High Blood Pressure is the SILENT KILLER. About 1 of 3 U.S. adults—or 67 million people have high blood pressure. Only about half (47%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control. This common condition increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death for Americans.
At iceland Cryo we check each new client’s blood pressure to ensure their systolic blood pressure is below 160, otherwise they don’t get frozen. Good or normal blood pressure is 120/80.
The Cryosauna will increase your metabolic rate and vasoconstrict the blood vessels in your limbs causing a temporary (3 -5 minute) increase of about 10 points to your systolic pressure. If your systolic is above 160 an added pressure could cause complications.
Lately, we have seen a good number of middle age men whose blood pressures were above 180 and one who was at 200 systolic. These are life threatening numbers which requires immediate medical attention.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack or stroke, aneurysm, heart or kidney failure, or blindness among other very severe problems.
If it doesn’t kill you a stroke caused by high blood pressure can leave you with facial and/or body paralysis, dysarthria, or a brain that is irreversibly damaged.
You should know what your blood pressure is. Many of our local grocery and drug stores have free blood pressure monitors. If you see that your pressure is above 120/80 see your doctor. And get a blood pressure monitor for your home, about $45, and test yourself each day at the same time.
But, if your blood pressure is under control and you have chronic pain or inflammation, please Google “Whole Body Cryotherapy” to see if this very unique modality is something for you to further explore.