Mr. Daniel Johnson, B.Sc.
Post updated July 10, 2018.
Get the Facts: Is Biking Bad for Varicocele?
Get Focused: Yes, biking is bad for varicocele. But, it doesn't have to be. If you set yourself up well, you can make biking perfectly fine for varicocele. It does take some work to set up, but it is possible! Stay and Read More!
Here is what you need to know:
Biking Causes Micro Trauma
The biking seat is positioned right where the testicular veins leave the scrotum. Biking in this position rubs and bumps into this area, and causes micro-trauma. This micro-trauma damages the testicular veins, vein valves, and supportive tissue, and may also damage the testicles. Micro-trauma is associated with varicocele and varicocele severity.
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Testicular Hyperthermia Means Testicular Damage
Now, you might have been tempted to buy a nice cushion seat to prevent micro-trauma, but thick cushion seats trap heat and impair ventilation! Trapped heat damages the testicles and increases varicocele swelling.
Think about it: Testicular heat damage is very real. Your testicles have enzymes and organelles that only function at lower temperatures. Even elevating the temperature of the testicles by 1-2 degree (average daily) can almost completely halt sperm and testosterone production, and may even lead to testicular shrinkage.
What you can do:
Pressure (Major Cause of Varicocele)
Biking is a unique form of exercise because it isolates and places large amounts of pressure in the lower torso. When exerting and pushing down on the peddle, you create high abdominal abdominal pressure. Chronically, this pressure increases varicocele swelling.
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Pelvic Floor Tightness & Inflammation
To make matters worse, biking can also tighten up and can cause inflammation of the pelvic floor muscles & tissue. Pelvic floor imbalances have been known for some time to be associated with varicocele and can cause some very debilitating disease in some men.
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Biking & Muscular Imbalances
Biking in most cases is technically an innately imbalanced activity. It is quadriceps dominant, tightens the hip flexors and hamstrings, can cause inactivity of the glutes, and in some weakens the posterior chain and cause neck postural imbalances if not done correctly.
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Varicocele: Get Focused on What You Can Do!
Yes, biking is bad for varicocele, but you now have some great ideas and tools to make it better.
Biking must be considered as a high-risk activity for varicocele; you must take precautions.
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Varicocele Pain Comes & Goes
I know sometimes it feels like varicocele pain comes and goes, but in general varicocele severity and pain symptoms worsen with age, especially when left untreated. Typically, varicocele discomfort is continuous, with periods of severe pain. I call the continuous discomfort long-term pain, and the periods of severe pain short-term pain.
Short-Term vs Long-Term Pain
The distinction between short-term and long-term pain is actually critically important for understanding how natural treatments work. Short-term pain is caused by daily stressors. Daily stressors include heat stress, excessive abdominal pressure, blood pooling, & physical damage. To alleviate short-term pain, you simply have to alleviate these short-term stressors.
Can I Get Varicocele Pain Relief?
The goal in the Varicocele Pain Relief Guide is to minimize short-term pain, both daily and in the long run, allowing daily pain relief and long-term healing, respectively.
If you remove stressors in the long-run, you have healing of long-term pain. Long-term pain is caused by the accumulation of damaging short-term stressors. You can think of it as the accumulated result of years of heat stress, blood pooling, physical damage, unhealthy lifestyle, and bad habits. Alleviating these stressors allows healing to occur, and cures varicocele pain.
How Long Does it Take to Cure Pain?
Most of my clients notice a reduction in pain in the first few days of treatment. For few however, it takes much longer. The amount of time treatment takes depends on:
How Long Will My Varicocele Pain Last?
So to answer the question of how long varicocele pain lasts, I really have to say that it all depends. If left untreated, it could never subside and only become worse. If treated however, I know from my experience and the testimonies of the hundreds of clients who have followed my treatments that it could take as little as a a few days to notice a reduction in pain, and that you can learn to completely manage your pain in just 1 month. Nearly everyone should have little or no pain in just the first month or two, if they follow the recommended treatments, and alleviate the short-term stressors effectively.
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What Causes Varicocele to Develop?
Dozens of risk factors have been identified for varicocele development and severity. These include poor posture, digestive and bowel disease, prolonged sitting, testicular temperature, excessive pressure in the lower abdominal region, physical trauma, poor diet, risky lifestyle factors like smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee, improper masturbation, etc.
So, vaicocele is to a large degree a product of lifestyle factors. The question now is: Is PE a risk factor for varicocele? If so, what can we do to mitigate the risk factors and make PE less damaging and more therapeutic?
Are PE Exercises Risky?
Are PE exercises risky for varicocele? Yes they are--but only when done improperly. Improper PE tugs on and damages the testicular veins, it causes testicular hyperthermia, increases pressure on the testicular veins, leads to increased blood flow to the testicles in a way that swells the testicular veins, etc. These all increase varicocele size and increase pain.
Our goal with PE is to get stronger erections, improve testicular health, and boost testosterone production. So we need to learn exactly what's wrong with our current PE methods and how we can do better.
What PE Exercises Are Risky?
Here is a list of high risk PE exercises:
How Do We Make PE Better?
So, the whole subject of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing of Varicocele is about learning proper testicular care and making sure that our lifestyle and activities are not risk factors for varicocele, but instead them therapeutic and more supportive of healthy veins and testicles. It is a must-read guide for anyone with varicocele.
Here is a list of methods for preventing Penis Enlargement exercises from becoming Varicocele Enlargement exercises (note: for a comprehensive guide, you need to get my book!):
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PE with Varicocele (Bonus Tip!)
For those of you with varicocele, now, here is the last free tip that I'll give you here. This is a big bonus! It really is.
** Do not perform PE exercises while sitting! **
Instead, you must perform PE only when lying down. This is an important game changer because it minimizes the pressure that goes on your varicocele. So, you can continue most of your normal PE routines as long as you minimize the stress that they create.
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