As different as they sound, the development of varicose veins (men and women) and erectile dysfunction (“E.D.” in men) are often of the same origin.
Having one or both of those issues may signal underlying nervous system damage that was not repaired due to metabolic inflammation.
And there are nonsurgical, non-pharmaceutical answers that may help both of these health issues.
The Autonomic Nervous System is the central coordination system of all your organs, hormone production, inflammation control, and blood pressure regulations.
The Autonomic Nervous System may be damaged in a direct trauma such as a concussion, but it may also be silently damaged in a number of ways including metabolic injuries (pregnancy, adverse drug reaction, chemotherapy, radiation), or inflammatory injuries (excessive vaccine reaction, heat stroke, intestinal bacterial overgrowths).
The Autonomic injury may happen in a single trigger event or the Autonomic injury may happen over time from the accumulation of smaller, seemingly harmless events.
Frequently the brain is not able to repair the damage because of an underlying form of stress called metabolic inflammation. Metabolic inflammation is the abnormal release of inflammatory chemicals from the immune system that prevents stem cells and other restorative mechanisms from repairing damage in the brain and throughout the body.
When the Autonomic Nervous System is damaged a wide variety of symptoms may arise from either the Sympathetic branch (“fight or flight” commands), or the Parasympathetic branch (“rest and digest” commands).
Parasympathetic Autonomic damage may cause heartburn, bloating, constipation, bladder dysfunction, and it contributes to chronic inflammatory conditions such as autoimmune disorders, chronic arthritic pain, eczema, and neuropathy.
The Sympathetic Autonomic branch has major control over how blood vessels expand and contract which is key to pumping blood out of the lower extremities. Not surprisingly, symptoms arising from Sympathetic damage often involve abnormal blood vessel function and low cerebral blood flow.
The most commonly discussed symptoms of Sympathetic Autonomic branch dysfunction are lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches, poor concentration, and fatigue.
Erectile dysfunction and varicose veins are also symptoms of poor blood flow and abnormal blood vessel (i.e., veins) dilation from Sympathetic Autonomic dysfunction.
Varicose veins of the legs most commonly occur when the brain is unable to stimulate the blood vessels to constrict when people are standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Over time the leg veins become so dilated the valves fail to function, the veins balloon even more, and varicose veins appear.
Surgeries or procedures that simply removes or re-routes a damaged leg vein does not correct the underlying Sympathetic Autonomic dysfunction in the brain or the metabolic inflammation in the body.
Yet conversely, the noninvasive treatment of the underlying Autonomic dysfunction in the brain and the lowering of metabolic inflammation in the body can help improve the appearance of varicose veins because they help address the underlying causes of the symptoms.
Erectile dysfunction in males is most commonly due to the brain’s inability to correctly control blood flow into the corpus cavernosum. Poor penile blood flow regulation results in erectile dysfunction. Medications for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra® or Cialis® help improve blood flow problems caused by Sympathetic Autonomic damage.
If you have either varicose veins or Erectile Dysfunction, you have likely experienced some underlying Autonomic Nervous System damage that was not repaired because of metabolic inflammation. Fortunately, advances in treatments to reverse metabolic inflammation now make it possible to repair Autonomic damage even if the original injury was 50 years ago.
Once repaired, the healthier Autonomic Nervous System will then more properly regulate blood pressure and can lead to the improvement or reversal of Erectile Dysfunction as well as varicose veins.
I am a classically trained internal medicine physician from UCLA and my private office is located in Phoenix, Arizona. My research background has been focused on the Autonomic Nervous System, brain metabolism, and metabolic inflammation.
I now use this training and experience to reverse disease by utilizing all available scientific tools to induce the nervous system and organs to repair themselves by normalizing inflammation control mechanisms, inducing natural stem cell production, and by electro modulation of the vagus nerve.
For more information on Autonomic Nervous System recovery you may call my office at 623-208-4226 or learn from my website, screencasts, and blog on www.DrBuckeye.com.
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