WHAT IS PEYRONIE'S DISEASE?The plaques are hard, thickened and stiff areas, actually a kind of internal scarring. In this fibroid tissue also calcium compounds can accumulate, making the plaques even harder.

THE SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONDITION

The three main characteristics of cavernositis are:

– One or more small hard lumps underneath the skin, or a continuous hard, stiff and thickened area.

– Abnormal bent or crooked penis when erect. All penises have some curvature, but by this disease, the penile bend increases, and one may get a very curved penis. The penis may be bent as a banana or in an angular fashion. The penile bending is most often up, but may be down, to the left side, to right or sloping.

-The bending is usually to the same side as that of the hard thickened area when the penis is erected.

-The hard areas in the erected penis may look like bumps, making the penis irregular.

– Sometimes the penis bends greatly enough to make sexual intercourse difficult, or impossible.

– Pain during erections caused by the pressure from the hard areas in the penis, or from the

THE CAUSES OF PEYRONIE'S DISEASE

The exact cause of the induration is unknown. It's not a sign of an underlying serious condition, and it is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is possible that the disease can begin with an inflammation in the penile tissue. An inflammation may be caused by an allergic or auto-immune reaction. Although the Peyronie's disease is not an infection, an initial infection can damage the penile tissue and cause an inflammation that develops into Peyronie's disease. Men having the inflammatory condition called Systemic Lupus Erytematosus more often get Peyronie's disease.

Vitamin E deficiency seems to be a contributing factor in causing the disease. Diabetes may cause damage of blood vessels, and if this damage occurs in the erectile bodies of the penis, Peyronie's disease can develop. Peyronie's disease is sometimes a side effect of the drug Inderal (propanolol) used against high blood pressure.

Sometimes a physical injury to the penis that causes internal bleeding, or a series of such injuries, is the initial cause. A habit of violent sexual activity may cause such injuries. It is thought that some men may have a genetic disposition to the condition.

Plastic induration of the penis is not a cancer, and cannot cause cancer, however a lump or deformation in your genitals that develops, must be examined.

TREATMENT OF PEYRONIE'S DISEASE

Not all men with Payronie's disease require treatment. The disease sometimes go away by itself. If the condition is pronounced, it is also difficult to find a remedy that can cure every sign of the disease, but several methods can take away most penis changes associated with Peyronie's. Here is a survey of treatment methods used today.

Tamoxifen – In its early stages of the disease a medication called Tamoxifen has been shown to prevent the formation of the fibrous plaque by Peyronie's disease. This drug is also used in the treatment of breast cancer, but the two conditions are not related.

Vitamin E and B – Vitamin E and B is sometimes effective in easing the pain and as a treatment for the penile deformity by Peyronie's disease.

Verapamil – Verapamil, often used in the treatment of high blood pressure, has been shown to decrease the size of the plaque and decrease the pain when injected directly into the plaque, and thus also improve the penis shape distortion by peyronie's disease.

Shock wave therapy – Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or ESWT, a new treatment, is being used in some hospitals for the Peyronie's disease. Although the initial results of this new approach to treat Peyronie's disease have been promising, the long-term outcome is still undetermined.

Surgery – This is sometimes considered if Payroni's disease has lasted for a year or more and it hasn't progressed or regressed for at least three months. By the Nesbitt procedure one removes tissue opposite to the curve to straighten the penis. Another procedure involves putting a graft or part of a vein within the fibrous plaque to lengthen this area. In certain cases of Pyrenees disease, surgical insertion of a penile prosthesis (implant) is recommended.

Radiation therapy – This treatment modality has been tried, but the results are unpredictable and sometimes the opposite of the intended one.

Traction devices – On the market, you can buy mechanical devices to use on the penis some time daily that gently pull upon the penile tissue to straighten out the penis, and thus mending the penis from the curvature caused by Peyronie's disease.

