Cryotherapy should be avoided if any of the following apply to you:

  • Pregnancy

  • Untreated or elevated blood pressure (blood pressure above 180/95 mmHg)

  • An acute heart attack, or a heart attack within the past 6 months

  • Unstable angina pectoris: chest pain that occurs without direct cause and will not simply cease by itself (imminent heart attack)

  • Cardiac arrhythmias

  • Cardiovascular diseases in which symptoms are present

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • A pacemaker

  • Intermittent claudication (also called peripheral arterial disease)

  • Venous thrombosis: a blood clot in the veins

  • Acute cerebral hemorrhage or a stroke in the past

  • Epileptic seizures

  • Raynaud’s phenomenon

  • Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome

  • Lung conditions in which symptoms are present

  • Bleeding disorders

  • Severe anemia

  • Claustrophobia (fear of small or confined spaces)

  • Cold allergy

  • Persons younger than 18 years old (parental consent is required for treatment)

  • Acute kidney diseases and acute disorders of the urinary tract

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