Cryotherapy is getting increasingly popular around the world. The idea of using freezing water to heal the body doesn’t sound appealing, yet people are starting to realize that this strange practice actually has a wealth of health benefits. So, since you’re probably wondering whether or not cryotherapy is for you, here’s five of the main health advantages to help you decide.

Aids Mood

One of the most talked-about benefits of cryotherapy is its ability to aid mood, and this is especially true for countries with warm climates due to the bigger drop in temperature. We’re not saying it’s going to give you the same feeling as finding out you have the winning lottery results in Vietnam, but you’d be surprised.

Reduces the Risk of Migraines

One of the most common causes of migraines is neck pain, so it makes sense that the application of cold water to the carotid arteries (located on the sides of the neck) can reduce this. This is because the cold temperature numbs and reduces inflammation, thus reducing the risk of a migraine.

Boosts immune system

Cryotherapy is famous for its ability to boost the immune system. It works by triggering the hypothalamus, the area of the brain responsible for switching on anti-inflammatory agents in the body. This also results in changes in leptin levels in the body, which enhances the immune system.

Treats Tumors

Also known as “cryosurgery”, this application of cryotherapy utilizes cold temperatures to freeze cancer cells. The cancer cells get trapped by ice crystals, stopping them from attacking other cells in the body.

Can Reduce Pain from Arthritis

By reducing inflammation in the affected area, cryotherapy can significantly reduce arthritis pain. This can even work as a long-term solution of arthritis, despite its simplicity.

 

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Cancer

Cancer is a very traumatic illness that unfortunately many of us will have come across at some point in our lives, whether it be personal experience or through family and friends it is said that 1 in 5 of us will have an experience with cancer.

Symptoms include:

  • Change in the body – lump appears on the body where there wasn’t a lump previously.
  • Hair Loss
  • Chest Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Regular fatigue

It is only through the continuous and strenuous research that we are making headway towards reducing fatalities, this research relies heavily on charity work and donations. You can show support by wearing cancer bands that require a small donation to purchase if everyone was able to make a contribution like this not only will the message be advertised more but a large number of funds could be made.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition that is passed down if your biological parents carry the affected gene. This disorder can emerge in children of a young age and may present itself through things like drastic weight loss or coughing and wheezing. It is important to get a diagnosis as early as possible so that you can get treatment. At the current research rate, it is estimated that those who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis have a life expectancy of around thirty-seven years but, with public support, there is research constantly being conducted in order to develop new ways of treating this genetic illness.

Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis include:

  • Increased salt on the skin
  • Chesty cough, high levels of phlegm
  • Respiratory issues such as bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Tightness of chest – struggling to catch a breath
  • Increased weight loss, even if there has been no changes to appetite or diet

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease refers to the condition that causes heart attacks, heart disease is when the blood supply to your heart is cut off by buildup of fatty substances like cholesterol. This disease is generally impacted on by poor diet and health and reflects the importance of regular exercise and a balanced diet in order to ensure your body is healthy. Heart disease is a very deadly condition and should you find yourself in this unfortunate condition it is time to make a change within your lifestyle.

Symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Easily winded, out of breath with little exertion
  • Heart attacks
  • Irregular heart beats
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