What is Viagra and Generic Viagra?

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What is Viagra?

VIAGRA® (sildenafil citrate) is the brand name of a little blue pill called sildenafil.

It's pronunciation: sil DEN a fil.

         It was developed by Pfizer while trying to find something to lower blood pressure. It was approved by the FDA in March 1998.  Sildenafil is used for the treatment of male impotency.  It works selectively on the penis to help men get and keep an erection when sexually aroused. Just taking it doesn't cause an erection.  It's not a hormone or an aphrodisiac.  The man still needs to be in a situation that produces arousal. Once erect, if there's no sexual stimulation, the erection will go down naturally.

How does Viagra work?

       There are muscles in the walls of the arteries that control the flow of blood into the penis. When these muscles tense up, the arteries contract, the blood flow into the penis decreases and it gets smaller.  When these muscles relax, the arteries expand increasing the blood flow into the penis and it enlarges.  If the arteries relax enough, the penis becomes erect. Viagra causes the muscles in the arteries to relax.  It is not a penis enlargement pill.

What side effects are reported by users?

Viagra's side effects, in clinical tests, were generally short term and mild to moderate in nature.

Mild headache 12% - 16%
Facial flushing 9% - 11%
Upset stomach or indigestion 7%
Runny nose 7%
Increase for Dyspepsia 5%
Transient visual effects (seeing a blue haze) 3%
Trouble distinguishing between blue and green objects
Blurred vision in a few cases
Sensitivity to light in a few cases

        More than 7 million men in the United States have turned to viagra to improve their sex life. There have been reports of several deaths in patients taking Viagra.  The exact reason for those deaths has not been determined.

What are the symptoms of overdose or something gone wrong?

        If the erection lasts more than 4 hours - seek immediate medical help, permanent damage to the penis may occur.
       If, at the start of sexual activity, you develop dizziness, nausea, or angina (pain, tightness, discomfort, numbness, or tingling in the chest, neck, arms, or jaw), swelling of the ankles or legs, refrain from further sexual activity and notify your doctor.

Do not take viagra more than once a day.

Taking more than 100 mg per day is NOT recommended.

You may be having an allergic reaction if you have any of the following:

difficulty breathing
closing of your throat
swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives
chest pain or an irregular heartbeat
swelling of the ankles or legs
shortness of breath
prolonged or severe dizziness

Storing Viagra

Store Viagra at room temperature away from moisture, heat and children.

Conditions you should tell your Doctor about before taking Viagra:

bleeding disorder
chest pains
deformity of the penis such as Peyronie's disease
ever had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours
eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa
heart problems of any kind
kidney problems
liver problems
low or high blood pressure
nausea during sex
sickle cell anemia
stomach ulcers or any type of bleeding problem
tumor of the bone marrow

Tell Your Doctor about any medications you are taking before taking Viagra.

Viagra for women:
       The FDA puts Viagra in pregnancy category B. That means sildenafil is not expected to harm an unborn baby, but don't take it without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

       It's not known if Viagra is passed by breast milk. If you are breast-feeding, talk to your doctor before taking Viagra.

General Notes on Viagra

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

       Follow your doctor's directions. It's generally taken 1 hour before sexual activity, but you can vary this anywhere from one-half hour to 4 hours before sex.
Viagra doesn't work well if taken with a big meal or after taking alcohol.
The older you are, the more likely you are to experience side effects.  If you are over 65 years of age, you may be able to get the same effects from a lower dose.  That means you could get the 50 mg or 100 mg pills and break them in half.

63% of men reported improvement on 25 mg pills
74% of men reported improvement on 50 mg pills
82% of men reported improvement on 100 mg pills

Viagra works in 4 out of 5 men ( 83% )


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Erectile Dysfunction Clinical Research Study in Washington

Northwest Clinical Research Center are seeking candidates for an Erectile Dysfuntion Study they are beginning soon.  If you are a resident of Washington and are interested in participating.  You can fill out a preliminary enrollment application at:  http://www.edinseattle.com/    Their telephone no. is: 877-453-0404

Natural Supplement for Premature Ejaculation - 100% Money Back Guarantee

How Do I Prevent Premature Ejaculation? 
       The methods by which the medical profession can help men with PE are threefold.  The first thing is behavior and psychological modification.  The second is drug therapy. The third is a combination of the first two.  Behavioral therapy involves sessions with both partners with instructions about learning to delay ejaculation through trial and error techniques.

       There are a number of techniques all of which are aimed at raising the threshold for the man.  The techniques often involve stopping intercourse or masturbation before the man has reached the point of orgasm thus allowing the man to settle down without losing his erection.  Stimulation is then started again until the man nears orgasm once again. Click Here to Read More.

       There is a large group of medications that come from a class of drugs called SSRI's. (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) These drugs are used to treat depression. One of the potential side effects of these drugs is delayed orgasm.  Therefore many men who suffer with PE can be helped with SSRI's.  A prerequisite to this is that the man is able to be open and honest with his physician as these are prescription drugs.   One of the side effects that can happen with SSRI's  is reduced Libido.

Natural Treatments For Premature Ejaculation

       A new method gaining much favor is one that involves a nutritional approach.  This is favored by many men because they do not have to share their embarrassment with another person, and they can order discretely from their home.  There are a number of products available that are all capturing on the notion that SSRI medications raise the level of a chemical called serotonin.  There are nutritional ways to raise this chemical.

       One popular premature ejaculation treatment is a product called
Detain X.  DetainX has been around for some years and was invented by a real U.S. licensed physician who has practiced medicine for over 30 years.

WARNING:  There are plenty of fraudulent companies on the internet.  Make sure that you find a reputable supplement with the following criteria:

1.  Make sure the product is manufactured in the USA.  You do not want to buy some cheap imitation from a third world country that has no regulations.

2.  Try to find a product that is backed by a real US physician.  This way you know it isn't some kid selling pills from his dorm room.

3.  The supplement must contain 5-HTP in order to delay an orgasm.  5-HTP helps with the production of serotonin, which is necessary to last longer.

4.  Only buy from company that offers a money back guarantee!

If you follow these guidelines, then you can find a great supplement to last longer!

       DetainX goes to work quickly to help men last longer during sex.  The company offers a guarantees that you see results or you get your money back.  That's a strong guarantee.
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What is Kamagra?

       Kamagra is an oral jelly that is absorbed in the mouth for those who have difficulty swallowing.  It is the most effective brand of  generic sildenifil (viagra) and is offered at a large cost savings.

Why take Kamagra Oral Jelly?

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       Many men suffering from impotence or erectile dysfunction often suffer in silence while Kamagra Oral Jelly, an ED treatment, is available to help assist with these difficulties.  It comes in easy to use 100 mg liquid sachets which are especially convenient for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets. It takes approximately thirty minutes for the jelly to become effective.  Kamagra can help the body achieve erections for up to four hours.  This does not mean you will have an erection for four hours.  It means it will be in your bloodstream for up to four hours giving your body the ability to achieve an erection during that period of time.

How does Kamagra Oral Jelly work?

       Kamagra is an ED treatment that help the blood vessels in the penis relax and expand so they are able to take in more blood and achieve and sustain an erection.    As with any other ED treatment, you will still need sexual stimulation to achieve an erection with Kamagra.

How do I take Kamagra Oral Jelly?

       Kamagra is available in an oral jelly form and comes in a convenient sachet which can be carried discreetly. It is taken orally and dissolves in the mouth for quick absorption.  People suffering from impotence or erectile dysfunction should take Kamagra Oral Jelly approximately thirty minutes before the desired erection for sexual intercourse. Kamagra can be taken up to three times a day.

Are there side effects with Kamagra Oral Jelly?

       As with most ED treatment, Kamagra Oral Jelly has few side effects.  The possible side effects are often mild and most men do not stop taking Kamagra due to side effects.
Some known side effects associated with Kamagra are as follows:
  • Possible blurred vision and light sensitivity
  • Differences in the way the colors blue and green are interpreted
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Acid indigestion
  • Nasal congestion
  • Urinary tract infections
Men taking nitrate-based medications such as Nitro Glycerin pills, should not use any ED treatment including Kamagra Oral Jelly.  Men should not use Nitrate based inhalers (poppers) with  ED meds.  If you have any questions concerning Kamagra Oral Jelly or possible drug interactions, please contact your physician or healthcare professional.

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Erectile Dysfunction - Causes

Erectile Dysfunction - Causes

There are many underlying physical and psychological causes of erectile dysfunction. Reduced blood flow to the penis and nerve damage are the most common physical causes.
Underlying conditions associated with erectile dysfunction include the following:

Phase II - Search and Destroy/Supplements

      Phase II is the Special Forces Part of the Battle to eliminate your Peyronie's Disease enemy.  
 Before taking any regimen of enzyme treatment, make sure and consult with your doctor.  It is especially important if you are taking blood thinners or cholesterol reducing meds, to make sure that the enzymes in this plan will not contradict, enhance, or interfere with other prescribed medications you are taking.  


       I'll start off with what has been described as the "Miracle Enzyme,"  by Hans Neiper.  He was a legendary medical doctor that was known for his use of proteolytic enzymes.  Serrapeptase has been used widely in clinical practice in Japan and Europe, for over 30 years.  Serrapeptase is an enzyme that was isolated from non-pathogenic bacteria found in the digestive tract of the Japanese silkworm.  This powerful enzyme is what allows the moth to dissolve it's cocoon.  This miracle enzyme digests dead tissue, such as blood clots, cysts, arterial plaque and internal scar tissue. 


       Nattokinase helps the body maintain healthy circulation.  It has been a traditional Japanese folk remedy that has been valued as a food for over 1000 years.  Natto is a fermented soy food that contains important enzymes.  Nattokinase is unmatched by any other food derived enzyme for its' circulation enhancing effects.

Natto on Rice - an acquired taste
        Nattokinase promotes all around health for the heart, brain and muscles by helping the body keep blood flowing in a healthy way.  It also increases oxygen supply to all organs, by increasing circulation.  Nattokinase digest dead proteins in the obdy.  This is its' primary function in battling Peyronie's disease.  Increased circulation is an additional benefit in aiding erection quality and boosting overall cardiovascular health.
       Dr. Hiroyuki Sumi researched with Natto, searching for a natural agent that would dissolve thrombus (fibrin) that is associated with cardiac and cerebral infarction.  He found that Natto was a potent enzyme for this purpose.  Dr. Sumi named the newly discovered enzyme "Nattokinase," which means enzyme in Natto.


       Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an amino acid the body uses to turn fat into energy.  This amino acid is sometimes referred to as natural Prozac.  The emotional boost it gives is definitely noticeable.  It can be taken with or without food and is very safe and well tolerated.  Acetyl-L-Carnitine and the drug Tamoxifen were compared in a 3 month double blind study on 38 men with Peyronie's disease in Turin, Italy.  Acetyl-L-Carnitine (at a dose of 1gm. daily) reduced penile curvature, while Tamoxifen did not.  In a ddition the supplement reduced pain and slowed disease progression.  The other benefit of Acetyl-L-Carnitine over Tamoxifen was a lack of side effects.

Omega-3 Fish Oil:

Many Urologists that treat Peyronie's disease will prescribe vitamin E, but large doses have been known to over thin the blood, which can be dangerous for cardiovascular health.  Omega-3 Fish oil provides all of the benefits of vitamin E, with the added benefit of supporting cardiovascular health and raise the good cholesterol levels.
       The benefits of vitamin E in the treatment of Peyronie's disease are inconclusive, especially considering how long vitamin E has been prescribed for treatment.  double blind study results have been disappointing.  Vitamin E provides more benefit when used in topical applications.  (See treatment phase III for more information)

Treatment Doses:

Serrapeptase and Nattokinase should be taken without food between meals, or one hour before eating.  This is important, because the enzymes need to activate in the lower intestine, so they can be absorbed into the blood stream, where they will perform their primary function.  If they are taken with food, they absorb the protein in the food and are passed through your body as waste.  The same instructions apply to Blockbuster All Clear. 

Serrapeptase, Nattokinase and Acetyl-L-Carnitine should be taken together, twice daily or take Blockbuster All Clear and Acetyl-L-Carnitine twice daily.  I took them upon waking up each morning and before going to bed in the evening, so that my stomach would be as empty as possible.  Then in the evening take an additional Serrapeptase, Nattokinase or Blockbuster All Clear, do not take Acetyl-L-Carnitine in the evening as it will make it difficult to fall asleep.

Omega-3 Fish Oil should be taken with meals, but it should not be taken with Serrapeptase, Nattokinase or Blockbuster All Clear, as it is a protein food product, and it will reduce the enzyme's effectiveness. You can take 2 or more capsules every day.

Note:  Acetyl-L-Carnitine can cause some people to have symptoms of overstimulation and insomnia with large doses.  Acetyl-L-Carnitine can be taken with or without food, so if you have these symptoms, you might consider taking the second dose earlier in the day.

Next: Serrapeptase in Ph. II

Premature Ejaculation - Treatments

Treatment Options - Methods and Medications

There are many treatments for Premature Ejaculation.  None has proved successful for all men, that is why there are so many different avenues and strategies.  We will try and cover the most popular methods in this article:

The Squeeze Technique:
Step 1:  Begin sexual activity as usual, until you are almost ready to ejaculate.

