Posted by: Venkat
Is there any research by homeopaths on Peyronie’s condition? I have seen in one web site selling Scar X a special (!) homeopathic formula that is only available with them. No content information was given. I have tried to read more on this from many books but could not find any information.
The cause of Peyronie’s disease is unknown but there are a number of factors that are important.
# Injury. Peyronie’s disease can develop following trauma or injury to the penis. Injury may happen during very vigorous sexual intercourse, forceful bending of the penis can cause tissue tearing and scarring. The injury may be as a result of a medical procedure, e.g. catheterization in which a tube (the catheter) is passed into the bladder to pass urine, or cystoscopy, when the surgeon looks into the bladder following a prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland).
# Inherited abnormality. It is thought that there is a genetic component to this condition. Peyronie’s disease is more common in men with family members who also have the condition or who have a disease called systemic lupus erythematosus (a connective tissue disorder).Thirty per cent of men with Peyronie’s disease also develop a condition called Dupuytren’s contracture where hardened tissue develops in the hands.
# Vitamin E deficiency has been associated with the Peyronie’s disease.
# Peyronie’s disease is a rare side effect of an antihypertensive drug called Inderal (propanolol)
# Diabetes where damage to the blood vessels occurs.
# Infection. Inflammation in cases of severe vasculitis further suggests a vascular (blood vessels) cause for Peyronie’s disease.
Homeopathy does not try to treat a disease in isolation. It takes care of the person who is ill too. To find a medicine which not only covers the signs and symptoms of your complaint, but also the causative factors, maintaining factors, your past medical history, your physical and psychological makeup, a detail case history and analysis is required. Basically, the person is treated in totality and not in parts. So far, in conventional medicine, nothing except Vit E, has been found useful in Peyronys syndrome. But homeopathy has the potential to help you, if you go in for a proper detail consultation from a good homeopath. I am quite optimistic that you will be able to see a reversal of this condition in due course of time. You should consult a homeopath at the earliest.
Wishing you health,
Dr. Manish Bhatia