Varicocele Treatment


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Varicocele treatmentI am seeing more and more male clients seeking natural varicocele treatment. A varicocele is an enlarged vein in the scrotum. About 15% of the male population suffer from varicoceles. 40% of infertile men have varicoceles. And around 50% of total infertility cases are male-related, with varicoceles as the most reported cause of male infertility.

Did you know that the testes are located outside the male body for a reason? The normal body temperature is hotter than the ideal temperature for sperm production. The testes are suspended outside the male body because they should be kept at a certain temperature for successful sperm production to occur. Pampiniform venous plexus – the network of blood vessels in the testes – supplies the testes with oxygen and regulates testicular temperature. Varicoceles make heat regulation difficult. They block blood flow to the testes. This results in infertility because the high temperature kills off viable sperm in the testes.

This condition is usually accompanied with a reduction in the size of the testes and swelling of the scrotum. Most men with varicocelles experience a constant throbbing pain in the testes. There are also symptomless cases of varicocelles diagnosed only after a sperm analysis and a physical exam. If you suspect you may have varicocelles get it checked out. The sooner the condition is discovered, the better your chances of addressing it.

According to statistics varicoceles appear more often on the left side of the scrotum – There is no known explanation for this. Also, they are found more commonly in tall and lean men.

Four medical procedures for treating varicoceles

  1. Conventional surgery
  2. Microsurgery (the latest treatment for varicoceles),
  3. Laparoscopic operation
  4. Radiologic balloon occlusion

The operation is generally simple and straightforward which is why many doctors readily perform surgery on infertile men with varicoceles. However only 30% of patients who undergo surgery experience an improved sperm count. In other words, in the remaining 70% of men who have the surgery there is no improvement in their sperm count. Your doctor cannot predict whether your sperm count will improve after the surgery. Like you, he can only wait and see! A successful conception does not depend on high sperm counts alone. Only 15% of men who undergo varicocele surgery successfully father a child.

Varicocele treatment without surgery

A better, safer and cheaper natural varicocele treatment are a healthy diet, balanced lifestyle and supplemental nutrition. Your goal is to improve the blood circulation, strengthen the walls of your veins and cleanse the reproductive system.

Natural varicocele treatment

Try to eat a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Start eating whole grains, foods that contain essential fatty acids, some wild fish and nuts. Drink a minimum of eight glasses of purified water a day. Opt for organic foods over processed foods. Avoid intake of junk food, trans fats, caffeine and alcoholic beverages. Minimize your intake of animal products and favor vegetarian sources of protein. A diet rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids strengthens the walls of your blood vessels and prevents plaque formation that can clog your blood vessels. Plaque is a mixture of cholesterol and fats which adhere to the walls of the blood s and can predispose you to cardiovascular conditions.

Complement your diet with premium quality supplements: 1000mg Bioflavonoids a day, 1000 mg Vitamin C three times a day, 30 mg Zinc and 400 IU Vitamin E a day.

Varicocele treatment natural protocol also includes herbs. Herbs shown to improve varicocelles are: Damiana, Saw Palmetto Berries, Ginseng and Sarsaparilla. Varicocele treatment doesn’t have to be expensive nor invasive.

Do you have varicocelles? If so, did you get them treated? Have you used natural varicocele treatment, surgery or both? Share your thoughts with me!


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About Iva Keene MRMed. ND.

Iva Keene is an internationally recognized natural fertility specialist and naturopathic physician who has helped thousands of couples with fertility problems on their path to pregnancy.
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10 Responses to Varicocele Treatment

  1. mendelson e.rodriguez says:

    thank you,but i already have my surgery ten years ago,but after 2wks of operation my testes have water according to our company doctor,and now it is larger than before

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi Mendelson,

      You should have that looked at and it would be good to get a second opinion as well.
      All the best, Iva

  2. Iva Keene says:

    Hi Skeptic,

    I work with practitioner grade supplements which contain even more than the above mentioned doses of Vit C and bioflavonoids. No those amounts are probably not available in shops as they can only be prescribed by qualified practitioners – a service which we do offer on this site with each consultation. You can build up tolerance to Vit. C over a course of a week and increase the dose gradually, and not everyone gets diarrhea from high doses of Vit. C. Yes, the recommendations are based on evidence, and no, people rarely write testimonials in the articles comment boxes, they are usually emailed to me. All the best, Iva.

  3. chikamdinma says:

    Dear Iva,
    Should one take all these herbs listed below, Damiana, saw Palmetto Berries,Ginseng and Sarsaparilla to improve varicocele or should it be any of them.
    Secondly , should it(the herbs) be taken with all these premium quality supplements, 1000mg Bioflavonoid, 1000mg Vitamin C, 30mg Zinc and 400 IU Vitamin E. Please advice me.Thanks

    • Iva Keene says:

      Hi there, it’s best to get a naturopath to prescribe the herbs and supplements for you. If you’d like you can request a phone consultation with me and I can see what of the above would work best for your case. All the best, Iva

  4. Iva Keene says:

    Thank you!

  5. sumit anand says:

    usefull information is given.

    • Iva Keene MRepMed. ND. says:

      Thanks 🙂

      • Ako says:

        Hi. I think i have that so called varicocele. How will this treat naturally without surgery? Hope u can help me with this. Im so worried. I dont want to undergo surgery. Pls help me.

  6. arun mehta says:

    hii….i realised my vericose pain before 4 yrs and got treated .now my situation is much better than it was before but,this is a continuos mild discomfort in that region.Despite using medicines i couldnt get rid of that remaning minor discomfort.i dont feel it every time but when i feel it when i think about it.anyways its mild continuous one…it would be very helpful for a lay man like me to understand if u can post the about the food (for exampl;e:grains or oranges etc)than posting in terms of calories needed to be taken.Thnaks in advance.can u leave ur emailid so than i can contact for further queries.thanq 🙂

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