Step 2:  Pull out and have your partner squeeze the end of your penis at the point where the head (glans) meets the shaft.  Hold the squeeze until the urge to ejaculate is past.

Step 3:  After the squeeze is released, wait 30 seconds, then go back to foreplay.  Squeezing usually causes the penis to become less erect.  You will soon regain your erection with stimulation, and then resume sexual activity.

Step 4:  When you again feel you are about to ejaculate - repeat step 2 and step 3
Practicing the squeeze technique may help a man develop the habit of knowing how to delay ejaculation.

The Masters-Johnson Method:
The Masters-Johnson is very similar to the squeeze technique.  Doing this method is best learned and demonstrated by an expert counselor that specializes in this method.  Most couples who try to learn it from a book get it wrong.

There are similar exercise programs designed to prevent premature ejaculation, on many Internet sites.   They claim to have very successful results, but most of them give you no clue, as to what is involved until after you pay them for their program.  It is very difficult to give any information in this article either pro or con on these programs.

Start and Stop Method:
This is pretty self explanatory.  You need to have an understanding partner that will work with you.  When you get close to ejaculating, stop sexual activity and wait for things to settle down.  When you are calm again, you resume.  This method can be very frustrating for both partners, but so is premature ejaculation.  Information on the success of this method is almost non-existent.  I know anxiety plays a big part in this problem and think this method would produce more anxiety.

Masturbation Technique:
Masturbate an hour or two before intercourse, so that you'll be able to delay ejaculation during sex.  Sometimes it is helpful to focus on other types of sexual play to help remove pressure from your sexual encounters.


Topical Anesthetic Creams are sometimes used to dull the sensation on the penis to help delay ejaculation.  These creams contain Lidocaine, Prilocaine or Benzocaine, which can also reduce sexual pleasure in some individuals, due to lessened sensitivity.
The cream is applied a short time before intercourse and then wiped off, after your penis has lost enough sensation to help delay ejaculation.  Female partners in some studies reported reduced genital sensitivity and sexual pleasure.

A new product available are condoms that are treated on the inside to lessen sensitivity and thus offset reduced sensitivity for your partner.

Antidepressants have been noted to delay orgasm in some men and have become a popular treatment choice.  You doctor may prescribe Fluoxetene (Prozac), Sertraline (Zoloft), lustral or Paroxetine (Paxil), to help delay ejaculation.  If your condition does not improve with  the above prescriptions, your doctor may prescribe Clomipramine (Anafranil), which also is available in a nose spray.

You may need to take these medications every to day to prevent premature ejaculation.  Some side effects of antidepressants can include drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth and decreased libido.  This class of medication are listed as Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors.  They work by reducing anxiety and chemically promoting a feeling of well being.  This is also the way they work to reduce depression.

Talking with your mental health provider about relationships and experiences, can help reduce performance anxiety.  Effective methods of coping with stress can help produce positive results.  Many couples produce good results by talking with a therapist together.

Herbal Remedies:   

Damiana:  This shrub grows in Mexico, Central America and the Dutch Indies.  Men swear by it's effectiveness in increasing erection quality and the ability of maintaining erection even after cumming.  I find this amazing.  It is worth checking into.  Click on this link and scroll down to the bottom of the page to read more:  http://www.sexuallyhealthyman.com/2010/10/cumming-too-soon.html

Topical Spray:

KY jelly is a name we are all familiar with.  They also make a desensitizing spray that is effective for prolonging sex.  It must be sprayed 10-15 minutes before sexual intercourse. The spray needs to soak in and dry first, otherwise it may cause numbness or loss of sensation to your partner.

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Penis Size Survey - Worldwide

The results of a Worldwide Penis Size Survey taken in 2001 are shown in the chart below.

Traction Device Comparisons

       The photo at left is a cheaply made traction device mounted on a prosthetic penis. (Note the small cuts along the side of the prosthesis)  This device must be adjusted while it is being worn.  The knurled adjusting nuts often pinches the skin on the side of the penis, causing pain and discomfort.  Overall quality is very low on this model.


       I purchased the above traction device for a little under $100.00 It seemed like a bargain at the time, and made me feel like a good shopper.  It is made out of brass, The inner screw is brass plated and you can see in the picture above that is becoming corroded.  The cheap traction device, was really a complete waste of money, and very uncomfortable to wear after 20 or 30 minutes.  Features to avoid when purchasing a traction device are:

       Make sure the strap that holds your penis in place is not an O ring or surgical tubing.  The wider the strap, the more comfortable it will be to wear for extended use.  Normally I could only wear this device for around a 1/2 hour before it became downright painful to continue.  One night I fell asleep with it on, and woke up hours later in agony.  The area under the penis head was bright red and bruised.  It took a few days to heal.

