Varicocele Surgery or Natural Treatment?
Male fertility can be affected by many different factors. In some cases surgery is recommended but would a natural approach be more effective?
An enlargement of the veins within the scrotum, known as a "varicocele" is just one of the factors affecting male fertility. This structural change within the male reproductive tract can be devastating to a couple's chances of conception. Surgery will not always help, leaving couples not knowing how to proceed with their fertility.
I see couples looking to improve their fertility weather by combining my treatments with surgery/medication as well as people where surgery may not be an option. Combining acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet, and lifestyle oftne results in an improvement in both follow-up semen samples and healthy pregnancy rates. These benefits are seen through research showing how diet and lifestyle positively effects sperm quality in men suffering from a varicocele.
In some cases surgery may be your best option to optimize your chances of conception. This is where having a fertility team consisting of both a competent and experienced Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a peproductive endocrinologist can be vital in your fertility journey.
There is hope naturally or in combination with Western medical intervention.
Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM