Mr. Daniel Johnson, B.Sc.
Question (1 of 2): I'm following your treatments, but I have other conditions. Please help.
I have a question. I went to start reading the edition 3 book and tried the short 15 minutes yoga in the morning. I have noticed irritation/uncomfortable with my veins and testical on my left side when I would do any knutcracker stretch and doing an inversion bottomless letting them hang down. A mere 5 minutes was all I could muster. Is this normal starting out/beginning? I would say I have stage 3. I always knew they were large but never really bothered me. For years I have put lots of stress/strain from heavy lifting, pushing hard with stools, and stomach pressure from irritable bowel syndrome. Anyway I've been having more and more pain with my veins and testical to wear I am having trouble keeping my job as I'm on my feet walking a lot. It has brought me to the point where I found your website and just ordered a kit. I have seen many urologist and each diagnosis is different. Pelvic floor dysfunction, prostatitus, to pulled groin. Anyway they have all said that I have varacele and should consider surgery because the pain won't get any better. So as of right now I am currently trying to work on some pelvic floor muscles and if you have any suggestions or recommendations that would help my situation I would greatly appreciate it. Again when I tried just a couple of them I have irritation/uncomfortable/dull like pulling.
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Reply (1 of 3): Let's take care of everything so that we get the best results!
Thanks for getting in touch, and updating me on your current condition. Now, I'm not a doctor, but, I think I can give you some pretty good advice to help get you through this condition as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Let's assume that you have all of those conditions at once and treat them all & see what happens.
I'd first consider the prostatitis and go to your doctor to see if he recommends antibiotics for it. That could help.
Let's assume you have a pulled groin muscle: Then, it should recover by itself over about a 1 month period, I assume. So: No high intensity (above 50% effort) stretching the groin area. No poking. No kegels. None of the Yoga asanas that irritate. Your stretches should not increase pain--if they do, stop them. Feet up on the wall should be perfectly okay.*
You have IBS, so, both the morning and night-time yoga sequences will help. BUT, do not do the quick breathing exercises. Do not do anything that irritates your stomach. Patience is key. Reducing stress is important. Maintaining a healthy diet that's easy on the digestive system helps too. As well, consider adding a new probiotic food to your diet, you can also consider the Varaco Probiotics: https://www.varicocelehealing.com/store/p118/Varaco_Probiotics.html
If you have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, you need to follow a physiotherapist's exercise and stretching guidelines to improve. You must be patient with that. If you have not met with a physiotherapist, we do have a physiotherapist that specializes in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction that can help.
Now, when it comes to the Healing Guide, focus more so on lifestyle changes and treatments than exercises. E.g. no tight belts, cooling treatments, good posture, proper cooling underwear, good healthy diet, improving bowel health is key, no tight pants, etc. etc.
As well, please be a little cautious when taking any supplements as they do cause stomach/digestive irritation in some people.
So, if you're really tackle all of those, I'm sure you can mostly recover in about 1-3 months. It's really a matter of right-action and strategies, mixed with great patience.
I don't see why that wouldn't help .
Question (2 of 2): Thanks for the suggestions. A few more questions!
Thanks for getting back to me with suggestions/advice. I am currently taking an antibiotic and also working with a therapist for pelvic floor which is helping. I'll stop that quick breathing for the time being thanks. You sure I should still do the feet on the wall being bottomless for at least 5 minutes though it feels uncomfortable? It makes sense about aiding in the blood draining. Also a question about wearing underwear and sleeping; your online site said if you have left side varicocele then sleep on the right side to help. But in the 3rd edition book it says to sleep on same side as varicocele, is one more helpful than another? About the underwear, I read where it says to weigh the cost to the benefit of wearing compression underwear. It will help with the blood pooling and pain by wearing it even though it creates heat? What is some good food for varicocele?
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Reply (2 of 3): Here is exactly what you need to consider.
Sorry, probably a typo in the book. I'm working on the 5th edition which will correct all errors. That book in kinda old now. I've gotten more insights now--working on the 5th edition today, trying to get it done for you guys asap.
Regarding sleeping, basically, sleeping position is more important early on, especially when you have lots of pain and discomfort. But, later, it's not a problem at all. Ideally, just find the position in which you have the least varicocele swelling--but don't worry about it at all. Some days, left side is best, some days right side, other days sleeping on back. You just really have to feel for the swelling.
From there, you have to focus on bowel health, and if your varicocele makes your testicles overheated (for some people it's the opposite!), then increasing breathability at night is helpful. Goal in general is to attain normal testicular temperature, which is just slightly cooler than normal body temperature. However, at the beginning of your treatment, you'll likely notice increased benefit from increased cooling.
Yeah, those are the key points that come to mind right now. Also, diet helps & bowel health. Makes a big difference. Diet for bowel health, and antioxidant diet. Both make a big difference.
Regarding underwear--avoid any underwear that creates excessive heat (if your testicles over-heat because of varicocele--a few people's testicles over-cool because of poor blood circulation). I generally prefer cooling well over compression. It's just more important in my opinion--unless you have a pulled groin muscle or have had surgery or some other specific condition for which support helps, then you may consider the other way.
There is good advice in the Diet and Lifestyle changes chapter on diet. You can also read these blog posts which are newer than the book: https://www.varicocelehealing.com/varicocele-natural-treatment-without-surgery/category/varicocele-diet
Sorry, I can't give too-detailed advice, I have very limited time.
Reply (3 of 3): Oh yeah, yes, continue the feet up on the wall treatment.
Oh, and, yes, continue the feet up on the wall. It's an important treatment. As long as your pain doesn't increase it's good! Be patient, and follow the treatments long-term. Again, it's a 1-3 month process for good results.
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