What is dangerous Russian bath: myths and facts
Despite the proven benefits of the Russian bath, this national means of maintaining the body in good shape can be very harmful and even dangerous for many people.
The spectrum of negative factors is very wide: starting from elementary unsanitary conditions and ending with too aggressive exposure to high temperatures and humidity on the body of sick people.
Unsanitary conditions became a scourge of many public baths. The conditions in the washing rooms and steam rooms are so favorable and chic that the colonies of disease-causing fungi and bacteria simply bloom in them. According to sanitary standards, shelves and pots in public baths must be treated with antibacterial agents, but where it is really done.
In a public bath, it is easy to become infected with foot fungus, skin and even venereal diseases, the pathogens of which can live for a long time in the micropores of damp wood in anticipation of a new owner.But even if you only go to your own bath, it is necessary to process all wooden surfaces with disinfectants. Especially if the bath is used not only adults, but also children.
Men are not recommended
The second danger of the Russian bath concerns men who dream of having offspring, but who are experiencing certain difficulties with this. Male reproductive system is extremely sensitive to high temperatures. If the scrotum is constantly in too hot conditions, the spermatozoa become sluggish and even die. To conceive a child with such non-viable sperm is extremely difficult.
For this reason, gentlemen of reproductive age are not recommended to wear tight pants, pressing the scrotum to the groin, and also often bathe in a bath or sauna. The optimal temperature for sperm is + 34 / + 35.5 ° C. The steam room generally acts on them as a punishing death machine. So if you really want to continue your race, it is better to get involved in cool douche than watch vigils in the heated bath atmosphere.
Take care of your heart!
For "cores" and hypertensives, the Russian bath is categorically contraindicated in general.It creates too much stress on the heart muscle, expanding the vessels and forcing the already weak heart to work 2-3 times more intensively.
At best, a person with a cardiovascular disease will feel severe weakness and lack of air in the bath. At worst, an ambulance with a heart attack or stroke will take him away. Russian bath can be useful only to extremely healthy people with a strong heart.
Chronic diseases and tumors
High temperature in the Russian bath and especially in the steam room leads to an exacerbation of chronic diseases. In vain, many believe that a good bath treats all diseases. This is not true. With anemia, varicose veins, vascular sclerosis, epilepsy, pulmonary tuberculosis, gastric ulcer, hepatitis and any neoplasms in the body, it is impossible to go to the bathhouse categorically.
A sick person can not only endanger others if he is sick, for example, tuberculosis or hepatitis, but also seriously deteriorate his own health. People with malignant neoplasms should forget about the bath in general. High temperatures and wet steam can trigger rapid tumor growth.The Russian bath is also contraindicated in children under 12 years old and the elderly. For them, this type of water treatment does more harm than good.