Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses low pressure and cold temperatures to reduce inflammation and pain. It can also relieve the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, and fibromyalgia. A recent study has also shown some evidence that cryotherapy may be able to help with prostate cancer, by freezing and destroying cancer cells in the human body. You may also hear it called cryosurgery or cryoablation.
This article will explore the benefits of cryotherapy as they relate to prostate cancer.
What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a technique in which the body is exposed to extreme cold. The most common types of cryotherapy are whole body cryotherapy, local cryotherapy and ice packs.
It’s important to note that not all cryotherapy treatments are the same and some treatments may be better for certain conditions than others. For example, if you suffer from arthritis or psoriasis, whole body or local cryotherapy may be more appropriate. On the other hand, if you have prostate cancer, ice packs could be the most appropriate form of treatment.
The Benefits of Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses extreme cold temperatures to target, freeze and destroy cancer cells in the prostate. It can also relieve the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, and fibromyalgia. A recent study has also shown some evidence that cryotherapy may be able to help with prostate cancer, as an alternative to conventional methods and treatments available.
How Cryotherapy Helps with Prostate Cancer
A recent study has shown that cryotherapy may be able to help with prostate cancer. The researchers found that in mice, freezing the prostate gland, or freezing lymph nodes, seemed to reduce the size of tumors.
Presently, clinical trials are being done to find out more about cryotherapy and its effects on prostate cancer in humans. There’s research available and some private medical clinics are now able to offer cryotherapy for prostate cancer, which is becoming a viable alternative to national health service treatments, using existing and sometimes less effective methods.
There are two types of cryotherapy; whole prostate cryotherapy and focal cryotherapy. As it sounds, whole prostate cryotherapy targets the prostate as a whole, while focal cryotherapy targets the specific area where the cancer cells are located.
So far, potential side effects of this treatment have been minor. These include soreness from cold exposure and pain from needles used during treatments.
All in all, there is currently mixed research to definitively say what the benefits of cryotherapy are as they relate to prostate cancer. Nevertheless, it is still worth looking into how this treatment might be able to benefit a person’s condition.
While cryotherapy is becoming more accessible through private clinics, it is important to ensure that any prospective clinics are reputable, doctor run practices. It isn’t unheard of for companies to make claims or offer ‘cures’ without any proper medical approval or credentials.
Cryotherapy is a new medical technology that can help with prostate cancer. It is an increasingly effective treatment for prostate cancer and is becoming available mainly in private medical clinics worldwide.