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What are some natural treatments for Peyronie's disease?

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Natural treatments for Peyronie's disease include acetyl-L-carnitine, para-aminobenzoic acid, vitamin E and gotu kola herb, according to CVS Pharmacy. Hyperthermia is a treatment option for advanced Peyronie's disease, says PubMed. Other natural remedies include coenzyme Q-10 and propionyl-L-carnitine, adds WebMD.

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The body uses L-carnitine amino acid to convert fats into energy. A study found that acetyl-L-carnitine reduces penile curvature, reduces pain and delays disease progression to a bigger extent than tamoxifen drug. A study on the potential benefits of combination therapy with propionyl-L-carnitine and verapamil found that the combination reduced plaque size, penile curvature and lowered the need for surgery. A combination of tamoxifen and verapamil had little effect, reports CVS Pharmacy.

A study on para-aminobenzoic acid showed that it slows disease progression but has no effect on pre-existing plaque. Gotu kola herb helps in treating conditions that manifest a fibrous scar tissue. There has been advocacy for the use of vitamin E to treat Peyronie's disease. There is, however, no reliable information on the effectiveness of vitamin E or gotu kola, warns CVS Pharmacy.

A study of the role of hyperthermia in treating Peyronie's disease found that it reduces plaque size, penile curvature and improved erectile function, states PubMed. Coenzyme Q-10 improves erectile function in men with Peyronie's disease, claims WebMD.

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