Tuesday, December 05, 2017 02:00 AM

CAN SCROTAL VEIN CONDITION HIKE HEART RISKS?

FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common condition in men -- enlarged veins in the scrotum -- may raise the risk for heart disease[1] and diabetes[2], a new study suggests.

The problem is known medically as varicoceles. It affects about 15 percent of men and can cause pain[3] and infertility[4].

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers wanted to find out if varicoceles increases the risk for other health problems.

"Varicoceles are associated with low testosterone[5], and low testosterone[6] in turn is associated with metabolic risks and heart disease[7]," study lead author Dr. Nancy Wang said in a university news release.

Wang, a urology resident, and her colleagues analyzed the medical insurance records of 4,400 men with varicoceles ...

News source: MedicineNet

See also: Associated Urologists Nashville