Friday, 14 May 2010

The role of vacuum pump therapy in Peyronie's disease


This new study is somewhat positive. It confirms what many have already known/suspected for quite some time: That VED Therapy can be useful in combating peyronie's disease. Like all peyronie's disease treatments out there, there is no magic bullet, but it's always pleasing to get confirmation that a treatment is useful, and that you're on the right track. In the peyronie's disease community many men have been saying for years now that VED useage improved their situation and it's good to see that echoed in this study.

From the study we see that a relatively short course of VED therapy can be useful to men suffering from peyronie's disease. In the best case scenario can improve the condition to the point where surgery may not be needed. For some men in the study VED therapy meant the difference between requiring surgery and not. For others, it helped to increase their penis size pre-surgery, which again is certainly a positive occurence.

It's of note that for three men in the study their condition worsened. I feel it would be alarmist to state that VED caused this, when it seems more likely that the treatment simply did not manage to reverse damage already occuring in an active stage of the disease. In many cases it takes 12-18 months for peyronie's disease to reach an end point (sometimes beyond that). It's even possible that their situation would've been worse still if they had not used VED, so in a sense even they may have seen an improvement. Of course, it's a very individual condition, so to state absolutes either way is never wise.

It would be of interest to gather further information about the specific protocol used in this study, as a way of contributing to the knowledge already out there. Many men currently use the Chris Spivey protocol. Also, in combining VED therapy with oral treatments, I would think that the chances of a positive outcome would rise further still. Perhaps the men above were taking oral treatments at the same time. At present I only have the study info stated here. I'll try to find out more.

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