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28 thoughts on “Cure For Lupus Disease

  1. wingsovgrace

    Have you been diagnosed with drug induced Lupus ?
    !0 years ago began having problem with elevated blood pressure. Was treated with the usually prescribed meds. Within the past ten years I have had a variety of unusual and often preplexing symptoms that the doctors couldn’t find good answers for. Lots of guesses and lots of unsuccessful treatments and increased frustration and misery until recently. The diagnosis is drug induced Lupus and it is believed to be caused by my blood pressure meds. Bingo. The symptoms have developed over the same period I’ve been on the meds. My question is: Any known effective alternatives for Blood Pressure Control? Anyone else with Lupus have bizarre skin and hair folllicle issues? Any one know a reputable doctor in Kansas City Missouri to advise on alternative treatments? Any one know of a web site to purchase alternative B/P treatments that you or someone you know have had personal experience with? Are there suggestions for a great support website for Lupus?

    1. Healing Oneself

      Hi WIngsOfGrace

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Also learning about detoxifying the blood by doing colon and liver cleanses will change your health forever.

      Cause
      Food allergies (there is a 100 percent correlation between lupus and food allergies), rheumatoid arthritis, other connective tissue diseases, parasites, candidiasis, bowel problems, and digestive enzyme deficiencies can create symptoms that mimic or exacerbate SLE. Migraines, epilepsy, and psychoses must also be ruled out before a proper course of treatment can be decided upon.

      Both forms of lupus primarily strike young women (90% of cases) and young children.

      The drugs hydralazine, procainamide, and beta blockers can cause false-positive readings of SLE, and can also produce a lupus-like condition that disappears when the drugs are no longer taken. Birth control pills and environmental stresses can also exacerbate lupus symptoms.

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      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and limit your intake of dairy, beef products, and polyunsaturated oils. Also screen for food allergies and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Increase your intake of vegetables, especially green, yellow, and orange, and consume non-farm-raised fish several times a week.

      Herbs: Supplementation with Swedish bitters with each meal can increase hydrochloric acid production. Also drink an infusion of nettle twice a day. Other useful herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, licorice, pau d`arco, and red clover

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia involves artificially creating fever in the body for the purpose of boosting immune function. Hyperthermia can be a highly effective method of eliminating toxins and heavy metals, as well as infectious bacteria and viruses that cannot survive in elevated body temperatures.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy or hyperthermia treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink the juice of carrot, celery, flaxseed oil, black currant oil, and garlic.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) deficiency is common in people with lupus, therefore HCL supplements with each meal is advised. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A with beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals, digestive enzymes taken with meals, and the amino acids L-cysteine, L-methionine, and L-cystine.

      Topical Treatment: PABA cream applied topically can help ease symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  2. Cap10

    What are the symptoms and avalible treatments for Lupus?
    Any information, links to information, experience or suggests are welcome. They are for a close friend of mine who was recently diagnose with Lupus and is understandably a little frightened.

  3. Spreading Luv

    how do i start a charity walk in my town for lupus? what are the steps and who do i contact?
    My Grandmother passed away from lupus in 1995 and ever since then i wanted to do something to give people with lupus hope and inspiration to help maybe one day cure this disease not much is known about it but hopefully with help i could raise awareness!!!!
    Please help!!!?

    1. Andrea J

      Contact the Lupus Foundation. They should be able to give you pointers and advice on how to arrange for the walk. I commend you for your efforts. I had a friend who passed away from Lupus.
      God Bless

  4. myrna p

    What are some cardiovascular system diseases?
    For class I have to do a presentation on a disease of the cardiovascular system. I have to pick one specific disease and looks up treatment, symptoms and all that stuff. What are some cardiovascular system diseases I can choose from?

    1. Jacob K

      I’ll give you an example of three disease.

