Cryotherapy and Hangover
In 2016, it was found that people in the Czech Republic consume about 14.4 liters of alcohol per year per person, while German came in at 13.4 liters of alcohol consumption per person per year. This is besides that fact that alcohol consumption comes in with a host of damages to your body, both physical and non-physical. However, for the sake of this article, which speaks about alcohol and cryotherapy, our focus is on the physical effects of alcohol consumption, which can be fixed or greatly minimized using cryotherapy. These effects include muscle cramps, tingling, numbness, and pain in your hands and feet, fatigue or feeling tired, and a shrinking brain.
Don’t Just Drink Water, Retain It!
Having said the above, we can also talk about your body and dehydration. Did you know that your body reabsorbs a lot of water from your system? Like when you don’t take in more of it during the day, the anti-diuretic hormone is responsible for absorbing it back. However, excess consumption of alcohol decreases the production of this anti-diuretic hormone by your body, leading to dehydration.
Alcohol Consumption on the Brain
In the opening paragraph, we wrote about the mental and physical effects of alcohol consumption, such cramps in the muscles, fatigue, and shrinking brains. Looking at fatigue and shrinking brains, these are all effects that have something to do with the lack of supply of vital nutrients to the brain.
First, for these vital nutrients to flow to the brains, there has to be good enough blood flow around your entire body. When alcohol disturbs this pattern, we have cryotherapy to restore your average blood circulation, and this is how it works; When you are dipped in cold water (similar to performing cryotherapy), your outer body freezes because of the cold. This event triggers your body to feel the need to protect vital organs, and thus, it sends a significant amount of blood flow towards critical organs of the body, which include the brain. As soon as you are done with the process and step out to a warm environment, blood is rushed back up to the outer part of the body, meaning near the skin and to the muscles, to give them life and get them moving again. As this happens, your blood flow will be improved significantly. The blood, remember, carries a lot of food components that will help keep your brain awake while helping heal muscles quicker – taking away the numbness.
What is also carried by the blood as it moves around the body is oxygen, the single most crucial supply that your whole body ever needs to keep on moving.
Can Cryotherapy Help?
Cryotherapy also helps with the treatment of one notable non-physical effect of alcohol consumption, which is dementia, or simply forgetfulness. When people get drunk and wake up tomorrow with a blinding hangover, they mostly do not remember many things that would have happened a day before, or during the time they were drunk. These days, it has been discovered that anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects of cryotherapy can help treat dementia, supporting what we believe can be a new way of life for current, and former alcohol takers across the world without taking any expensive scientific medicine.