Cryotherapy is a fairly new buzzword in health circles, but the truth is, it’s been around for many years. Developed primarily in Japan and spread throughout Europe, the techniques have become popular through most areas of the world in recent years.

WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?

Cryotherapy is a cold temperature treatment technique designed to provide cures and improvements to overall body health. The word “cryotherapy” literally means “cold therapy”. It is a science based on applying cold air, water or other materials to various local areas of the body. An example is placing an ice pack on a bruise or immersing an injured arm in an ice bath.

WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY

Whole body cryotherapy takes the principles and techniques of local cryotherapy and adapts them into an overall full-body experience. The individual enters a special area with minimal covering, allowing the cold treatment to reach all areas of the body at once.

HOW IT WORKS

When the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes, the tissues are affected both internally and externally, and several transformations take place. Damaged tissues recover more quickly, and constriction of vessels slows blood flow to extremities, reducing inflammation and lowering levels of pain. Infections and diseases are often destroyed, and the body is set free to recover more easily and create healthy replacement cells.

BENEFITS

There are many potential benefits to whole body cryotherapy.

  1. Pain and Muscle Treatment. Whole body cryotherapy is an effective method of reducing pain from muscle fatigue and from some types of injuries. The freezing temperatures have a soothing, healing effect on the muscles of the body, rejuvenating tissue and helping to reduce inflammation.
  2. Weight Loss. Proponents claim that a single session of whole-body cryotherapy can burn off hundreds of calories and that repeated applications can boost your everyday metabolism and keep your body consistently burning calories at an enhanced rate.
  3. Skin Conditions. Cryotherapy is also used as a treatment of various types of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The surface tissue exposure to the cold temperature freezes the affected area, killing the condition and helping the body create fresh clean skin cells.
  4. Arthritis. Many patients are using whole body cryotherapy as a way of reducing the inflammation and pain symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. The simple principle of placing cold items, typically in the form of ice packs, on inflamed areas to bring relief is expanded to include the entire body, with overall satisfying results.
  5. Cancer Treatment. The development of cancer in the human body has long been tied to inflammation. Since whole-body cryotherapy is effective at reducing inflammation, the treatments have the potential to help lower the risk of developing cancer, to slow the progression of any existing cancer cells, and even help reduce it in an infected body.

IS WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY SAFE?

While the technique is fairly new and long-term studies are not available, testimonies of successes continue to abound. Most who try whole body cryotherapy testify to the advantages and benefits they are seeing from the treatments, and many are scheduling repeat sessions to continue to experience the positive effects long term.
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While too much fat anywhere in your body should be a health concern, belly fat can be particularly troubling if not addressed. However, working your core and incorporating a day or two of more vigorous exercise (high-intensity training) into your weekly schedule can help reduce excess fat around your middle. Here are some exercises that can help you get rid of that stomach fat without the need to turn to strict diets or expensive supplements. The best part is that you even don’t need to go to the gym to do them.

PLANKS

The plank is a great way to start your routine. It puts the muscles of the entire body to work while strengthening your abdomen, glutes and lower back.

DIRECTIONS

With your face down, support yourself on your forearms and tips of your toes. Position your elbows directly under your shoulders and at a 90 degree angle. Balance your weight while keeping your body straight, forming a perfectly straight line from the crown of your head to your heels. Make sure to contract your abs and hold the position for at least 30 seconds. Do this every day for two or three sets, gradually increasing the duration of the hold.

OBLIQUES

Using weights while doing oblique exercises is a great way to lose some inches from the stomach and waist.

DIRECTIONS

Lie down on the floor or a mat with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground.Tuck your feet under a heavy object or have a workout partner hold them down. Lift your upper body off the ground so that your torso and thighs for a V-shape. While holding a 5-pound weight in front of your abdominals with your arms bent, move back and forth from left to right, and do 3 sets of 10 repetitions.

LOWER ABDOMINALS

Lower abs exercises can get your whole core working more efficiently and serve to reduce inches.

DIRECTIONS

Lie facing up with both of your legs forming a 90-degree angle to the floor. While keeping your abs tight, lower your legs without allowing your feet to touch the floor. Hold this position briefly for about 5 seconds and rise again. Do 4 sets of 10 repetitions.

KNEES TO THE CHEST

This is a great exercise to start working those tummy muscles.

DIRECTIONS

Start in a plank position (supporting yourself over the forearms and on the tips of your toes). Bring your left knee in towards the right side of your chest, making sure you squeeze your abs and then return to the initial position. Repeat this movement with the other leg and alternate as many times as possible.

WHEEL EXERCISES

Wheel exercises are perfect for working out the abdominal muscles.

DIRECTIONS

Support yourself on the knees and tightly grab both sides of the wheel. Push your torso up into a plank position and hold for 30 seconds making sure to engage your core. Pull yourself back to the initial position with a slow movement. Repeat this 20 times.

TWIST CRUNCHES

Crunches are very effective in burning belly fat.

DIRECTIONS

Lie on the floor with your hands behind your head. With your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, lift your upper torso (just your right shoulder towards the left) while keeping the left side of your torso on the ground. Repeat this movement for the other side and do this 10 times.

