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Saunas and Your Health

Many people rely on saunas to help them rid their bodies of toxins and relax after a workout. However, while saunas do have these benefits, saunas can actually be hazardous to your health if used improperly. While you cannot predict every potential sauna-related accident, you should listen to your body if you choose to participate in a sauna session.

Staying Safe

Saunas, despite all of their health benefits, can actually increase some problems for you. Because you sweat so much during a sauna session, you are at risk for getting dehydrated. Thus, avoid the steam bath if you have not been drinking enough water throughout the day. Also, it can be problematic for pregnant women, as well as people with extremely high or low blood pressure or heart issues.

There are some things that you should be aware of before you sit in a sauna. If you have been drinking, the alcohol can impair your thinking about sauna usage. You may be tempted to stay in longer, which increases your chance for dehydration. It also puts you at risk for passing out in the sauna and suffering from burns. Lastly, alcohol already increases your chance for heart arrhythmia, and saunas can exacerbate that even further.

Although you should definitely take your health condition into consideration before getting in the sauna, there are some unpredictable events that can negatively affect you while in the cedar box. One such danger is a sauna fire, which has already killed numerous people all over the world. These can also cause burns and injuries related to smoke inhalation.

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If you or someone you know has suffered personal injuries due to sauna usage, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information regarding personal injury law, contact a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer at the firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.

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