HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOMS CAUSES DIET & TREATMENT

Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist

 

Should We Use a Steam Room with High Blood Pressure

Should We Use a Steam Room with High Blood Pressure,  a steam room should be entered after 15 minutes of exercise especially if you are taking medication for high blood pressure.

Should We Use a Steam Room with High Blood Pressure

 

Saunas and hot tubs that are provided by various spas and sports clubs are usually employed by people for relaxation. However, it is common belief that people with high blood pressure should not use these facilities as these contribute towards increasing the blood pressure. It is true to some extent as people with severely high blood pressure can encounter some problems. On the other hand, people whose blood pressure is properly regulated and even if they are taking medications, they can use steam rooms and saunas.

How to Use a Steam Room with High Blood Pressure

Hypertension patients need to take some precautions before they start the use of steam rooms. Firstly, it has been stated by the National Centre on Physical Activity and Disability, that a steam room should be entered after 15 minutes of exercise especially if you are taking medication for high blood pressure. This is because your blood pressure can drop to a dangerous level on entering the steam room right after exercise.

If you exhibit symptoms of high blood pressure like shortness of breath, chest pain or dizziness, then avoid going into a steam room. Every day you need to check yourself for any symptoms of high blood pressure. The days when you don’t experience any symptoms, you can enter steam room and on the days when you feel any of the above symptoms, then it is better not to take steam.

If you are feeling fine, then relax and then enter the steam room. A usual visit should last 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure that you have read the instructions regarding the duration of stay in the steam room at your spa or sports club.

If you have hypertension, then after the steam session, do not go into a cool swimming pool. You can try it next time.

Steam rooms have many other benefits

besides relaxing you and cleansing your skin. Steam rooms give you relief from muscle soreness and stiff joints. These also help in enhancing the immune and blood circulation system. Furthermore, it is effective in lymph detoxification and sinus congestion relief.

Hence, if you are a hypertension patient, you can also benefit from steam rooms if you take some precautions.

 



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