Thursday, 21 April 2011

Email - Vitamin E

I'm currently taking Vitamin E as it was suggested to me by my doctor. Is this a good starting point as a peyronie's disease treatment?

Thanks,

S
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Dear S,

Vitamin E isn't going to do you the world of good. There are positive oral treatment studies in relation to peyronies for:

Pentoxifylline (prescription drug)
COQ10 (supplement)
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (supplement)
Cialis (prescription drug)

Also, there are positive studies for the VED and traction.

Of the oral treatments I would say that pentox is the most essential treatment. Top urologists prescribe it, and it really is something I think you should take for a year +. Positive studies for COQ10 and cialis are more recent but I wouldn't let that put you off. You might get more out of oral supplements if your condition is recent, but that's not to say you can't benefit if you've been a longer term sufferer. Being pro-active now might result in a preventative effect of sorts. There's nothing peyronie's disease specific I have to back that up. However, in pentoxifylline studies for other conditions this has been the case.

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