      1. Congestive heart failure. This is a failure of the pumping function of the heart. The most common cause is atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. There are two main types – left heart failure and right heart failure. Symptoms of left heart failure include shortness of breath after minimal or no exertion. Symptoms of right heart failure include swelling of the feet/ankles, and distention of the neck veins. The treatment includes (1) diuretics (medicines that make you urinate) because this decreases the amount your heart has to pump (2) Beta blockers (these medicines block certain hormones like norepinephrine and can help CHF) (3) Digoxin, which works at the cellular level by manipulating electrolyte levels to increase the contractility (pumping function) of the heart.

      2. Atrial fibrillation. This is a problem with the intrinsic electrical activity in the heart. The biggest clinical manifestation of this condition is ischemic stroke (blockage of the arteries in the brain), which can cause paralysis, speech and language difficulty, vision change, or any other neurological complaints. Non-neurological symptoms include dizziness, palpitations (the feeling of fluttering/racing of one’s heart), and passing out. This condition is often idiopathic (no known cause), but can occur after a heart attack, in the presence of atherosclerotic heart disease, in the presence of severe lung disease like emphysema, or an overactive thyroid. The treatments include medications that slow the heart rate down (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, etc) in combination with medications which thin the blood (Coumadin, Pradaxa). Alternatively, certain cardiac procedures, known as cardioversion or ablation, can cause the heart to beat more regularly and can cure atrial fibrillation.

      3. Endocarditis is an inflammation of the heart valves. This causes small pieces of debris (called vegetations) to form on the heart valves, which can then break off and become deposited anywhere. Endocarditis is almost always bacterial, and can be seen in patients undergoing dental procedures (where bacteria from the mouth can enter the blood stream) or in patients with prior damage to their heart valves, such as in rheumatic fever. Noninfectious causes include certain cancers or autoimmune conditions such as lupus. Symptoms include stroke (which would manifest with any neurological symptoms), fever, unexplained weight loss, and markings in the fingernails (which is due to debris from the heart valves depositing there). The treatment is usually high-dose intravenous antibiotics. For severe cases, the heart valve must be mechanically replaced.

      Good luck

  5. hydropowerman34

    At what point would god not receive credit for something good that happens?
    Will it be when doctors use embryonic stem cells to cure a person with spinal cord injuries? Believers agree that god does not want scientists to use those stem cells, so when they are used and create a cure, will thanks still be given to god when those who can’t walk now can?

  6. pamtallglass

    what are so ways i can deal with having lupus without taking medication?
    i have faith and i don’t beleive that God didn’t put cures on this plant if he knew about all the disease that were out here.

    1. Linda R

      Has it occurred to you that autoimmune diseases might be caused by the poor stewardship of the planet? It is not “natural” to have your immune system turn against you. And hydroxycholorquine and the other antimalarials used to treat lupus are derived from plants. Hello!

      Maybe God did not put a cure for lupus on the planet becuase God didn’t cause lupus.

      But believe what you will, untreated lupus can lead to permanent organ damage and premature death. The choice is yours. When you pray for help and God offers it through the skill of scientists and chemist, whose brains God made and the elements with which they work as well, and you deny that help, what do you suppose God thinks of that?

  7. Husky 1

    Are there any cures for the lupus disease?
    We think my friend may have lupus and I was wondering if there was any way to completely rid him of the disease. He wants to go to the Air Force and he may not pass the physical to do combat. If there is a cure, I am interested in the cost of the cure. Can someone please help us here? It would be really appreciated.

    1. Boɳɛs

      No, it is an incurable autoimmune disease. There are treatments, but no cure.

      I’m sorry but the Air Force is not going to let your friend in.

  8. Million$Mom

    How do you deal with lupus?
    My mom has lupus/fibromyalsia. How do you deal with the symptoms without depending on prescription drugs? What foods and natural things will help to the same job?

    1. Linda R

      Lupus is a serious disease. In some cases (as in mine) it can flare to the degree that it is life threatening.

