Risk of heart attacks, diabetes higher among men with condition affecting scrotum
Common conditions which can be treated may not be a major cause for concern, but sometimes these can be signs of something more damaging. Curved penises have recently been found to be indicators of a risk of cancer, and similar links may lead to serious consequences.
Now it has been revealed that men with a common disorder that leads to enlarged veins in the scrotum are at a higher risk of heart attacks and diabetes. The risk of metabolic syndrome was also found to be high indicating a cluster of conditions that includes high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol levels.
15 percent of all men have dilated veins but not all of them experience symptoms while the disorder is known to affect the left side and may lead to infertility. A lot of men who are diagnosed with the disease are told not to worry, but the recent findings indicate otherwise.
The disease called varicoceles is connected to low testosterone and this in turn is linked to metabolic risks and heart conditions.