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The benefits of saunas to prevent heart disease

According to a recent study, saunas help prevent heart disease, especially sudden cardiac death. Discover its protective benefits of the heart.

Saunas are rooms, usually made of wood, that have a high temperature (approximately between 80 and 100 degrees), so that our body must work to stay cold. It is a healthy and recommended option when we want to eliminate toxins and purify our body. But before enjoying the qualities that a sauna session offers us, it is necessary to keep in mind some basic advice: It is not recommended for pregnant women and for those who suffer from hypertension problems, or suffer from some type of cardiovascular disease. Interestingly, and despite these basic contraindications to take into account before using a sauna, a recent scientific study seems to have shown the opposite, according to the results that have been obtained.

The research analyzed a group of 2,315 Finnish men between the ages of 42 and 60, residents of the Kuopio province, and frequent sauna sessions.

According to the results obtained from this research (with an average follow-up of almost 21 years), saunas seem to help reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death. As you surely know, it consists of a fatal coronary disease that occurs and appears without prior warnings of risk. In fact, the researchers in this case are clear: the risk decreases the more saunas are enjoyed.

Specifically, the risk of sudden cardiac death was 22% lower in those men who took between two and three sauna sessions each week, and 63% in those who did it between four and seven times. Furthermore, death from cardiovascular disease was 27% lower for the former and 50% lower for the latter.

The qualities of saunas in the prevention of heart disease are found in that it improves endothelial function, improves pulmonary ventilation and also helps reduce the incidence of arrhythmias.

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