Cryotherapy May Help Treat High Blood
High Blood Pressure is often referred to as the “Silent Killer”. It has been given that name for a very good reason. When blood pressure rises and exceeds the normal range; (120/80 for an adult) it causes damage to vital parts of the body without noticeable symptoms. In time, LDL (bad cholesterol) forms plaques along tiny tears in the artery walls, signifying the start of atherosclerosis. The more damage caused to arteries and the more plaque that develops, the narrower the insides of the arteries become—raising blood pressure even more and starting a vicious cycle that further harms arteries, the heart and the rest of the body.
Blood pressure is the force exerted by your blood against your arteries. As your heart pumps, it forces blood out through arteries that carry the blood throughout your body. The arteries keep tapering off in size until they become tiny vessels, called capillaries. At the capillary level, oxygen and nutrients are released from your blood and delivered to the organs.
There are two types of blood pressure: Systolic blood pressure refers to the pressure inside your arteries when your heart is pumping; diastolic pressure is the pressure inside your arteries when your heart is resting between beats.
Why is High Blood Pressure Bad?
High blood pressure causes an increased workload on the heart and blood vessels. The heart and blood vessels work harder and less efficiently when blood pressure numbers are out of the normal range. Rising blood pressure prevents the heart and body from obtaining adequate rest. Further, many diseases are associated with complications of high blood pressure:
Heart attack or stroke
Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys
Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes
Trouble with memory or understanding
Diseases Associated with High Blood Pressure?
Heart attack or stroke
Excessive weight, drinking
How does inflammation contribute to high blood pressure?
Researchers are considering how Inflammation contributes to increased high blood pressure. Studies have not conclusively determined if high blood pressure triggers inflammation or if inflammation stimulates high blood pressure. It is apparent that individuals with high inflammatory markers (specifically C-reactive protein CRP) are up to 8 times more likely to have adverse high-blood pressure related events such as heart attack, stroke etc. Furthermore, it has been concluded that high blood pressure and inflammation are co-morbidities and that by decreasing inflammation, you can reduce the risks associated with high blood pressure. There is also evidence that as CRP and inflammation are reduced, blood pressure also declines.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Can lower high blood pressure
Participants in Poland experienced a decline in blood pressure that took part in a clinical trial in Poland. They were treated with 10 whole body cryotherapy treatments combined with physical activity.
How Whole-body Cryotherapy Assists in lowering blood pressure
Whole body cryotherapy can assist in weight loss
Whole body cryotherapy can reduce cortisol, thereby reducing anxiety
Whole body cryotherapy improves sleep and relieves insomnia
Whole body cryotherapy reduces CRP (the marker for inflammation). Inflammation has been implicated in high blood pressure because it constricts blood vessels and contributes to the formation of cholesterol plaques. Lowering inflammation at the systemic level, reduces vascular inflammation and can lower blood pressure.
The vasoconstriction/vasodilation sequence initiated by whole body cryotherapy can expand constricted arteries, lowering cardiac workload and high blood pressure.
How does infrared sauna contribute to lowering blood pressure?
Clinical studies have shown that regular sauna use was shown to significantly reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Lowering cholesterol can lead to lower high blood pressure.
Infrared sauna can contribute in weight and fat loss thus lowering blood pressure.
Heat therapy lowers blood pressure through a process like aerobic activity. Core body temperature slowly rises, stimulating blood vessel dilation throughout the body. Blood flow increases as does cardiac output and heart rate. This lowers blood pressure.
Infrared sauna decreases stress, cortisol and can improve sleep.
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