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Are warm showers as therapeutic as hot showers because really hot showers make me feel suffocated?

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 more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on you. You have to ask yourself what you want out of a practice such as tai chi or yoga. What are you interested in more? Perhaps you don't have to decide, you could participate in both! it's all up to you. Enjoy it! ...Read more

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Is hot yoga bad for health?

Is hot yoga bad for health?

Agree w Dr. Abbott: My concern would be for people who have difficulty regulating their body temperature and thus would be more effected by combination of heat and increased activity level. ...Read more

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Does soaking in hot water help RA feel better?

Does soaking in hot water help RA feel better?

Unproven: Some patients swear they feel better with such methods, and I have no reason to doubt them... But relief is usually temporary and this method will not slow the disease.. ...Read more

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Is hot water or warm bad for acne condition?

Is hot water or warm bad for acne condition?

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

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Can i lise weight by doing Bikram yoga?

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

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Can i practice Bikram yoga while pregnant?

Can i practice Bikram yoga while pregnant?

Hot yoga: Yoga during pregnancy needs to be modified depending of length of pregnancy. Hot yoga is not recommended for pregnant women. ...Read more

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In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?

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

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Do hot showers affect acne?

Do hot showers affect acne?

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

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Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Uncertain: If you have the "flu" (which i would not just assume given that this is not flu season) and you are having hot flashes (which might represent fevers) then i would suggest that evaluation by your doctor for a source of infection would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Walking in hot sun causes me headache...How...?

Walking in hot sun causes me headache...How...?

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

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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

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

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Does caffeine aggravate hot flashes?

Does caffeine aggravate hot flashes?

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 more

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