       The manufacturing tolerances are very poor on this model, and the surgical tube slips easily out of the holding mechanism.  Over time it became more sloppy.  This device is really just a cheap knock off, of the real deal.  It is the result of cutting corners, to save money. Unfortunately it just turned out to be a waste of money, and it did not have any kind or warranty or return policy.  It was packaged in a zip lock plastic bag without any user information or instructions.

Size Genetics Traction Device 

       This device is endorsed and approved for medical use, by many Urologists and Medical Doctors.  It is an approved treatment for Peyronie's Disease, and has been used, and continures to be used in clinical studies.  It was invented by Dr. Jorn Ege Siana, who is a specialist in General and Plastic Surgery in Denmark.  It comes with a six month return warranty.

       I use and endorse the Size Genetics device  for comfort and product quality.  It comes with an instructional DVD and the package is shipped discretely.

The features that make this traction device, the best in my opinion are:
  • Foam collar and wide soft rubber strap with locking nibs, (similar to the design of the strap on a scuba mask). The foam collar cushions the penis and keeps skin from being pinched by the strap. Make sure and order additional foam collars, they don't last as long as the rest of the device.
  •  Spring loaded traction arms are adjustable to reduce or increase tension. This is a great also, because the device is pre-adjusted for length, then the arms are retracted to slide into the holding apparatus. The springs provide tension to stretch the penis.
  • The manufacturer uses high quality medical grade materials, and five years of research and user feedback are evident in the present model.
  •  The device comes with extra parts and is packaged in a discreet lockable leather covered box. It was shipped in an unmarked cardboard box and arrived via DHL courier the next day. I was impressed with their service.
They have loads of information on their website about Penis enlargement, Peyronie's Disease and Medical use.  

New Improved Traction Device (Read This)
The Size Genetics traction device has been designed for Penis straightening, it is the one I used.  It is a very well thought out design.  It is the only traction device I specifically endorse, since it worked well for me.
Size Genetics.com


Dr. Jorn Ege Siana - Inventor

Medical Doctor, 1983 University of Copenhagen and Member of American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


The traction devices below are other brands with different options and designs. They are medically approved and high quality.


Male Edge Traction Device

       I didn't know about this device when I bought mine.  It would have been a hard choice to make when comparing features.  The Male Edge is very cool with its three colors and it uses a unique patent pending traction technology, which provides the strongest possible traction of any penis enlargement device on the market.  Check out the video on their website to see how the arm traction settings and adjustments work.

       Male Edge comes in 3 colors; pale blue, green/black and red/black – each corresponding to the relevant Basic, Extra, and Pro version.  Each package provides the same high quality Male Edge device along with a selection of accessories, a comprehensive manual, interactive training program, access to the Male Edge user forum as well as free email support and club membership.

       The Male Edge is priced from $149-$219, as well as a double money back guarantee meaning that if you do not achieve an increase in penis size by the end of your program, Male Edge will offer you twice your money back – needless to say they are 100% certain the Male Edge will work for you and allow you to achieve the results you desire!

       To find out more about Male Edge and how it can successfully help treat the effects of Peyronie’s Disease, check out the 
Male Edge website or alternatively, click here to buy your Male Edge today.

Next: Phase II - Search and Destroy Supplements


Men's Sexual Health: Penis Size

Men's Sexual Health: Penis Size: "How Traction Devices Work Traction Devices work by securely holding the penis by a strap, tube or ring that is attached to arms that..."

Phase I - How Traction Devices Work

iraqImage by The U.S. Army via Flickr      Traction Devices work by securely holding the penis by a strap, tube or ring that is attached to arms that provide tension to straighten and stretch the penis.  The principle involved is very similar to weight lifting.  While lifting weights the muscle is subjected to stress and tension, which stretches the cells and causes micro tears in the muscle fibers.  The stretched cells divide and add new cells, so your muscle grows.  The muscle will become larger, firmer and hold more blood as it gets bigger.

       The same principle works with the traction device.  It stretches the penis and allows new cells to divide off of the old ones and build new tissue around the plaque.  The penis is supported by new tissue.  While the penis is firmly and comfortably held in the traction device, pressure is increased on the side the penis is bending, allowing it to straighten over a period of time.  Since this is a gradual and medically approved method, over time penile blood flow will dramatically improve, and the muscular element of the penis will strengthen as well.

Next: Product Comparisons - Brands and Features

Graphic examples of Stretching
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Penis Traction Devices - Questions?

