A 18-year-old male asked:
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does sauna helps you lose weight? ?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really.: Might help lose a little water, but that loss is only temporary.
Answered on Mar 27, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not really..: Sauna's "sweat out" weight, but the real trick is daily exercise and diet/portion control. That is the real ticket. Go see your doctor for help.
Answered on Mar 27, 2013
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Slightly but...: Just like exercise can help one to burn calories, there is evidence that people may burn 300-500 calories during a half hour in a sauna, similar to the amount of weight one might burn while walking or jogging. Also, saunas help our bodies to eliminate toxins & reducing our burden of toxins might help us to lose weight. But you are most likely to have success if combined with diet & exercise.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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