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Moorhead, MN
A 52-year-old female asked:

What are doctors thoughts on saunas? are they a health hazard? or are they beneficial for your health?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Benefits and risks: Saunas are relaxing and may help patients with high blood pressure and rheumatic disease, while patients with severe heart disease and/or chronic skin disease may not be good candidates for using saunas. Hydration is critical and should not be confounded with alcohol use that is not recommended around use of sauna.
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Last updated Apr 15, 2020


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