      We don’t live in a “natural” world. We have pollutants, chemicals and additives in almost everything we encounter. It’s not natural for the body to destroy itself. Why would you think only natural things can fix it?

      Arsenic and hemlock are natural and they can kill you.

      If natural things could do the same job, would there be millions spent on research to find the cause, cure, and alleviate symptoms? Would there have been a huge international lupus conference in China this past May? Don’t you think that researchers have looked at simpler things? Sure, all of us get frustrated with the medical establishment. But, they want us to get better too.

      Those of us who live successfully with lupus use ALL the tools at our disposal. I do take my placquenil to calm the immune system. I do take my chemol (Cellcept) because I think keeping my kidneys is a very good idea. I am finally off prednisone. I take NSAIDS when I need them.

      But, I practice yoga and meditation, get regular massage, rest when I need to, am primarily vegetarian and have developed a sensible regimen of supplements with the approval of my rheumatologist.

      If your mom had cancer, would you tell her to be natural and eat grass? No! You would use everything that you could to cure her and if she could not be cured, you would use every tool available to give her the best quality of life.

      Please take time to educate yourself about the potential dangers of lupus. Many of them are quite serious.

      Then, while you are on the link provided, go to the take action link and get everyone you know to email their representative and senators asking them to support the lupus REACH amendments. Be an activist for us.

  9. debbie_joan

    Has there been any new breakthroughs in the research on lupus?
    I have an autoimmune condition they think is lupus but are not sure. I am on meds for lupus.

  10. mom of 2

    What could cause blurry and foggy vision?
    I’ve been under a lot of stress and anxiety over the past few months. Now my vision seems to be foggy and blurry and I am very fatigued. I am 28 and have two small babies and am taking 3 college courses. Any ideas what this could be? Help, I feel like I have some kind of disease.
    Also I seem really sensitive to sunlight and bright indoor lights. I had LASIK eye surgery done about 2.5 years ago.

    1. A Quest

      Well it could be a few different things.
      1.) See a neurologist and have and MRI done to see if you have any lesions on your brain or spinal cord. If you do this would confirm you having MS or LUPUS -Autoimmune diseases that most people get between 30-40yrs old. If you have one of these email me and I can send you a concise list of practical, low cost things you can do that can help, but there is NO cure.

      2.) See Ophthalmologist to see if you have cataracts or other eye disease.

      You may want to ask your doctor to run a hemoglobin test to see if you are anemic which could be causing your fatigue. Normal is 12-14, if it is low take folic acid with iron and do NOT take it with calcium as this will bind to the iron and your body will NOT be able to use it. Protein is also something that can reduce fatigue.

      Truthfully, it is the blurry vision that concerns me… see a neurologist and an eye doctor!! All the stress is not good for your immune system.

      Good Luck

  11. Omega

    This is a toughy. Are their any natural cures for Lupus DLE and SLE? ?
    Lupus is an Autoimmune disease that triggers inflammation of tissue, joints and organs. Most Orthodox and conventional doctors say their isn’t a cure. However it has been suggested that Omega 3 acids help inflammation. Is their any other suggestions for this disease without having to rely on pharmaceutical drugs? Is there a cure?

    1. JDNL98

      I was dx’d with fibromylagia 3 years ago. Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that primarily affects muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Tender points must be present which by physical criteria means that a patient must have pain in 11 out of the 18 predetermined locations. Pain must be present for at least 3 months with no other explanation for its cause. The tender points are located bilaterally symmetrical:1) located at the base of the skull directly below the hairline, 2)above the shoulder blades near where the and shoulder join,3) between the shoulder blades, 4) on the front of the neck above the collar bone, 5) chest at the second and third costochondrial junction (second rib),6) below the elbows, 7) in the lower back right below the waist, 8)on the hips right under the hip bones and finally 9) behind the knees. Generally fibromyalgia is triggered by another autoimmune disease such as lupus or sarcoidosis, or simply triggered by some form of extreme stress or trauma to the body. Although there is no cure for fibromylagia there are medications to lessen the pain such as NSAIDS and medications to treat sleep problems as it relates to fibromylagia. I hope that this has been an informative answer and I hope I helped you as much as I can.

