Hydrocele which is one of the most ignored health conditions because of its asymptomatic nature, is painless and sometimes disappears without any treatment. But it becomes mandatory to go for treatment in worse cases because of its complications. According to the modern medicine system, surgery is the only option for hydrocele which might result in blood clots, scrotal injury, nerve damage or any kind of infection. Thus, it is better to go for natural management in order to improve quality of life. We will discuss every aspect of hydrocele and how we can treat hydrocele in a natural way.
What is Hydrocele ?
The term hydrocele basically refers to accumulation of serous fluid in body cavities. Hydrocele is usually signified by a fluid – filled sac present in the scrotum which can be due to severe disease. This fluid retention is due to improper absorption or secretion. Various studies have shown that this condition is generally painless but may lead to complications related to psychological or physical health. It has been estimated or physical health. It has been estimated that 1% of males have hydroceles but around 80-90% male infants are found to have processus vaginalis. Moreover, it can affect both females and males at any age.
What are the types of Hydrocele ?
Generally hydrocele are of following major types i.e. Primary, secondary non – communicating, secondary communicating, inflammatory, trauma – induced, congenital, giant and canal of nuck. Let’s discuss in brief the main types –
1. Primary Hydrocele
In this type, hydroceles are usually painless, soft, non-gender and get bigger in size. This results in accumulation of fluid in larger quantities and may remain asymptomatic.
2. Secondary Hydrocele
It is believed to occur because of various testicular diseases, hernia (cancer trauma) or inflammation (orchitis). Even infants which are undergoing peritoneal dialysis can get affected with this type. Some of the known causes for the onset of secondary type include acute or chronic epididymo-orchitis, testicular tumor, filarial hydrocele, post herniorrhaphy or torsion of testis. This type include further two types
- Communicating hydrocele: In this type the sac aroused testicle doesn’t block all the way and which allows the fluid to flow.
- Non – communicating hydrocele: On the other hand in non – communicating hydrocele sac surrounding the testis closes and the fluid gets absorbed by the body gradually with time.
What are the causes of Hydrocele ?
Although, the reason for the onset of hydrocele depends on the type. But the most common cause is the disrupted functioning of the lymphatic system. If a person has undergone some surgery like laparoscopic varicocelectomy can result in partial or complete description of drainage in the testicular lymphatic system. This imbalance in drainage and input can complicate the condition. Hydrocele can also cause after renal transplantation and testicular complications. Hydrocele of canal of buck which is also known as female hydrocele or cyst of canal of buck which is usually seen in infant females and is mostly painless or can transform into painful swelling. In this way parasitic hydrocele and filarial hydrocele originated because of hydatid cysts, filariasis and Wuchereria bancrofti respectively.
What are the Signs and Symptoms in Hydrocele ?
Generally, hydrocele is only characterized by swelling in one or both testicles which is usually painless. In some it may give a water filled like appearance which naturally is discomforting. If a person is feeling severe pain then it might be the possibility that person is infected from infections or testicular torsion. In severe situations the swelling might get worse in morning time as compared to evening.
How do Hydroceles get Diagnosed ?
In order to diagnose hydrocele, doctors will follow physical examination and check the swelling and tenderness in the scrotal region. Presence of fluid in the scrotum can be determined using a transilluminator. Some clinical and differential diagnosis will include inguinal hernia, ultrasound and any scrotal swelling.
What can be the Complications Involved in Hydrocele ?
Some of the complications that might occur due to worsening of hydrocele might include calcification of sac, severe infections, pyocele, atrophy, post herniorrhaphy, herniation and rupture (due to some trauma).
Some of the precautionary steps in hydrocele are given below-
- Adults need to be very careful from injury in genital areas.
- Person should avoid strenuous activities which can put pressure on the scrotum.
- Keep a check in constipation and cough because it may increase intra-abdominal pressure.
- One should avoid straining the groin area and stop doing strenuous physical activities for sometime.
Home Remedies to Manage Hydrocele
It is understood that diet and lifestyle plays a major role in management of every health ailment. In hydrocele following are some basic guidelines which can help in these conditions.
- Avoid taking packaged or canned fruit juices instead eat fresh fruits like apples, grapes, oranges, peaches, etc.
- One should eat fresh vegetables and freshly cooked food.
- You should totally cut off beverages like tea and coffee.
- Stop intake of alcohol and quit smoking.
- Don’t consume deep fried and processed food items.
- You can apply ice packs to reduce pain and swelling.
- Wear loose clothes as tight clothes may put pressure.
- Regular practise of some specific yogasana can help to stay fit.
- Amla and wheat grass juice can be proved beneficial.
Natural Remedies for Hydrocele by Planet Ayurveda
1. Tribulus Power
Tribulus power has been formulated from Tribulus terrestris or Gokshura. This powerful herb is an amazing aphrodisiac agent which enhances stamina and improves muscular strength. This herbal supplement can effectively increase male fertility and libido in men.
Dosage- 1/2 capsules two times a day .
2. Kanchnaar Guggul
Kanchnaar Guggul from Planet Ayurveda contains Ayurvedic herbs like Haritaki, Kachnar bark, Bibhitaki, Amalaki, Black pepper, Pippali, Varuna and Guggul. All these herbs act synergistically and support a healthy lymphatic system by detoxifying the toxins from the body.
Dosage – 1-2 tablets in a day with plain water after meals.
3. Punarnava Capsules
Punarnava capsules contain standardized extracts of Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava). This is a wonderful remedy for effectively reducing retention, swelling and inflammation naturally.
Dosage- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
4. Water – EX Tablets
This herbal supplement is enriched with the goodness of Boerhavia diffusa, Crataeva nurvala and Tribulus terrestris. Then tablets are natural diuretic agents that prevent fluid retention, reduce swelling and accumulation of fluid in the body.
Dosage- 2 tablets twice a day with plain water.
Hydrocele might sometimes go away itself or in some cases require surgeries. No doubt surgery will give you an excellent outlook but that will restrict you from living your normal life activities. So, it is a much better option to make some changes in mode of treatment, lifestyle and diet. Planet Ayurveda offers very effective herbal formulations which are helpful to deal with hydrocele.
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