Is Surgery Necessary For Treating Varicocele ? | Medicine for Varicocele
In this article we want you to talk about varicocele, its surgery and how it is not completely effective and expensive. You should talk about how surgery is recurrent and post surgical problems that are caused.
To heal varicocele naturally one has to take care of two things. First is your lifestyle – so that the varicocele does not increase further. Second is to get rid of the free radicals that cause the valves to function improperly.
Acidim helps alter the pH around the valves such that the free radicals become weak. Activiz helps the region to get rid of the toxins from the area and Oronerv ensures that blood flow remains smooth. This being a holistic approach, the medicines will help the arterial and venous systems gain strength naturally. This method is very effective because its your body that is doing the actual healing from inside.
With over 5000 cases worldwide healed naturally, you can be sure of a successful treatment.
What is Varicocele?
Varicocele is not a sudden disease. It happens over time. Though the initial indication of a Varicocele may be sudden, the problem likely built up over many years, or possibly a lifetime.
Many men find out they have varicocele through a routine physical or when they experience fertility problems. Varicocele is essentially an abnormal vein in the scrotal sac which holds a part of the male reproductive organs – the testicles. Veins that deliver blood to the scrotum are called the pampiniform plexus.
Just like a varicose vein that can form in the legs due to poor circulation, or improper lifestyle habits, a similar issue can develop in the veins that supply blood to the testicles. This can result in a reduced sperm quality, and even lowered sperm count, as well as shrunken testicles. Additionally, it can cause an abnormally enlarged scrotum due to swelling.
This problem rarely causes pain, and often goes undiagnosed, but discomfort can sometimes occur. More often the result is reduced fertility. About 25 percent of all men who have lowered sperm count, or inactive sperm are found to have varicocele.
What Causes Varicocele?
There are usually four things which are thought to cause varicocele according to traditional medicine.
- An Improper Functioning of the Veins – Like varicose veins in other parts of the body.
- Anatomic Asymmetry – In plain language, one side of the body is smaller or larger than the other. In this case, the left internal vein is usually longer than the right. It therefore needs extra pressure in order for the blood to circulate through it properly. This is also why 85 percent of varicocele are found in the left scrotum.
- Compression of the Renal Vein – The renal vein close to the kidneys is compressed. This results in the compression of the spermatic internal vein. As the body tries to regulate the flow, a varicocele results.
- Testicular Vein Reflux – this is a phenomenon wherein the blood flows in the wrong direction, causing swelling, often a strange feeling around the testicles, and usually indicates a varicocele.
Who Does Varicocele Affect?
Varicocele doesn’t just affect an older population. The problem is actually common, with about 15 percent of the entire population suffering from varicocele at some point in their lives. Even young men just entering puberty can suffer from varicocele, though as men age, they are more likely to be diagnosed with the problem.
The Most Common Diagnosis of Varicocele
First a few facts:
- 15,000 of every 100,000 adult men will be diagnosed with varicocele.
- 40,000 of the 100,000 diagnosed with varicocele have reduced fertility.
- The possibility of being diagnosed with varicocele increases as men age.
Sometimes varicocele can first be indicated with a visual examination by a doctor, but this is not conclusive. Varicocele can also be diagnosed initially through a routine physical, or by referral to a urologist when a patient discovers swelling or feels pain in the scrotal sac.
Other times, the diagnostic method may be suggested due to fertility problems, but with no observable physical symptoms. This is extremely common.
The diagnosis of varicocele almost invariably leads to a suggestion for the patient to schedule an invasive and costly surgery.
Even the diagnostic methods can be expensive, and many without full-coverage medical insurance find that confirming they have varicocele can be rather expensive.
Even those with full-coverage medical care will find that all costs associated with a varicocele surgery are not covered by their insurance plans.
The typical medical diagnosis will rely on one or several of the following procedures to determine if a man has varicocele. They range from being extremely invasive to completely non-invasive.:
- Venography – This diagnostic tool is the best, but it is extremely invasive and costly. The ‘clogged’ veins are catheterized and then embolized (widened surgically).
- Thermography – Scrotal infrared digital thermography is much less invasive. For those who suffer from varicocele, usually the temperature of the right pampiniform plexus was colder than the thigh in 92% of patients. Doctor essentially observe temperature difference to determine if a varicocele is present. It is one of the better ways to detect varicocele early on. The average ‘normal temperature’ for a male scrotum is 92 degrees F.
- Scintigraphy – This diagnostic test uses radioisotopes attached to drugs that travel to a specific organ or tissue (radiopharmaceuticals), in this case, the scrotum, which are taken internally. The emitted radiation is captured by external detectors (gamma cameras) to form two-dimensional images. Doctors then use these images to determine if there is a varicocele. In almost every case, surgery is suggested if a varicocele is found.
- Ultrasound – Using a special Doppler machine that utilizes high-frequency soundwaves, patients are subjected to a varicocele assessment. Doctors search for abnormal dilatations of the pampiniform venous plexus. This is a non-invasive test which can measure the blood flow through the vessels of the body.
- Magnetic Resonance (MRI) – MRI is an imaging technique used in radiology to create pictures of our anatomy. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, along with radio waves to generate images of the inside of the body. To detect varicocele, an MRI imaging machine is directed at the scrotal sac.
- CAT scans – Also known as a CT scan, this method of detection uses X-ray images which are fed through a computer to detect abnormalities in the veins or other parts of the body.
The Rising Cost of Varicocele Diagnostics and Surgeries
These surgeries and diagnostics come with a bit of sticker-shock. Without adding any fertility treatment costs, regular doctor’s visits or the diagnostic costs, a typical varicocele surgery can cost between $15,000 and $120,000.
An average hospital stay is also getting more expensive too, with the cost growing at least 6.5 percent annually. You can expect to get a separate bill from the hospital where your surgery is conducted that can range from $738 to $1200 a day.
Additional costs can include lost wages while recovering, out of pocket expenses (which can be as much as $1,000, even with insurance), travel costs, child care costs, additional surgeries as there is up to a 45 percent recurrence rate of varicocele with some types of surgery, and medical care for complications like infection, scarring, bleeding, or hydrocele (described below).
Fertility treatments, then, are a whole additional set of expenses should the varicocele not be addressed. These costs can range from $12,000 to $15,000 per in vitro treatment, with even more costs to consider for artificial insemination, IUI, and other traditional options.
In short, varicocele can be extremely expensive to treat with a surgical intervention, and the results are not guaranteed.
Common Medical Advice Given to Those with Varicocele
Once a man is found to have varicocele using one or numerous versions of the aforementioned diagnostics, he is usually ‘referred’ to a surgeon. Rarely are natural, non-invasive, inexpensive methods like those which Grocare offers, are suggested.
Almost as an affront to the patient’s well-being, thermography, scintography and MRI or CAT scans are considered to be of limited clinical use for varicocele mostly because of the increased cost, and lack of controlled scientific studies surrounding their use. This means that even to be ‘properly’ diagnosed, you are looking at a surgery, and then the suggestion of one of these additional invasive and costly procedures:
- An outpatient surgery using only a local anesthetic.
- A more extensive surgery such as Inguinal (groin), Retroperitoneal (abdominal) or Infrainguinal/subinguinal (below the groin) access.
With all three of these surgeries, the abnormal veins are tied permanently to prevent continued abnormal blood flow. Avoidance of the vas deferens and the testicular artery during the surgery is critical.
Often, when a man is referred for fertility issues, the varicocele surgery does not improve sperm count and motility (speed at which sperm can swim). In some cases it does, but the problem returns, as the underlying cause was never addressed.
Simply tying off, or surgically getting rid of a vein does not address the toxicity and improper pH in the body which likely caused the poor blood flow to begin with.
In fact, a high recurrence rate (nearly 15%), due to inguinal and retroperitoneal collateral veins can occur with the use of retroperitoneal surgery. The lymph system is sometimes compromised unintentionally during the surgery, and there is the possibility that a hydrocele (fluid-filled sac around the testicles) will form when the artery and vein are litigated.
There are also sometimes additional complications, which can result in long-term lowered sperm count, and post-operative issues including swelling, pain, and – believe it or not – another varicocele!