  12. mheretic666

    Where will Lupus treatments be in 10 years?
    I know lupus treatments are getting better and better. How much have they advanced the past ten years, with 90% of lupus patients living normal lives as of now, and how good do you think the treatments will be in 10 years?

    Im asking this because my girlfriends mom has lupus, and if she also has it, it will take effect in about 9 or 10 years.

    1. treefrog

      I pray that there will be a cure by then.

      I am 42 years old and I have lupus, too. Reassure your friend that it is not very likely that she will get it just because her mom has it. The risks of her getting it is at like 5%.

      Lupus is not an easy disease to deal with. It makes you feel tired all the time and can manifest itself in many ways. I had to have my knees replaced when I was 38 yrs. old.

      But…like you said….there are meds available now that help us manage it fairly well and we can be very thankful for that.

      God bless you, your friend, and her mom!

  13. Wildtrent

    Why is Embryonic stem cell research funding being shut down?
    Most people should have know it’s wasn’t going to be instant cure, science takes times. So what’s the issue whit using embryos that otherwise would be destroyed for research. If current lines aren’t as viable as though. Why not establish new lines. I know there are adult stem cells but they don’t have as much potential as embryonic.

    Why are so many against it. I mean these cells have great potential, time is just need to unlock them.

  14. Maria Lorenza

    Is there any natural, holistic, alternative cures for LUPUS disease. Need help please?
    I try to figure it out anywhere including yahoo answers but I didn’t find anything that state that this LUPUS can cure by alternative treatment with natural supplement. Is there some one has try the alternative treatment? Please, I need your answer, maybe you can help me. Thanks

    1. Lady Marmalade

      Hi Maria, I know that lupus is one of one the deathly disease in the world and even a doctor can be frustrated as you are. But for some reasons I believe that lupus can be cured, not only temporary but for the rest of your life permanently.

      You can try the natural cure for lupus with dieting and herbs intake in regular basic, changing your lifestyle, stay out of direct sunlight, eat only fresh and organic food, etc. Please check out my source for more info, hope you get better soon Maria.

  15. sekhmet179

    What are the four stages of treatment for lupus?
    I remember reading somewhere that there were four stages of treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus I think it was like
    I-corticosteroids
    II-?
    III-?
    IV-Immunosuppressors, chemotherapy, etc

    I was wondering if there was anything like this on the internet or whether I am confusing it with the kidney affected stages? (I doubt it but you never know…)

    Thanks in advance for any info, and please be sure to set up a link to where you got your info

    1. Cheryl M

      What is the treatment for systemic lupus?

      There is no permanent cure for SLE. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and protect organs by decreasing inflammation and/or the level of autoimmune activity in the body. Many patients with mild symptoms may need no treatment or only intermittent courses of antiinflammatory medications. Those with more serious illness involving damage to internal organ(s) may require high doses of corticosteroids in combination with other medications that suppress the body’s immune system.

      Patients with SLE need more rest during periods of active disease. Researchers have reported that poor sleep quality was a significant factor in developing fatigue in patients with SLE. These reports emphasize the importance for patients and physicians to address sleep quality and the effect of underlying depression, lack of exercise, and self-care coping strategies on overall health. During these periods, carefully prescribed exercise is still important to maintain muscle tone and range of motion in the joints.

      Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are helpful in reducing inflammation and pain in muscles, joints, and other tissues. Examples of NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn), and sulindac (Clinoril). Since the individual response to NSAIDs varies among patients, it is common for a doctor to try different NSAIDs to find the most effective one with the fewest side effects. The most common side effects are stomach upset, abdominal pain, ulcers, and even ulcer bleeding. NSAIDs are usually taken with food to reduce side effects. Sometimes, medications that prevent ulcers while taking NSAIDs, such as misoprostol (Cytotec), are given simultaneously.

