Last updated on: 16.12.2021

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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.

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  3. 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

Last updated on: 16.12.2021