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What are some home remedies for Peyronie's disease?

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Possible home remedies for Peryonie's disease are heat therapy and the over-the-counter supplement acetyl-L-carnitine, according to Peryonie's Disease Society. As of 2015, more scientific research is necessary to prove the effectiveness of these treatments.

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A single study noted that acetyl-L-carnitine supplementation may help improve the symptoms of Peryonie's disease, according to Peryonie's Disease Society. Acetyl-L-carnitine is an over-the-counter amino acid supplement that clinical trials suggest may help restore male libido as well as slowing the onset of Alzheimer's.

Another study of 60 Peryonie's sufferers looked at the efficacy of heat therapy in the treatment of the disease. Researchers gave half of the test group localized heat therapy treatments twice a week for five weeks. These treatments involved applying a moderate amount of heat to the affected area of the penis in 30-minute sessions. At the end of the study, the heat therapy group showed significant improvements in their symptoms, as described by Peryonie's Disease Society.

Peryonie's disease is a disorder in which a buildup of scar tissue on the penis causes it to bend or curve while erect, Mayo Clinic explains. In severe cases, this curvature causes pain and makes sexual activity difficult or impossible. The underlying causes of Peryonie's are not well understood, although in some cases it may be caused by trauma or injury to the penis.

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