      Corticosteroids are more potent than NSAIDs in reducing inflammation and restoring function when the disease is active. Corticosteroids are particularly helpful when internal organs are involved. Corticosteroids can be given by mouth, injected directly into the joints and other tissues, or administered intravenously. Unfortunately, corticosteroids have serious side effects when given in high doses over prolonged periods, and the doctor will try to monitor the activity of the disease in order to use the lowest doses that are safe. Side effects of corticosteroids include weight gain, thinning of the bones and skin, infection, diabetes, facial puffiness, cataracts, and death (necrosis) of large joints.

      Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is an antimalarial medication found to be particularly effective for SLE patients with fatigue, skin, and joint disease. Side effects include diarrhea, upset stomach, and eye pigment changes. Eye pigment changes are rare, but require monitoring by an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) during treatment with Plaquenil. Researchers have found that Plaquenil significantly decreased the frequency of abnormal blood clots in patients with systemic SLE. Moreover, the effect seemed independent of immune suppression, implying that Plaquenil can directly act to prevent the blood clots. This fascinating work highlights an important reason for patients and doctors to consider Plaquenil, especially for those SLE patients who are at some risk for blood clots in veins and arteries, such as those with phospholipid antibodies (cardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, and false positive VDRL). This means not only that Plaquenil reduces the chance for reflares of SLE, but it can also be beneficial in ‘thinning’ the blood to prevent abnormal excessive blood clotting.

      For resistant skin disease, other antimalarial drugs, such as chloroquine (Aralen) or quinacrine, are considered, and can be used in combination with hydroxychloroquine. Alternative medications for skin disease include dapsone and retinoic acid (Retin-A). Retin-A is often effective for an uncommon wart-like form of lupus skin disease. For more severe skin disease, immunosuppressive medications are considered as below.

      Medications that suppress immunity (immunosuppressive medications) are also called cytotoxic drugs. Immunosuppressive medications are used for treating patients with more severe manifestations of SLE with damage to internal organ(s). Examples of immunosuppressive medications include methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), azathioprine (Imuran), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), chlorambucil (Leukeran), and cyclosporine (Sandimmune). All immunosuppressive medications can seriously depress blood cell counts and increase risks of infection and bleeding. Other side effects are peculiar for each drug. For examples, Rheumatrex can cause liver toxicity, while Sandimmune can impair kidney function.

      In recent years, mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept) has been used as an effective medication for lupus, particularly when it associated with kidney disease. Cellcept has been helpful in reversing active lupus kidney disease (lupus renal disease) and in maintaining remission after it is established. It’s lower side effect profile has advantage over traditional immune suppression medications.

      In SLE patients with serious brain or kidney disease, plasmapheresis is sometimes used to remove antibodies and other immune substances from the blood to suppress immunity. Some SLE patients can develop seriously low platelet levels, thereby increasing the risk of excessive and spontaneous bleeding. Since the spleen is believed to be the major site of platelet destruction, surgical removal of the spleen is sometimes performed to improve platelet levels. Other treatments have included plasmapheresis and the use of male hormones. Plasmapheresis has also been used to remove proteins (cryoglobulins) that can lead to vasculitis. Endstage kidney damage from SLE requires dialysis and/or a kidney transplant.

      Most recent research is indicating benefits of rituximab (Rituxan) in treating lupus. Rituximab is an intravenously infused antibody that suppresses a particular white blood cell, the B cell, by decreasing their number in the circulation. B cells have been found to play a central role in lupus activity, and when they are suppressed, the disease tends toward remission.

      At the 2007 national Rheumatology meeting, there was a paper presented suggesting that low dose dietary supplementation with omega-3 fish oils could help patients with lupus by decreasing disease activity and possibly decreasing heart disease risk.

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