy products.
4. Carnitine Rich Foods
Protein that is found in almost all the cells of the body consists of Carnitine. Studies have suggested that taking food rich in this substance showed marked relief in people suffering from Peyronie’s disease. Penile curvature and plaque size are found to be reduced markedly by regular consumption of foods rich in Carnitine. Even it is found equivalent to an allopathic drug used in this disease for the reduction of pain and discomfort. Foods like poultry items, milk, meat, and fish are rich in this compound.
5. Whole Grains
Whole grains possess coenzyme Q10 that is present in the whole body just like carnitine. This enzyme acts as an antioxidant and helps to convert food into energy that may be helpful for the people with this disease as well. It helps in treating erectile dysfunction, improving penile curve and treats painful erections as well. This enzyme also hinders the progression of Peyronie’s disease. Other than whole grains, tuna is also a good source of enzyme Q10.
6. Vitamin E Rich Food
Vitamin E is a known antioxidant that prevents the formation of fibrous tissues in the people with Peyronie’s disease. You can take vitamin E from various sources like spinach, broccoli, sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, corn, sunflower, safflower, soyabean oils, etc.
Adopting all these things in your diet can help in treating Peyronie’s disease. Allopathic medicines if taken in the long term can cause many side effects. So it’s better to go for natural ways. Along with food Ayurvedic medicines work wonderfully in the treatment of this disease. Planet Ayurveda offers some of the herbal remedies that are also made from pure herbs and are purely natural. These medicines are Curcumin capsule, kachnaar guggul, gandhak rasayan, nirgundi oil and jatyadi oil. All of these medicines act synergistically to treat Peyronie’s disease that too naturally. Do not harm your body in order to treat one disease with conventional medicines that are really harsh on your body. Go with natural, as natural is best.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an Expert Ayurveda Consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.