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why a low blood pressure can not go for a sauna?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: Lawyers are afraid the heat will cause peripheral blood vessels to dilate and allow blood to pool in extremities thereby lowering blood pressure causing a faint. If you are young and otherwise healthy I am not sure this applies to you. It would most certainly apply to someone taking a lot of meds or with significant vascular disease. Drink plenty of water and electrolytes before you go.
Answered on Feb 20, 2013
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