Inflammation occurs when your body is under attack- whether from an injury or illness. It is the natural response of your immune system, and as a result, your body sends a defense of toxic substances to the area under siege. While these substances help to heal you, they also hurt your body.
Inflammation that occurs over a long period of time has damaging effects, and may lead to serious health issues, like dementia, digestive ulcers and Crohn’s disease, many forms of arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular concerns. Researchers have recently discovered that one third of all heart attacks occur as a result of the impact of inflammation on arterial plaque.
Patients with chronic inflammatory conditions can take steps to reduce inflammation through diet, specifically by increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Patients should also reduce alcohol intake, and also avoid tobacco and nicotine products. Regular exercise also works to relieve inflammation, and patients should consult their physician before beginning an exercise routine.
Whole Body Cryotherapy is also a way patients can lower their inflammation. The cooling blast of a cryosession increases norepinephrine production. Norepinephrine is the body’s natural defense against inflammation. One cool thing about cryotherapy is that it can decrease inflammation in the body while simultaneously strengthening the immune system by increasing cell production- including white blood cells. These cells bolster your immune system and help fight off against bacterial and viral pathogens.
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