What Causes a Varicocele to Develop?
A spermatic cord holds up each testicle. The cords also contain the veins, arteries,
and nerves that support these glands. In healthy veins inside the scrotum, one-way
valves move the blood from the testicles to the scrotum, and then they send it back
to the heart. Sometimes the blood doesn’t move through the veins like it should
and begins to pool in the vein, causing it to enlarge.
There are no established risk factors for developing a varicocele, and the exact
cause is unclear.
Recognizing the Symptoms of a Varicocele
You may have no symptoms associated with a varicocele. However, you might experience
- A lump in one of your testicles
- Swelling in your scrotum
- Visibly enlarged or twisted veins in your scrotum, which are often described as
looking like a bag of worms
- A dull, recurring pain in your scrotum
- Fertility problems : There is an association between varicoceles and infertility.
Decreased sperm count, decreased motility of sperm and an increase in the number
of deformed sperm are related to varicoceles. Some experts believe these blocked
and enlarged veins around the testes cause infertility by raising the temperature
in the scrotum and decreasing sperm production.
- Testicular atrophy : The shrinking of the testicles is another sign of varicoceles.
Often, once the testicle is repaired, it will return to normal size.
Is treatment necessary for varicoele?
In most cases, varicocele goes undetected. This is because the condition is often
painless and no symptoms are visible. However, definite links have been established
between this condition and male infertility.
You should go for treatment of varicocele in case of the following conditions :
- If you are feeling a pain or heaviness in the scrotum. Such pain manifests itself
like a dull aches and intensifies while sitting, standing and physical activity.
- If you are having problems of fertility. Varicocele affects sperm count and may
also cause the production of greater proportion of defective sperms.
- If you are feeling hot in the groin or one testicle is shrinking (testicular atrophy).
Varicocele Natural Treatment :
The first and most effective varicocele natural treatment is to modify your diet.
The main goal here is to eat as healthy as you can, to prevent improper blood flow
in the body. Furthermore, eating the right foods will help strengthen your veins,
which will prevent swelling. Avoid foods that are fattening and high in bad cholesterol.
Instead, take in a lot of vegetables, fruits, and foods high in fatty acids like
nuts and seafood. Plaque is one of the major causes of vein blocking, and this is
acquired through improper and unhealthy diet. You can definitely avoid this by eating
right and eating healthy.
Hydrate Your Body
Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day, because doing this will help your body
replenish the lost water, remove unwanted toxins in the body, and improved blood
circulation as well.
Improve Your Lifestyle
If you can stay away from drinking too much alcohol, caffeine, and smoking, this
will help you strengthen the walls of your veins in the body (including the one
in the scrotum area), and improve the blood flow in your body.
Exercising regularly is also one of the best things that you can do, in order to
have a regular blood flow in your body. Your exercise does not need to be heavy
and complicated. Actually, a simple 20-minute breeze walking outside is already
good enough to pump up your system, burn fat, and have a steady and ideal blood