So I made a comment the other day on another thread about venous leaks. I tried to keep it simple. I said a broken valve is just that broken and can’t be repaired. I didn’t see the need to get into the degree of valvular dysfunction. That’s kind of boring stuff. I made reference to a leaky faucet; if the slow drip of water doesn’t bother you than leave it alone. If it drives you nuts than you need a new valve. You see it’s actually the degree of dysfunction that is the issue. For some guys with leaks Viagra works fine; their leak maybe only 25%. Others the drug will not work at all. Their dysfunction is much greater.
Well as often is the case someone, and this is a good guy, found a study where testosterone cured one guys venous leak; only one man who also happened to have a circulatory problem as well. Well what great news for guys with venous leaks; a cure has been found! Sadly wrong.
How do you get a venous leak? Well it’s either genetic, a metabolic disturbance in utero,a systemic disease in adults or we damage the poor little valve ourselves. After all valves are such delicate little things. Wrong again.
Let’s try a little experiment which I know you won’t do. Any of you guys trying to rub the veins on the back of your hand doing the AM method to see if the vessel grew? I didn’t think so.
Okay let’s try this new one about the poor little valves. Take your finger and tap your forehead in the same spot 70 times in a minute. Now do that for 60 minutes. Guess what? The skin on your forehead will begin to get sore. Now do it for another 60 minutes and the bone underneath the skin will start to get sore. I bet no one can do that for more than 2-3 hours; besides it’s boring.
Now you have this gentle little valve that 70 times a minute,4200 times an hour,100,800 times per day gets pounded by the pressure of the heart pushing blood through it. You think anything that has to put up with that amount of stress each day was made cheaply? Now that’s just in one day. How many times does that vein get smacked in a year or over the course of your lifetime? You do the math.
Okay the one man that got cured by testosterone. Does it work for everyone? Who knows? Many many studies still must be done. In that same thread a mention was made of a type of microsurgery that may help fix the problem. Actually according to articles in the Journal of Urology there are 3 microsurgeries that may show some promise. Well how come medicine isn’t out there fixing venous leaks? Well they don’t know how effective these procedures are, how many people it will actually work on, what kind of predisposing health condition may hep or hurt the procedure and all the possible side effects. You see you guys want the cure but you don’t want anything else to happen that may be bad. That’s why before all these things you look up and say we have the cure why not use them is because they haven’t been studied enough to be sure they’re safe and who they’re safe on. Medicine isn’t hiding anything. They want to heal, they make money healing,but they also don’t want to cause harm because some of you guys love lawyers.
So when you guys “do your research” and find an abstract, not the actual study, but an abstract of what is being studied remember until it is proven effective and safe it really doesn’t exist. When the studies are finished and it enters into clinical practice then you can talk about it. Many of the little abstracts you pull up will never make into clinical practice because as the studies continue they may find problems with it.
Bottom line; venous leaks still can’t be clinically cured.