 

If you really want to lose that extra weight around your midsection, it is necessary to make some lifestyle changes. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to just try a few sit-ups and call it a day. It requires considerable effort on your part by maintaining a healthy diet and ramping up your workouts. But sticking with a fitness and lifestyle plan that works for you will yield results and give you that sculpted stomach you’ve always wanted!

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Testosterone is the primary sex hormone produced by males. Without having normal or high levels of testosterone, the male sex drive is almost non-existent. Testosterone levels are commonly thought to have an effect on erections, but is this a myth?

Testosterone levels usually do not effect erections

Erectile dysfunction has many causes, but low testosterone levels usually are not one of them. While low levels of testosterone can play a factor, it is not the leading cause. Low testosterone, however, can make erectile dysfunction worse.

If testosterone levels aren’t causing erectile dysfunction, what is?

Erectile Dysfunction has a long list of potential causes that are both physical and mental ailments. Potential causes include:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Medications
  • Alcoholism
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

So low testosterone has no effect on my sex life?

Wrong! While low testosterone does not cause erectile dysfunction, it does cause a reduced sex drive. A reduced sex drive can cause a lack of interest in sex altogether, which also makes it more difficult to gain an erection.

WHAT CAUSES LOW TESTOSTERONE?

It is natural for testosterone levels to decrease with age. However, growing old is not the only cause. Lower testosterone levels can be caused by:

  • Injury to the testicles
  • Radiation treatment for cancer and other diseases
  • Dysfunction of hormonal glands
  • Medications
  • Genetic abnormalities

If any of the above scenarios apply to you, getting familiar with the symptoms of low testosterone might be a good idea.

How do I know if I have low testosterone?

There are quite a few symptoms associated with low testosterone. A few of these are:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Decreased energy
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Decrease in the amount of body hair
  • Sudden changes in cholesterol levels

While these symptoms may indicate that you have low testosterone, there is no way to tell unless you get tested by your doctor. 

WILL TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT IMPROVE MY ERECTIONS?

If the only cause for your decreasing enjoyment of sex is the loss of sex drive, then yes! Higher testosterone levels will increase your interest in sex, making it easier to gain and maintain an erection. 

IS HAVING HIGH TESTOSTERONE A BAD THING?

Having high testosterone levels is not a bad thing! Having naturally high testosterone levels is rare, but it does occur. It is most common in individuals that have undergone treatment for low testosterone. While there are a few studies discussing the short-term effects of high testosterone, not a lot of information exists regarding long-term high testosterone levels.

Some benefits provided by having high testosterone are:

  • Increased muscle gain
  • Increased fertility
  • Increased sex drive
  • Increased energy

Testosterone therapy does have risks associated with it and it affects every individual differently. Consult with your doctor before beginning any form of testosterone therapy.

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Regenerative therapy uses Amniotic allograft material, which has the potential to transform into a variety of different cells within the human body. By using regenerative therapy, your body can use those cells to help prevent or treat different conditions and diseases. Your body can use these cells to deliver quicker response times and begin repairing itself right away with this particular type of therapy. Since these type of cells are naturally found within your own body already, you aren’t putting a foreign substance in to try and combat the disease or injury. These cells can quickly self-renew, allowing them to transform themselves into specialized cells that have the same functions as your connective tissue or cartilage.

What type of conditions is regenerative therapy good for?

Regenerative therapy is beneficial for anyone with a variety of different conditions. Some of the common conditions that this therapy is used to treat include:

  • Osteoarthritis in your knee, hip and shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • ACL tears
  • Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow
  • Tendinitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ligament sprains

If you are suffering with any of the above and think this might be ideal for you, it might be time to talk to the group of specialists at Bubolo Medical to determine if this is going to give you the results you desire.

Putting an end to your pain

Who wants to live with pain day in and day out? No one does, but many feel like they have no other choice than to do just that. Regardless of whether you have a recent injury or you have been suffering with pain for years, you can take advantage of the benefits that come from regenerative therapy. Not only is this particular type of therapy natural, but you don’t have to wait years to start seeing results. After all, you want pain relief quickly, not months down the road. That’s why regenerative therapy at Bubolo Medical is so popular- it is designed to begin working right away to treat your condition. When you are in pain, you need instantaneous results and the downtime of major surgery can be cumbersome.

Regenerative therapy isn’t available everywhere

It’s important to remember that you can’t go just anywhere to get this particular type of therapy, it isn’t widely provided by healthcare providers. Many individuals have come to Bubolo Medical to start seeing the results they desire without having to go through a bunch of surgeries or outlandish medical treatments. Now, you can get an all-natural method of ending your pain and overcoming the odds.

Don’t assume that you are stuck taking pain medication just to make it through the day. Let our team of specialists at Bubolo Medical put our experience and expertise to work for you. We take the time to listen to what it is that you have to go on and come up with a solution that is going to work the best for you and your needs. You deserve to feel better and live a life that is free of pain, and now you can.

