Daniel Johnson, B.Sc.
Natural Treatments for Nutcracker Syndrome
The term Nutcracker Syndrome refers to how the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery compress the spermatic vein between them. This compression restricts blood flow and increases fluid pressure in the spermatic vein, and is a major cause of varicocele.
The Nutcracker Syndrome explains why those who experience bowel or postural problems are more likely to have varicocele and typically experience more severe symptoms—because many bowel and postural disorders increase intra-abdominal pressure, and physically push the aorta and superior mesenteric artery closer together (exacerbating the nutcracker effect).
There are 4 key points for treating the Nutcracker Syndrome:
1. Bowel & Digestive Health
Bloating, constipation, irregular bowel movement, and other digestive and bowel disease are all risk factors for varicocele.
Here is what to consider when it comes to bowel & digestive health:
2. Cervical & Thoracic Alignment
Perform the Thoracic Extension and Chin Tuck exercises as outlined in this article: www.varicocelehealing.com/posture.
3. Healthy Weight
Apparently obese individuals have lower incidence of varicocele! This is thought to be because they have more fat to cushion and minimize the Nutcracker Syndrome. Now, I don't recommend becoming obese for varicocele treatment, because obesity also means much higher rates of infertility. However, the implication is also that underweight individuals experience higher rates of varicocele. So what's the solution? Attain a healthy weight--it helps.
4. Alleviating Excessive Abdominal Pressure
Excessive abdominal pressure is a big risk factor for varicocele because it exacerbates the Nutcracker Effect. Excessive pressure is derived from various lifestyle risk factors, including poor sitting posture, spine alignment, specific muscular tightness, bowel health, exercise risk factors, tight belts and pant waists, etc. Many risk factors contribute, and they need to be corrected in order for the blood to circulate more smoothly through your testicular veins.
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The Importance of Diet and Supplementation
Varicocele, the leading cause of infertility in men, has been extensively researched since several years now, leading to numerous types of treatments to cure this condition, but also methods to prevent it. Of course, proper diet and supplementation have resulted very beneficial outcomes for patients affected by varicocele or infertility in general.
This is especially true today, when nutrition has become an essential part of our lifestyle. The ability to nourish our organisms with the right and correct elements is essential for vitality. Natural therapies could be considered as an alternative medical option to conventional treatments or as an associated option to them.
If you have a personal or family history of varicocele and/or infertility, you should pay attention to the tips listed here and consider them for supporting the health of your testicular veins, improving blood flow, protecting your vein walls, and especially regulating your sperm count and quality, protecting it from free radical and toxic damage.
The Effect of Diet on Sperm Count & Quality
There has been a diversity of studies, investigations, and reviews that centered its attention on this topic. In 2017, Spanish scientists and experts in the matter made a systematic review of several observational studies, taking only into consideration the ones which met the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, excluding RCTs, animal studies, review articles, and low-quality studies.
This review found that diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants such as vitamin C, D, and E, β-carotene, minerals like selenium and zinc, and other elements such as cryptoxanthin, lycopene, and folate were associated with high sperm count and quality. On the other hand, diets high in saturated and trans-fatty acids coming from processed and red meats, full-fat and total dairy products like cheese, etc. were associated with poor semen quality. Other elements such as soy foods, potatoes, alcohol, coffee, sweets, and sugar-sweetened beverages were reported as a negative influence for fertility parameters.
Oxidative Stress a Main Reason for Infertility
Oxidative stress and decreased levels of seminal total antioxidant capacity are the main reasons of male infertility nowadays. A review made by Iranian scientists in 2016 showed the importance of oral antioxidant supplements on improving semen parameters like sperm count, motility, morphology, fertility rate, and DNA damage.
In most of the studies reviewed, researchers found that antioxidant elements can have beneficial effects:
The review concluded that the proper combination of these antioxidants can significantly improve semen parameters helping infertile men.
Diet and Supplementation: More Evidence!
