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Your Diet And Peyronie's Disease
The relationship between diet and Peyronie's disease has not been scientifically confirmed. There is neither any evidence that poor diet can cause Peyronie's disease or make it worse, nor that any certain type of diet will cure or treat it.
That is, there is no scientifically approved Peyronie's diet available.
You should though not underestimate the importance of good diet and exercise. The better physical shape you are in, the better equipped you are dealing with any physical trauma to your body, whether it is Peyronie's disease or some other health related issues.
Can Your Diet Help You Fight Peyronie's Disease?
Good healthy diet can improve your overall health, boost your immune system and hence help your body to heal from trauma like Peyronie's disease. It therefore makes sense to consider how your diet and Peyronie's disease can best go together.
Improved overall health not only makes you better equipped fighting your Peyronie's disease.
It may also reduce your risk of developing other illnesses that can make your Peyronie's worse. High blood pressure and diabetes can contribute towards erectile dysfunction.
I personally believe in balance and everything in moderation.
I tend to be skeptical about all diet fads, including skipping any food groups or “overdosing” on some type of food. I believe that healthy lifestyle includes balanced diet and reasonable amount of exercise.
Where diet and Peyronie's disease is concerned, following good general nutritional advice may be the best option. Eat as much fresh, unrefined, and unprocessed food as you can.
Now a day we get very mixed messages about what to eat and what not to eat. One day eggs are considered the root of all-evil, the next day they are among the healthiest food you can get. Currently many consider carbohydrates the source of all-evil, while others see them as vital source of energy. You are advised to eat five portions of fruits and vegetables a day and then you are advised not to eat too much fruit (contains natural sugar).
It is very easy to get all confused. However, as long as you do not have to lose substantial amount of weight, then your Peyronie's nutrition needs should be met with healthy balanced diet.
Healthy balanced diet and Peyronie's disease go well together. Generally, healthy Balanced Diet is considered to include the following food groups:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Starchy foods, like bread, rice, pasta, potatoes (choose wholegrain varieties whenever you can)
- Milk and dairy products
- Meat, fish (including oily fish like salmon), eggs, pulses (including beans, nuts and seeds) and other non-dairy sources of protein
- Fat and sugar, we need essential fatty acids to stay healthy but we should limit our intake of saturated fats, granulated sugar and salt / sodium
It is not only important what we eat healthy; it is also important how it is prepared. Home cooked meal from the scratch tends to be healthier than readymade meal (microwave meal) or take away.
Try to cook most of your meals yourself. Look for new exciting recipes, take cooking course if needed. Learn how to read the food labels, Nutrition Data can help you with that. However, if you need to change your diet drastically, then you should ideally consult a nutritionist.
Diet And Peyronie's Disease
The Peyronie's penis plaque begins as a localized inflammation and develops into a hardened scar. This is why most of the drugs used to treat Peyronie's patients include some substances that may inhibit inflammation responses in the Peyronie's disease.
Some food can be considered as Anti-Inflammatory Foods and you might be interested in adding them to your diet if not already doing so.
As there is no special Peyronie's diet, there are no special Peyronie's exercises. However, reasonable amount of exercise is part of healthy lifestyle and healthy lifestyle is generally good for you.
So if you do not already do some form of exercise on regular basis, consider starting it now. Which exercise you go for is up to you. No form of exercise will make your Peyronie's disease worse as such. You might though want to avoid sports that could inflict trauma to your groin area.
It is always best if you enjoy the form of exercise you go for, as it makes it much more likely that you will stick to it. Therefore, if you don't like gyms, look for something else, go running or swimming. Getting a dog is also a great form of exercise. Your dog will make sure there is no day off (rain or shine), at least that what my 2 dogs do.
Combine regular exercise with healthy balanced diet and Peyronie's disease treatment plan. The best treatment plan for you may include more than one treatment option, e.g. medical treatment (oral / injection) in conjunction with penis traction device.
Ps. If you are thinking about exercises to stretch or massage your penis, see Peyronie's Penis Exercises for more details.