People who are sick and should stay in bed can not use the sauna. Patients suffering from acute diseases, especially those associated with the presence of fever, with inflammation of the internal organs, eg heart, blood vessels, patients with not completely cured pulmonary tuberculosis, patients with tumors, patients with spasmodic diseases, can not use the sauna. In some cases it depends on the severity of the disease, the degree and the condition of the disease, so the decision on permission to use the sauna can only be taken by the doctor who looks after the patient.
In cases where, for example, high blood pressure is susceptible to changes, the hot sauna combined with careful cooling has a beneficial effect of reducing pressure. Professor Halhuber says that they are “heart patients without heart disease” when the symptoms of the disease have not yet manifested themselves, and such people use the sauna. Salt grinders.
Disorders of peripheral circulation under the influence of the sauna tend to improve. We have already dealt with Asthma and bronchitis, other chronic upper respiratory tracts (chronic colds and others) should be added to them, in which the properly applied sauna is recommended.
In the case of (not active) chronic rheumatism, as well as in the case of muscle rheumatism, the sauna improves, as already explained, mobility and brings pain relief, the same applies to diseases of the joints and diseases of the intervertebral disc. The sauna reduces susceptibility to neuritis and lumbago.
Special attention should be paid to varicose veins, as they are very widespread. Patients are allowed to use the sauna for as long as there is no bleeding. These patients should not let their legs hang in the sauna and should use cold water immediately after leaving the hot sauna.
In the case of obesity, the sauna may have only a supporting effect (water removal). In the case of the body’s recovery, it acts as a certain factor enhancing the appetite. Sauna can have a beneficial effect on functional diseases associated with dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system (“gastric neurosis” and “cardiac neurosis”).
Supporting drug therapy the effect of regular use of the sauna in the case of certain diseases, can not be underestimated. The sauna plays an important role in clinical sanatoria. The variety and variety of its application is due to the fact that the sauna is not a specific remedy. Sauna only helps the body in its efforts to overcome the disease. Halotherapy in the sauna room is very effective.
The highest value of the sauna, among a wide range of beneficial effects, is seen in the body’s struggle with premorbid changes, the first harbingers of the disease, which under certain conditions may lead directly to the disease threat. “Who is completely healthy today?” We could ask and refer to the threat to our health through the conditions and habits of life. In this aspect, the desire to use the sauna increases, more and more people would like to use its influence on disease prevention.
Today, much attention is paid to the psychosomatic conditions of diseases, for example, the relationship between the psychic sphere and experience on the one hand, and physical health or illness on the other. The sauna has a beneficial psycho-relaxing and stimulating effect on these compounds. This is, therefore, particularly in line with the principles of therapy and prophylaxis.