The twenty-first century is an exciting and hopeful time to be alive for people who wish to live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives. One of the main reasons for this is the life-changing medical discoveries that are continually being made by some of the most talented and committed doctors and scientists around the world. In the twentieth century, huge medical progress was made that took previously extremely debilitating and sometimes deadly conditions and managed to largely eliminate them through vaccines, new medicines and better sanitation.
Even though great strides have been made, there are still numerous terrible health conditions afflicting millions of people. Thankfully, new medical discoveries are making it to the market at a faster rate than ever before to enable us to live healthier lives. Let’s take a look at some of the most impactful new discoveries!
Continuous Dopamine Pump For Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s disease is a devastating disease that occurs when the body stops producing enough dopamine. Dopamine plays an essential role in a wide range of human functions, including movement, sleep and behaviour. In Parkinson’s patients, as the amount of dopamine they produce becomes less and less, they end up relying on taking dopamine replacement medication, such as medication. However, this is difficult to administer and causes the body to have too much and then too little dopamine at different times throughout the day. A medical breakthrough which looks set to have a widespread positive impact on Parkinson’s sufferers across the board is the introduction of dopamine pumps into the treatment of Parkinson’s patients. These deliver a far more consistent dosage of dopamine throughout the course of the day and, therefore, alleviate much of the symptoms commonly experienced when there is either too much or too little dopamine in the system.
A major breakthrough treatment, which is positively impacting a number of conditions and helping people live healthier and more energised lives is cryotherapy. While this treatment has been around for a while, it is only recently it has become available and affordable for regular consumers. Cryotherapy machines involve submerging oneself into an extremely cold nitrogen chamber for around 3 minutes per session. It has proven to be hugely beneficial for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and is also used by footballers, athletes and health-focused celebrities, such as Tony Robbins. The exposure to the extreme cold releases huge amounts of endorphins, lowers inflation and causes other positive processes to occur in the body.