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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Using Steam Room Or Sauna

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Does using a steam room or sauna have any health benefits

Does using a steam room or sauna have any health benefits

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

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What are the risks of water masturbation... Such as hot tub jets or shower faucets? Any risk for an embolism?

What are the risks of water masturbation... Such as hot tub jets or shower faucets?  Any risk for an embolism?

Don't burn yourself: The main risks of masturbation with water or jets is the risk of the water. There is no risk of giving yourself an embolism with a water jet. However, if it hurts: stop. Other tips: use clean water water and don't burn yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the sauna and steam room ill advised for asthma?

Is the sauna and steam room ill advised for asthma?

For some: Hot moist air can trigger asthma attacks, consult with your doctor who manages your asthma, they know you better. ...Read more

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Could a hot tub tanning booth be safer using water to diffract, and control steadiness of uv absorption?

Could a hot tub tanning booth be safer using water to diffract, and control steadiness of uv absorption?

Never seen that: There is no safe way to administer a tanning bed. It ages skin and increases risk for skin cancer. Uv rays penetrate just as well through water. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use air fryer machine or halogen air fryer instead of frying using oil ? And if we are using oil for frying, which oil is the safest?

Is it safe to use air fryer machine or halogen air fryer instead of frying using oil ? And if we are using oil for frying, which oil is the safest?

FromWhatStandpoint?: Safety: (1) heating/fire or (2) health? (1) all oils are hydrocarbons, thus will burn if hot enough ; in oxygen, regardless method of heating. (2) while fats, esp saturated fats, have long been promoted as unhealthy, there is no evidence of this being true, indeed evidence is counter. E.G. All cells are fat organized water droplets. Cholesterol is made by all animal cells ; allows movement, etc. ...Read more

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Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens? What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units

Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens?  What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units

Humidifier: Anything that moistens mucus membranes will be helpful. Humidifier is a great tool. Not much difference between cool mist or lukewarm mist humidifier, more so the matter of preference and comfort. I like lukewarm slightly better, though. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of drinking cold water instead of room temperature water?

What are the health benefits of drinking cold water instead of room temperature water?

Water temp: http://www.medicaldaily.com/health-benefits-warm-water-6-ways-drinking-warm-water-can-heal-your-body-282218

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Is using paper towel to filter coffee or medicine safe?

Yes: There is no toxicity to this. A few medications might bind to the fibers in the paper towel and lower the effective dose. Why would you need to filter medications which is already purified. If you want to remove solids, you could find a nylon net filter at a hardware store which could do this and not affect the composition of the fluid filtered. ...Read more

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How to use green tea as a dieting aid. Iv heard that using boiling water damages the health properties?

How to use green tea as a dieting aid. Iv heard that using boiling water damages the health properties?

Tea temperatures: Green teas retain the best flavour when brewed between 140°f - 185°f. Tannins in the tea will cause bitterness if heated higher. However, I am not aware of degradation of health promoting properties at higher temperatures. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to drinking green tea either hot or cold?

Are there any health benefits to drinking green tea either hot or cold?

Yes: Green tea has antioxidants which research shows can be beneficial. There is some evidence to show it lowers cholesterol as well. It is actually one of the most beneficial of the teas. ...Read more

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Ultrasonic humidifier or vaporizer for babies to get ride of cold ?

Ultrasonic humidifier or vaporizer for babies to get ride of cold ?

Cool humidifier: In my medical opinion, the cool mist ultrasonic humidifier is preferable to the hot vaporizer due to the safety concerns of the heating of the water with potential injury posed by the vaporizer. Furthermore, experientially, parental feedback indicates that the cool humidifier seems to provide a more calming cough relief than the hotter vaporizer. ...Read more

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Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

Generally Yes: They are generally safe. However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns. ...Read more