What would I do if I was diagnosed with Peyronie's Disease Today?

There are a lot of changes happening recently in the treatment of Peyronie's disease.  A big new development in pharmaceutical treatment protocols is about to be approved with Auxilium Pharmaceuticals new drug, Xiaflex. (pronounced Zi-a-flex) 

You may be wondering how effective Xiaflex is and how it is administered so here is a quick overview of the clinical test results:

  • Patients average angle was 50.2 degrees, so some were less and some were more.
  • 8 out of the 9 patients achieved 25% or more reduction in angle 9 months after the 1st injections. 1 has 24% reduction.
  • Based on global assessments 67% of subjects were very much improved.
  • Xiaflex is injected intralesionally into the affected area in an in-office procedure with the intent to soften the scar tissue and reduce the curvature of the penis. Study Website - Click Here

If diagnosed today, what would I do?  Well, knowing what I do now, upon approval of Xiaflex  (Sept. 6th, 2013 is the tentative date)  

  • I would ask my Urologist to prescribe and administer a series of injections using Xiaflex, if I met the criteria and it was covered by my medical insurance.
  • I would purchase a traction device to help decrease my percentage of curvature,  rather than just using the medication alone.
  • I would also take the enzyme supplements (Serrapeptase, Nattokinase and Acetyl L Carnitine)  These ingredients promote healthy blood flow and scavenge fibrin.  Since Xiaflex softens the plaque, I would want the increased blood flow to carry away the softened plaque material.
  • It has come to my attention that CoQ10 is being used to help cardiac and erectile dysfunction disorders.  Men over 45 produce less CoQ10, and it has too many benefits to list here.
  • I would hold off with applying the topical gel while under the doctor's care with Xiaflex.  Hot compresses would more than likely be beneficial, as they increase blood flow, and heat softens hardened collagen.  Hot compresses would need to be done a couple of days after receiving injections to allow healing of the injection site.
  • If I was not taking Xiaflex, I would purchase the Size Genetics new Peyronie's system and use it as my treatment program.

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