Cold therapy packs are an enormously convenient way for patients to relieve pain in a noninvasive way. Cold therapy packs can provide nearly instant relief to sore muscles and joints. Cold therapy is one of the very first steps in post-workout recovery and during injury. Ice packs and cold compresses help with reducing swelling and inflammation. Ice calms down damaged tissues that are inflamed, red and swollen. Inflammation is a normal, healthy process that can also be painful. Ice therapy is a mild option to dull pain and inflammation. Ice should be applied after exercise to the area of injury using a towel to protect the skin. If you have a chronic injury, apply ice and compression after a work out. Use these cold packs to help constrict blood flow and reduce pain.
Cold packs for Fat Loss
Ice-packs have been known to bring down inflammation and prevent swelling in sports injuries, but now scientists have shown they could also help people lose weight. Simply strapping a Supercooled ice-pack to a fatty area like the thighs or stomach for just 3 minutes can burn away hard-to-shift calories. The cold compress works by triggering the body into turning flabby white fat into calorie burning ‘beige’ fat. Humans have two types of fat tissue. White fat is the type of fat we associate with chubby stomachs and hips and which circulates in the blood to fuel muscle. Alternatively, brown fat is used by the body to generate heat. The colder you become, the more brown fat disappears. Now scientists have discovered that when white fat gets very cold it can turn into a kind of brown fat, which researchers have dubbed ‘beige,’ and beige fat can burn away to generate heat. "Browning fat tissue would be an excellent defence against obesity. It would result in the body burning extra calories rather than converting them into additional fat tissue."
Cold packs for Preventing Hair Loss for Cancer Patients
The cold temperature of the cap constricts the blood vessels beneath the skin of the scalp, preventing the chemotherapy medicine from reaching the hair follicles, therefore allowing the patient to preserve their hair. This process is referred to as vasoconstriction. The cold also slows down the hair follicle metabolism, making the hair cells dormant or less active, further preventing the absorption of chemotherapeutic drugs.