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Alright To Go In Sauna With Stitches
Depends: If you have significant fatigue, fever/chills, a chest cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea or vomiting, then you should rest from exercise and avoid the sauna. If you do not have any of these symptoms, and your symptoms are quite mild, then a light workout is probably permissible. ...Read more
Bronchitis: Yes, hot sauna can help. You may need medical treatment if you do not rapidly improve. Call your family doctor. ...Read more
Prevent swelling: After any surgical procedure or filler it is best to keep the heart rate normal and not lie in the sun, use a sauna, whirlpool or exercise. Any of these activities will increase the blood pressure and lead to increased swelling. Swelling will prolong the time for the procedure to look realy great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No; is very unsafe: I would absolutely recommend against any infant or child being in a sauna or steam bath. Infants cannot cool their body as you can, and can quickly become overheated and dehydrated. This could have serious and even permanent consequences. And most certainly an infant would find it extremely uncomfortable even for a short time--not at all the relaxing experience you might seek in a sauna. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
Weight Loss: Diet control and exercise is best for weight loss. Results from 2009 study showed that sun lighten saunas are beneficial for loosing weight and waist circumference. Refer to the following article: dr. Richard beever bsc, md, ccfp. Do far-infrared saunas have cardiovascular benefits in people with type 2 diabetes? Canadian journal of diabetes 2010; 34 (2) :113 - 118. ...Read more
Sweat toxins: There is littl expeimental data about this. Some years ago I bought an infrared sauna to put in my research center. My plan was to collect sweat from people and have it analyzed for mercury and other heavy metals. I have not gotten around to it yet. If you add up the weight of all the sweat glands in the body they equal the weight of 1 kidney. So I suspect that it is possible to aid detoxification. ...Read more
It wouldn't: Saunas can temporarily cause weight loss from a loss of water weight. It will then come back when you rehydrate. You need to change your lifestyle, as hard as that is, to include a healthy diet and daily exercise. You should not fad diet, it has to be a life-long change to really work. If you are up to the challenge it can work. Saunas are not part of the solution. ...Read more
There is the: Possibility that you could have an accentuated response with increased vasodilation and dangerous drop in blood pressure if you are on certain medications. Similarly there is a chance you could have a rebound after you cool down and your blood pressure could increase to dangerous levels. You need to discuss this with your health care provider who knows your full history and medications. ...Read more
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