It is not a secret that many people use sauna as means of healing the body, and it is quite effective. Many people know about the fact that sauna has contraindications, but this knowledge is incomplete and mainly relates to the prohibition of steam for sufferers of heart diseases and hypertension.
When sauna is contraindicated
In fact, a sauna, contraindications of which are quite extensive, may be dangerous in cases of many diseases. Therefore, if you are not sure in your body, be sure to consult a doctor before going to a steam bath who will tell you how to organize the health improvement in a sauna and not to cause harm. Sauna is strictly forbidden for people who have the following problems:
- Oncological diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Chronic kidney disease
- A bad case of glaucoma
- Thyroid function abnormality
In addition, sauna has contraindications according to age as well. After 60 years visiting of a sauna should be cautious and prudent, and those over 70 should better refuse from a steam bath.
You can, but very carefully
But apart from absolute contraindications, sauna has so-called relative contraindications. They include:
- Inveterate inflammatory diseases
- Urinary stone disease
- Gynecological and urological diseases
- Some types of injuries
Relativity of contraindication means that before you go to take a steam-bath, a person should consult a doctor and then thoroughly implement his recommendations. Ignoring a visit to the doctor can cause serious problems that defeat the purpose of visiting a sauna. Sauna can cause disease recurrence, and even severe failures in the body that are dangerous for health and life. Treat a sauna as a medical procedure, carefully weighing the pros and cons, and you will get only positive results!