The increase in circulation from a Good Health Sauna helps normalize blood flow and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder, pumping blood at a faster rate, boosting circulation and supplying the conditioning benefits of exercise. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, for improved overall heart health.
Studies at the Renowned Mayo Clinic in 1995 showed that low heat infrared saunas are not only safe for heart patients but in clinical tests actually reduced the symptoms in 34 end-stage-heart patient. The reason; toxins burdening the body were released via sweat, allowing the heart to perform more easily and at peak function for each patient.
Let’s take a look at congestive heart failure, which is a dead-end disease that kills more people in each year than cancer. The average person only lives five years once the diagnosis of congestive heart failure is made. In addition, the person is usually on at least $600 a month of prescription drugs, not to mention frequent doctor visits, x-rays, blood tests and hospitalization.
In contrast to that bleak picture, let us examine studies done by the Mayo Clinic where pulmonary wedge pressure, shortness of breath, capacity to discontinue medications and many other limitations of congestive heart failure are enhanced with use of Far Infrared sauna therapies. In other words, FIR achieves what no medication and no surgery can, for a disease that no one should have, to which the medical profession has no answers. In addition, there is documentation that states that excessive salt carried by sweat is generally believed to be beneficial for cases of mild hypertension.
In a Japenese study about 25 men with at least one risk factor for heart disease who were evaluated after using an infrared sauna for 15 minutes every other day for two weeks. They also rested in beds, covered with blankets for 30 minutes afterward, and had the thickness of their artery lining measure by ultrasound. In the American Journal of Cardiology, the investigators reported a 40% reduction of the inner lining of blood vessels. A wider blood vessel supports lower blood pressure.
In addition, thinner blood vessel walls are associated with a reduced chance of heart attacks and strokes. In fact, when a patient has elevated scores of intra medial thickness (IMT) of the carotid arteries, many doctors recommend regular use of a Far Infrared sauna to lower their risk of having a stroke.
Remember that not just any sauna will do. Far infrared saunas offer all the benefits that traditional saunas do not, and at much lower temperatures. High heat is stated to be inadvisable and poorly tolerated by heart failure patients and, in reality can be a cause of early death.