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We all know the person who’s always positive. They bounce into the office with a big smile on their face, they’re always talking about how excited they are for life, and to them, no matter what comes, the glass is always half-full. It seems like a wonderful way to live – but is it? What kind of effect does being optimistic actually have on your life? And more importantly, if there is a positive effect, how can you use this knowledge to change your own life?

What is optimism?

Optimism is a person’s ability to find the silver lining. In an uncertain situation, an optimistic person will assume that everything will turn out for the best. When bad things happen, an optimist doesn’t blame themselves or others and they assume that things will turn around. Conversely, when something bad happens, a pessimist will blame themselves or others, regardless of whether it was their fault or not, and they will assume that the situation is permanent. While some people may be predisposed to optimism, virtually everyone can cultivate it if they’re willing to put in the effort. But just what kind of health impact will cultivating optimism have on your life?

The health benefits of optimism

In some studies, optimism has been associated with a reduced risk of stroke and a reduced risk of cancer, though it’s unclear at this point how strong the correlation may be. Optimistic people are also at a reduced risk of developing hypertension, which is a major risk for cardiovascular diseases. This could be because optimistic people tend to choose healthier lifestyles – they’re more likely to exercise and eat better than non-optimists.

Of course, there’s more to health than the physical components, and optimism may play a critical role in your mental health. In a Harvard study, it is suggested that those who actively cultivate optimism are better at coping with disease and tend to have a quicker recovery after surgical procedures. An optimistic outlook early in life is also linked to better health and a lower rate of death in the following 15 to 40 years.

Cultivating optimism

If you’re an optimist, the results are looking pretty good for you – but you already knew that! For the rest of us, cultivating optimism could be part of a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle. So what steps do you need to take to become more optimistic?

It all starts with gratitude. Optimists have the innate ability to appreciate and be grateful for the things that life gives them – even the challenges. They’re naturals at spinning a negative into a positive. If you’re not naturally an optimist, this may be difficult, but it is possible. Perhaps you start by keeping a gratitude journal and listing everything you’re grateful for each day. It can be as simple as being grateful for a sunny day and having family who loves you.

Optimism is healthy

If you want a better life, it’s time to start seeing the glass as half full, to make lemonade when life gives you lemons, and to stop making mountains out of molehills. Work to become more optimistic and your health will thank you!

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Within your body you have no less than a dozen endocrine and exocrine glands. All of these glands produce hormones, and hormones regulate the majority of your body’s regulatory functions. Above all else, the main organ that controls ALL of your endocrine and exocrine glands is the pituitary, a tiny, pea-sized gland at the base of your brain and located approximately between your eyes and behind the frontal cortex of your brain. If any one of these glands or hormones is “off,” it can create a lot of problems. Here are some more reasons why you should have your hormones checked regularly and often, especially after age 40.

Drops in Testosterone and Estrogen

These two hormones, which are frequently associated with the development of secondary sex characteristics, libido and reproduction, begin dropping off after you hit 35 to 40, and dip further after 45 to 50. While these hormones are not missed with regards to reproduction, they can cause other hormones in the body to become imbalanced. Sometimes these imbalances are expected, as is the case with diabetes and old age, but if you are developing diabetes before age 60, it could be a sign of something else wrong.

Add to that changes in skin and muscle tone, loss of hair, loss of libido and inability to perform sexually or discomfort during sex, and you may feel like your heatlh is going downhill. You can actually reverse these issues, or, at the very least, slow them down. Your doctor can test your estrogen levels (if you are female) and your testosterone levels (if you are male) to determine the declining levels and prescribe hormone replacement therapies. Sometimes, serious health issues such as heart disease and high cholesterol can be reversed with HRT, as evidenced by tests performed on men and women who were experiencing mid-life changes and suddenly found themselves very unhealthy.

Elevated insulin or drops in blood sugar

The pancreas is another endocrine/exocrine gland. It produces insulin, which your body uses to metabolize sugar. People who do not metabolize sugar well are often diagnosed with diabetes. The lack of insulin is treated with insulin taken from pig pancreases, although more recent efforts have been made to create biologically identical hormones to those your body already uses, including insulin.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and takes place when a joint’s cartilage, breaks down and cartilage is needed because it protects the joints. Non-alcohol fatty liver disease is when the amount of fat in the liver cells goes up which, in turn, may cause inflammation and scarring of the tissue. In the worst of cases, an excess of scarred tissues may bring on cirrhosis, a very bad condition that may result in liver failure or liver cancer. Sleep apnea is also caused by obesity.

Tests for this hormone are as simple as a pin-prick and a diabetes meter. You can either do it outside of a doctor’s office with over-the-counter meters and products you can buy, or in your doctor’s office with a meter your doctor can temporarily code for you. Fasting blood sugar in the morning should not be less than 60 mg/dl, and after you eat breakfast, it should not be above 160 mg/dl. There can be some mild variations in this, but you should either A) eat if your blood sugar in the morning is a tad low, or B) take your blood sugar again a half hour after getting a reading that looks high. Not knowing or keeping track of your blood sugar and insulin levels can lead to shock, injuries from fainting and hitting your head or other body parts, and coma. If you are not discovered for hours after passing out, death is also possible.

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