Phase 1: Traction Device - The Heavy Artillery

Was the Penis Traction device developed for Peyronies Disease?

       No, it was actually developed in its' present form to treat a condition known as micro-penis syndrome. This is a condition in which a penis under one inch in erect length is steadily stretched over a prolonged period of time to lengthen and enlarge it. It was found to be highly successful and effective for this use.

How does Penis Traction help Peyronies Disease?

       The same type of device has been approved as a treatment for Peyronie's and bent penis syndrome for several years. By adding increased traction along one side of the penis, the penis can be steadily straightened.

How long does it take to straighten a penis?

       This method of penis straightening can take up to 6 months, traction devices have been shown to have a therapeutic element to them. Traction helps to strengthen the penis shaft and improve blood flow. This leads to stronger & straighter erections.

Have Clinical studies been done on Traction devices?

       Yes, Seven doctors in the Urology department at the University of Torino, Italy had participating Peyronie's disease patients wear spring loaded arm traction devices. The patients average age was 53.3, and all of the subjects had non congenital curvature due to Peyronie's disease. The average time duration of the disease was 16 months, and all of the subject patients had clinically stable disease. There were 40 patients in the test with one dropping out after a few days due to discomfort caused by the device. The patients received no additional medication or use of any E.D. meds. during the study. There was no reduction in plaque size, but at the end of the study most of the patients were rated as showing acceptable improvement. One of the byproducts in this study were increases in penis length and girth. The majority of the patients were listed as satisfied with the results. The doctors stated at the end of the study, that the best time to pursue nonsurgical treatment is in the acute stages, that is in the first twelve months of onset. The patients in this study with stabilized disease achieved on average a 13.5% reduction in curvature. In a prior study with patients in the acute stage, there was a recorded average 33% reduction in curvature over six months time, using traction alone as the treatment program.

Why not use a Vacuum pump, instead of a Traction Device?

       Traction devices have been shown to be effective in treating Peyronie's disease. Vacuum pumps have been known to cause lumps, blood clots and bruising of the penis. They do not have the ability to put traction on one side of the penis over the other, so they have been known to cause curvature damage and increase damage in Peyronies disease patients.

Should I buy the most inexpensive Device - What's the Difference?
The Peyronie's Device - Complete Treatment System

       You will need to read the section on product comparisons. There is a big difference in the comfort between some brands. I know from experience. I wasted my money on a cheap product and then had to go with a better design. The end result was I spent more money than I needed to. I should have purchased a better quality one first.

Next: How Penis Traction Devices Work

Peyronie's Disease - My Battle Plan to Win the War

       My battle plan can be broken down into three phases.  It involves three distinct and different modes of action that are designed to conquer and destroy this terrible enemy.  I performed all 3 phases simultaneously, to try and overwhelm this condition.  It paid off and over time I was cured.  Read the plan and accompanying articles, and I wish you good luck and victory in your battle against Peyronie's disease.

  • The Artillery - Phase I: We roll out the big guns in our first line of attack.  This involves using a traction device to straighten and stretch the penis.  In this section I will provide product comparisons, details of use and the science behind it.  I explore why this method is superior to other methods of traction. Product links and codes are provided for ordering.
  • Search and Destroy - Phase II: This system of attack involves infiltration. It's the Delta force of our war operation. I will explain how enzymes and supplements flowing through my blood stream attacked the plaque in my ravaged penis, and slowly dissolve the dead scar tissue.  I also include audio sound bites from the manufacturer to help you fully understand how these products work.  I want you to know how these miracle enzymes have the unique ability to help restore penis health. There are warnings included about other products to avoid, so as not to get side tracked in the healing process.
  • Infantry Attack - Phase III: Ground operations are not glamorous and flashy like the Artillery attack. However, it is an essential part of my overall battle plan. Topical Gel is a combination of three products that are applied to the penis.  One of the ingredients has the unique ability to penetrate human skin.  This formula worked for me and saved hundreds of dollars over topical Verapamil. 
Next: Phase I - The Artillery/Traction Device

Peyronie's Disease - Causes

Causes of Peyronie's Disease

       Peyronie's disease is shrouded in mystery. This insidious condition is afflicting men mainly in the United States and Europe.  It is growing into an epidemic that is  veiled in secrecy.   I am writing this book to share the battle plan that I developed to win the war on my Peyronie's disease.  I will start off with an overview of the causes of this devastating condition.

