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Are warm showers as therapeutic as hot showers because really hot showers make me feel suffocated?
Yes: Really hot showers can actually be dangerous if you are pregnant or have blood pressure problems. They can cause your skin blood vessels to dilate to try and cool you down. This will divert blood from your brain to your skin and can make you dizzy to the extent that you might faint. The main therapeutic effects of hot showers are that they make you feel better, so do what works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warm: Hot showers can cause too much vasodilitation and fainting. ...Read more
Possibly: Yes, especially if you have preexisting knee issues. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the tissue density. The denser the tissue, the more heat is generated. ...Read more
No: Just as long as it isn't too hot, you don't need to be dealing with burns on top of acne. Warm/hot water will cause some dilation of skin pores making it a little easier to cleanse and remove debris. This may help reduce the number of new acne lesions. Washing with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid wash often adds to the improvement. See your gp if you are having problems. ...Read more
Yes: It softens them.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you also diet: These postures are not magic and will not by themselves cause you to lose weight, but you'll associated with health-minded folks and this is likely to change your eating habits. Let common sense be your guide, and should you adopt a restrictive diet, supplement as your physician directs. ...Read more
In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?
Not likely: Unless, of course, you spend a long time in the bathroom. Use a thermometer, the temperatire should not be more than 99 degrees farenheit. ...Read more
Drink it anyway you: Want it, just drink it. Hot water may make you vomit. ...Read more
Acne and Hot Showers: The cause of the acne is not the hot shower however. Acne is caused by many different things. A hot shower only allows the acne to surface and come out. What causes the acne in the first place is probably something to do with your diet and lifestyle, genetics a acne can be caused by the things that you eat. If your diet is fast food and potato chips then chances are you are more likely to get acne. ...Read more
Trigger: If your headaches are migraine events, not uncommon for bright sunshine to act as a trigger. There are multiple other triggering events, both externally and internally, and you can google lists of foods and events that can create problems, if you are susceptible. Not the heat but the light (photophobia). Preventative meds can help. ...Read more
Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more
Yes it can: Yes, caffeine can aggravate hot flashes: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21680119 other dietary triggers include alcohol, cayenne, and other spicy foods. If your hot flashes seem worse after consuming these foods, try eliminating those you suspect and see if the hot flashes subside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer