A 52-year-old male asked:
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does using a steam room or sauna have any health benefits

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
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None: There are no known health benefits to sauna and steam room. People just think it feels good. Theoretically, warming your muscles might help exercise ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Greene
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Alternative : We call it an old man workout because you get a goo sweat with not much work.
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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For some: Hot moist air can trigger asthma attacks, consult with your doctor who manages your asthma, they know you better.
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Dr. Claudwardyne Thevenin
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Sauna: Wait until fully ambulating without pain and wounds are are healing well

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