A 52-year-old male asked:
does using a steam room or sauna have any health benefits
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Dr. Michael Fisher answered
31 years experience Dermatology
Sauna: Sauna use may reduce the incidence of the common cold, and temporarily relieve the symptoms.It increases performance in endurance sport, increases plasma volume and red cell volume in athletes, decreased systolic blood pressure, significantly improved exercise tolerance, increased peak respiratory oxygen uptake, and enhanced anaerobic threshold in chronic conditions.
Answered on Nov 13, 2016
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