No matter if you have varicocele or not, it is necessary to take into account what type of underwear you are wearing. Not all underwear is equally good, and even some types can cause additional problems when it comes to varicocele. For this reason, we have singled out a few important things for you to consider when choosing underwear.
Briefs or boxer briefs – what is better in preventing varicocele?
The basic rule for varicocele problems is to reduce the temperature in the scrotum and testicles. For this reason, it is important that the underwear you wear does not cause extra temperature. Briefs can be problematic, because they are usually very narrow and lead to pressure on the testicles, which usually leads to discomfort and an increase in temperature, and together they contribute to the worsening of the varicocele condition. For this reason, we think it is a much better choice in case you have varicocele to wear boxer briefs. Boxers are much more comfortable, they do not cause pressure and are not tightly adhered to the body, so they allow air circulation and thus lead to a decrease in temperature in the crotch, which is crucial in the condition of varicocele.
What type of underwear material is best for reducing varicocele symptoms?
The most important feature that material should possess is that it allows free airflow through the fabrics. In that way, the temperature that is created in the testicles and crotch can freely go out into the external environment and thus lead to a decrease in temperature, which is extremely important for the symptoms of varicocele.
Today, different types of underwear materials are used, some natural and others synthetic. Both can be good or bad, but the most important thing in both cases is that they are breathable and do not retain heat and wet.
The gold standard with varicocele underwear is cotton, which is why it would be best to choose that underwear that has a high content of cotton. Cotton is soft, light, breathable, and absorbs sweat, allowing heat to come out of the body and you to stay cool.
Should you choose standard underwear or special therapeutic underwear with additional ventilation for the prevention of varicocele?
If your doctor has diagnosed you with varicocele, then you should definitely wear a little wider and more comfortable boxer briefs, and in most cases that is enough. But if the symptoms persist or the situation worsens, the only natural solution to reduce the symptoms of varicocele and to prevent further worsening of the condition is to wear specially designed boxer briefs with additional ventilation.
As already mentioned, ventilation and cooling are keys to varicocele prevention. Because the worst thing you can do is to wear tight briefs that will squeeze you and create discomfort, and thus lead to overheating in the crotch and worsening of the varicocele condition.