General informationThis section has been translated automatically.
Regular sauna sessions lead to an optimisation of the thermoregulation, to a better blood circulation of the acras, the mucous membranes in the nasopharynx and improvement of the overall cardiovascular situation, to a stabilisation of the vegetative nervous system, to a general strengthening of the immune system and thus to a reduction of the frequency of infections.
A Finnish study indicates a reduction in the risk of stroke through regular sauna sessions.
Indications for sauna: chronic rheumatic diseases, increased susceptibility to infections, chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, hypertension in the early stages, peripheral arterial circulatory disorders stage I and II according to Fontaine, mild depression, menopausal symptoms, etc.
Contraindications: infections with fever, acute rheumatic attacks, tuberculosis, acute cardiac diseases, pulmonary hypertension, hyperthyroidism, multiple sclerosis, ventricular and duodenal ulcers, active malignancies.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
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- Laukkanen T et al. (2015) Association between sauna bathing and fatal cardiovasclar and all-cause mortality events. AMA Intern Med 175: 542-548
- Kunutsor SK et al. (2018) Sauna bathing reduces the risk of stroke in Finnish men and women: A prospective cohort study. Neurology 90: 1937-1944