While straining, lifting, or standing for long periods can add to the possibility of getting another varicocele after surgery, it is thought from a holistic perspective that the underlying issue was not addressed, and this is why the varicocele returned – not because the patient carried on with his life.
The Worst-Case Scenario
After spending huge amounts of money and subjecting yourself to various invasive treatments, along with the initial diagnostics, you will have corrected nothing, and still have fertility issues, pain, or both. Any dreams of being a father will be shattered, and you will have drained your bank account, along with your pride in the process.
You can forgo expensive surgeries with multiple possible side effects that may not even cure the original problem. Surgery is not the only way to address varicocele, and you should at least be appraised of your options. There are holistic, inexpensive ways to address this problem, and Grocare India has been helping people do just that for years now, with great success.
A Better Option: Grocare India’s Non-Surgical Way to Heal Varicocele
Though young boys around the age of puberty can develop a varicocele, many lifestyle habits that can contribute to its development later in life.
The main cause of varicocele is toxicity in the body due to diet, environmental stressors, and a lack of exercise which cause the blood that must leave the scrotal sack and go back to the heart to be cleaned and recirculated to become too ‘dirty.’
This accumulated toxicity from the body’s cells affects the blood, leading to an imbalanced pH. This altered pH and increased level of toxins give rise to the formation of free radicals that accumulate around the valves going from the scrotal sac to the heart.
The blood can then not flow smoothly. Because of this, the blood begins accumulating in the veins. Eventually, the accumulated blood causes the vein to ‘varicose’ and forms a varicocele, just like a varicose vein in the legs.
It can take months or even years for the levels of toxicity in the body to become so high that the blood flow becomes impaired, and this is when a varicocele usually develops.
Though a hormonal imbalance can often lead to the same problem, varicocele is most often due to low oxygen in the blood, and toxicity levels found within it.
Without addressing this main cause – the improper pH and high levels of toxicity, a varicocele is very likely to return, even after an invasive surgery.
Grocare India has developed three holistic, completely natural medicines that can help to restore the proper functioning and blood flow to the valves in your scrotum, thus stopping a varicocele from ever happening.
These natural medicines – Oronerv, Acidim and Activiz –
help to restore your body’s natural pH and reduce the toxic burden which has likely been building up for years.
Acidim helps alter the pH around the valves such that the free radicals become weak. Free radicals are damaging to the body. Herbal remedies and vitamins like E, C, B, etc. help to reduce the free radicals in the body and restore pH levels.
Activiz helps the scrotal region to get rid of the toxins that have built up.
Oronerv ensures that blood flow remains smooth, and without impediment.
These three medicines work synergistically over time. They are not a magic pill, nor an over-night surgery because they work with your body to repair, in some cases, a lifetime of poor eating habits and lifestyle choices.
They help the arterial and venous systems gain strength. They will help manage the pH of the entire body in such a way that it can more quickly rid itself of the toxins that accumulated – this process actually happens throughout the entire body, but the scrotal area is specifically helped also.
These three holistic medicines are very effective because they support your body to do the actual healing from within. The medicines only augment what the body wants to do naturally. Once you are cured, you can stop taking the medicines because the body itself gains enough strength to prevent the disease from recurring again.
To effectively correct a varicocele, the medicines are only 50% of the treatment. The rest is up to you. Unless you adopt a healthy lifestyle, your body will not stop developing the varicocele and the medicines will only prevent the varicocele from growing temporarily.
This includes drinking plenty of water (to help flush the toxins out), eliminating processed foods, eating organic produce when possible, improve your gut health by eating fermented foods and taking probiotics, supporting a healthy liver which is one of the main organs of detoxification, and learning effective ways to deal with stress (such as practicing yoga or meditation) while also making sure you exercise regularly – at least 30 minutes to one hour daily.
If however, the three medicines are taken, and a healthy diet, regular exercise, good sleep, stress-relief and time in nature are routinely practiced, you can look forward to increased fertility, and cured varicocele.
You will likely start to see an improvement in three to six weeks, and a complete varicocele cure and disappearance in as little as four months. You can get a scrotal scan to confirm that the varicocele is completely gone after this duration, and continue to follow a healthy lifestyle plan. The varicocele should not return, and you can carry on with plans to make a family, or simply enjoy a pain-free life.