How might Zinc improve the pain from an epididymal cyst?
The Epididymis is a highly complex tube of approximately seven meters in length that connects the testes to the Vas Deferens of the testicles. The function of the epididymis is to act as a tunnel for the sperm to travel passively through over a period of several days during which time they mature and become capable of fertilization. Sperm are stored within the epididymis until ejaculation occurs.
A cyst is basically an encapsulation and accumulation of lymphatic waste matter and this congestive condition may cause pain, inflammation and blockage to the epidydymis tubes. Many cysts may be asymptomatic and only cause pain when they grow in size and cause swelling, inflammation or blockages. The pain you are experiencing may be directly related to the cyst being present in this sensitive area, however, it is recommended to seek further medical investigations to properly ascertain the cause.
Diet tips for epididymal cyst
- A diet that includes more alkalising foods and less acidic foods may help to relieve the burden on the kidneys and lymphatic systems as well as reducing inflammation
- Reduce acidic foods such as - tea, coffee, alcohol, preservatives, soft drinks, cordials, red meat, sugar, dairy, wheat, preserved and processed foods and refined foods and flours
- Increase alkaline foods - plenty of fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, lemon juice, vegetable juices, sprouts, fish and ample water
Natural remedies for an epididymal cyst
- Zinc is an essential mineral involved in over 300 enzyme systems of the body and most essentially for the health of the male reproductive system. Many males are found to be deficient in this important mineral which is found in concentrated stores in the prostate gland. Possibly it's most important function in the male reproductive system is to ensure that testosterone is not converted to dihydrotestosterone (by inhibiting 5-Alpha Reductase enzymes) which may cause inflammation and enlargement of the prostate gland. Many male sexual complications such as impotence, low libido, decreased sexual performance, infertility, prostatitis and decreased sperm count are all caused by Zinc deficiency. Zinc is also concentrated in the sperm and improves the quality and quantity of the sperm produced; approximately 15mg of Zinc is lost with each ejaculation. Zinc may also facilitate the healing of damaged testes or the epididymis.