       Peyronie's disease, in spite of how common it occurs, and the physical and emotional havoc it causes, is not well understood.  There really isn't a lot of medical research or information available for patients.  I never had a doctor give me a handout on Peyronie's disease.  They never gave me any advice on foods to avoid, or lifestyle changes to make.  The medical practitioners in America for the large part are at a loss about how to treat and cure this condition.  If vitamin E or Verapamil do not work, the alternative is surgery, or worse yet, just wait for it to go away or get better.

       Interviews with Urologists that treat this condition, estimate that 8.9 to 10% of men have palpable (plaques that can be felt by the doctor during an exam) plaque buildup in their penises at one time or another. Between 1 to 3% of men develop sufficient plaque/scar tissue to prevent them from performing sexually. Often erections in those afflicted are accompanied by various levels of pain. These 1 to 3% are the men that need to seek treatment options.

  • Injury: Many doctors believe the main cause of Peyronie's disease is due to an injury of the penis. The problem with this theory, is that most men that suffer with this condition, have no memory of any injury or trauma. Penile fracture is a traumatic and violent breaking of the penis, usually caused during vigorous sexual intercourse when the penis misses the intended target and is forcibly ruptured, much like a tire busting. This is caused by blunt trauma or excessive lateral pressure. Any man who has suffered a broken penis, will have no doubt as to the cause of his Peyronie's disease.

  • Dupuytren's Disease: There is a high association of Dupuytren's with Peyronie's disease and Plantar fibromatosis. Dupuytren's is a fibrotic tissue disorder that affects the hands. This is a condition where excess collagen or fibrotic tissue form together and cause firm lumps in the palm and fingers. Over time the collagen may build up on tendons, causing contracture of one or more fingers. It is common for Dupuytren's to develop in both hands. This condition is considered to have genetic causes and is most common in people of Northern European ancestry. Dupuytren's is often treated with surgery, with recurrence after surgery somewhat common.

  • Excess Collagen: A common thread with Peyronie's disease is; excess collagen build-up in the body.  Many people are in the practice of taking health food supplements, in an attempt to stave off the effects of aging and joint pain.  It has become very popular in recent years to heavily supplement with Glucosamine/Chondroitin. Many people drink Knox gelatin on a regular basis.  This healthy practice, is beneficial to reduce joint pain and back pain.  Healthy hair and strong nails are another by-product. You might remember an audio tape by Veterinarian and Naturopath,  Dr. Joel Wallach entitled; "Dead Doctors don't Lie!" It was very popular a few years back and consuming Knox drinking gelatin was highly recommended.  I was a convert and began self medicating regularly.  Over time I believe that an excessive build up of Collagen can cause serious and possibly life threatening conditions to develop.  Collagen is great where it belongs, but you do not want it building up in your internal organs, arteries and blood stream or in your penis. Collagen supplementation seems to be a common thread in the Peyronie's forum. I believe it caused my Peyronie's disease, along with a blockage in my brains' vision center, that almost caused me to have a stroke.  I had an episode called a transient ischemic attack, which is also called an ischemic stroke.  The doctor's could not find any cause for this, even after doing an MRI, a carotid artery ultrasound, a stress test, and examination by an ophthalmologist.  Looking back, I believe this was caused by ingesting excess collagen.

  • Viagra and Peyronie's: Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are all classified as PDE5 inhibitor drugs. These drugs work by blocking the PDE5 enzyme, that inhibits erection.  You may have heard about the risk of heart attack and stroke with these drugs. It is not the reaction to the drug that causes the heart attack.  It is usually caused by the poor cardio fitness of the individual, related to vigorous sexual activity, and elevated heart rate.  PDE5 inhibitors, smooth and relax the muscles of the penis, allowing the blood to flow more freely.  In 2002, it was reported by the International Journal of Impotence Research, the number of Peyronie's patients has increased since the advent of oral Sildenafil.  The study stated that there was no indication that Sildenafil had anything to do with this increase, and many doctors have prescribed Viagra for patients with Peyronie's disease.  Why, in my opinion is this happening? PDE5 inhibitor drugs allow a man to maintain a very long lasting erection, which creates an artificial condition.  The penis it appears was not designed to sustain greater than normal pressure for extended periods of time, especially at the site of the Peyronie's plaque.  The super boner makes a man feel like superman, but PDE5 inhibitor drugs may be involved in the onset of Peyronie's disease in some cases.  If you suffer with Peyronie's disease, make sure and talk to your doctor or Urologist before taking any erectile enhancing meds.

