Treatment of Peyronie's disease

Treatment of this disease can be either surgical or medical. Xiaflex is a medication that can be used to treat Peyronie's diease by breaking down the scar tissuing that is causing abnormal curvature in the penis. This treatment is administered via injections and possible side effects include pain, swelling and bruising. 

There are two common surgical inventions. These include removal of the plaque followed by placemenf of a tissue patch or alteration of the other side of the penis to counteract the bend. As with surgery, these are not without risks. The first procedure may result in partial erectile dysfunction and the second causes a shortening of the erect penis. 

Some studies have shown that vitamin E improves Peyronie's disease. It is thought that vitamin E reduces scar tissue formation.