Other studies also support these findings. Personnel of the Department of Urology of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi showed that antioxidant therapy can be a potential option for treating varicocele-associated male infertility due to its theoretical benefits, data from preclinical studies, and lack of major side effects.
Yao et al concluded in one of his studies in 2016 that supplements that have demonstrated positive effects on male fertility on small randomized controlled trials include Aescin, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, Korean red ginseng, L-carnitine, Nigella sativa, Omega-3, selenium, a combination of zinc and folate, and the Menevit antioxidant.
Apart from the elements stated above, there are other elements that can be included in diet through food or supplementation, which are very beneficial for semen parameters:
Important Notes to Consider
It is important for you to consider the elements stated above and know that there are other elements that could help you or your loved ones to improve the varicocele-associated problems and increase the chances of successful pregnancy by reducing oxidative stress and damage, regulating blood flow to the genitals, improving spermatic veins conditions, and diminishing inflammation levels.
Proper intake and dosage of these elements is important and necessary to achieve treatment goals (preventing varicocele-associated infertility or cure it), and avoid risky side effects or complications due to excessive consumption. Studies such as the one made by Majzoub et al (2018) and Henkel et al (2018) discussed this fact and agreed in the importance of knowing and understanding the importance of dosage intake and its possible effects, beneficial or not.
Author: Stefano Pizzo, MD.
Dr. Stefano Pizzo is a general practitioner. He graduated from Universidad de Oriente (UDO), Barcelona, Venezuela. In his last year as a Medical student, he lent his services in the Departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics, General Surgery, Traumatology, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics at the "Luis Ortega" Central Hospital in Nueva Esparta State, doing assistance work in its Emergency and Hospitalization areas. Since then, he became a trained expert in Neural Therapy and he occupies the majority of his time writing valid and certified medical and scientific articles, especially in the Anti-Aging and Alternative Medicine fields.
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How I Treated My Varicocele Without Surgery.
I wrote the Healing Guide because I too suffered from varicocele and all of the misinformation that's out there. You can read my story here: www.varicocelehealing.com/my-story.
Now, long story made short: I too suffered from varicocele and all of the misinformation that's out there. So, I took it upon myself to come up with a solution.
It took a little while, but I came across Robert Meloney's Varicocele Treatment Without Surgery Natural Healing Guide (his website was recently closed). This was over 5 years ago, and I had a massive golf ball sized left-sided varicocele, constant aching and pain, and my left testicle was soft, shrunken, and squishy. I was obviously worried. However, I was lucky, because both my doctor and urologist told me that surgery is too high risk. However, they gave me no alternatives to surgery. They said, "There is nothing that you can do."
Luckily for me, they put me in a really bad place, and so the Varicocele Treatment Without Surgery Natural Healing Guide sounded amazing to me--plus, he only charged $39 for his book--which was a tiny risk for me.
So, I bought Rob's book--which was pretty much a scam. But, I didn't give up and found a few things in there that had potential. So, I went on, searched and searched, and tested treatment after treatment, and to my surprise, I got some pain relief, and noticed that my varicocele swelling was a lot smaller at times!
These early results really sparked me & drove me to write the first edition of the Healing Guide. Looking back on it now, the first edition was pretty terrible, and I'm pretty sure that most people who bought the book in those early days were really just supporting the cause, and were being too nice to me with their complements.
But, it's been over 5 years now, and now we're on the 4th edition (almost 5th). We've come a long way, and the treatments and recommendations have completely evolved! What's cool is that, now I'm getting emails almost every single day (typically multiple emails daily) of clients thanking me for helping them cure their pain, treat their infertility, cure their varicocele (happens sometimes!)really for taking the time to do all this. They're also super thankful to be because I really take the time to answer all of their concerns and really give them the exact help that they need!
Lol, as you can see, there is a big difference. The first edition didn't even have a cover page! Now, I have 4.8/5 stars on Amazon! & the book is pretty good. Now, I am writing the 5th edition, and it's going to be amazing--pretty much the best there will ever be for varicocele natural treatment (it's taking me almost 2 years just to update from the 4th to 5th edition!)
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