  • Diabetes: Peyronie's disease and Diabetes have a high association.  If you have Peyronie's, your doctor should test you for insulin resistance and assess your risk for Diabetes.  High Blood Pressure and Atherosclerosis are also highly associated with Peyronie's.  Your doctor can also check for these serious health threats.  When you are being evaluated for Peyronie's, you should ask your doctor to test for these conditions. Don't expect him to automatically know about this.  Most general practitioners have very little experience in treating Peyronie's disease. 

       Clinical studies and research are much more prevalent in Europe.  Peyronie's disease is rarely found in men of Asian and African descent.  Men of European descent comprise the majority of cases.  American Medical practitioners have for a large part, ignored this problem and many men are relegated to the ranks of those suffering in quiet desperation.

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Peyronie's Disease - My Personal Experience

The Despair of Peyronie's Disease

       My bout with Peyronie's disease came on rather gradually.  We were on a family vacation in Kauai, when it could no longer be ignored.  I could not understand what was going on with my penis.  It had been developing a curve prior to the vacation, but all of sudden erections had became painful and my penis was just going crazy.  I thought it was going to curl up like a pigs' tail.  My wife and I did not know how to cope with this new development.

       Upon returning from vacation, I made an appointment with our family doctor.  My wife helped me get an erection and we took a picture of it.  My penis had an almost 90 degree bend in it, and it was really starting to terrify me.  If you are at this point right now and feel that you are all alone.  Let me re-assure you, there are many men suffering with this treatable afflication.  My advice is to make an appointment with your doctor and get pro-active about your treatment, ASAP!

       I have a really great relationship with our family doctor. He is just a great guy and an outstanding doctor.  He took one look at the picture, and told me I had Peyronie's disease.  I had no idea what that was, and he gave me a good explanation.  He wrote out a referral for me to see a Urologist.  He said this was a condition that needed a specialist and knew a doctor that was very competent and had a lot of experience.  He handed me back my photo and told me to take it to my next appointment.  I felt a little reassured, at least something was happening toward my treatment.  I just figured that a Urologist would give me a prescription and it would all go away.  I hoped and prayed it would be that easy.

Peyronie's Patient being prepared for Surgery
       I went to my appointment and met my new Urologist.  He was an older gentleman.  He was an extremely competent man, and I felt like this was definitely the right place for me.  He looked at the photo and put it in my file.  He examined my penis, and ordered some lab tests.  I saw this doctor many times over a six month period of time.  I received Verapamil injections and purchased topical Verapamil cream from PD labs. The time went by slowly and my progress was non-existent.  I was becoming depressed and despondent about my condition.  I was really getting angry, it was just so unfair.  I needed my penis to get better, but it wasn't.  I was losing my confidence. I secretly feared my wife would leave me, and often thought about death.  I was not suicidal, no I just prayed that God would end my life for me.  It was during this dark time, that I went to my Urologist for the last time.  I didn't know it would be my last visit when I arrived.  The doctor did a quick examination and then asked me to sit down for a consultation.  He told me my plaque was very large and had invaded the Corpus Cavernosum.  It appeared to have stabilized and now it was time for me to consider my next avenue of treatment.  He said because of the size and depth of the plaque, my surgical options would be best limited to a Nesbit procedure. He drew me some pictures while describing the procedure.  The words, "It will shorten your Penis" seemed to echo through my head.  Other words like, possible complications and decreased sensitivity bludgeoned my psyche.  He ended the conversation with this: "When you hear the expression, 'Practicing Medicine' it really applies to Peyronie's disease. We really are practicing." He asked me to think about all that he said and after about a three month wait, just to make sure the plaque was stable, we could schedule the surgery if I wished. 

       I left his office in a daze.  I don't remember the drive home.  I walked into the house and laid down on the floor next to our bed and bawled my eyes out.  I felt like God had forsaken me.  I was all alone in my misery it seemed.  That evening, after regaining my composure, my wife and I sat down and discussed our options.  I knew in my heart that surgery was no longer an option, but I wanted to hear it from her.  She looked into my eyes and saw my pain and frustration.  She encouraged me to do some research and seek alternatives.  She reached out to me in love and held me.  We both cried.
       The following day I resolved to find an alternative treatment program.  I began reading everything I could on the subject.  There were resources available, but nothing was organized in a system.  It all seemed so hit and miss.  I began reading the forums, where there are so many heart wrenching stories.  There are the men who's wives have left them, and those that gave up hope, for a cure.  I'm sure there are the even sadder untold stories of suicide.

Happy Days are Here Again!!
       Over time I developed a systematic approach to this disease.  It was a battle plan to conquer and defeat my enemy.  I was at war and my enemy was Peyronie's disease.

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