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Taking sauna bath frequently can reduce the risk of dementia

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 18, 2016, 4:09 pm IST
Updated Dec 18, 2016, 4:09 pm IST
According to a research, the sense of well-being and relaxation experienced during sauna bathing can help reduce risk of dementia.
Frequent sauna bathing was earlier found to significantly reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death, the risk of death due to coronary artery disease and other cardiac events, as well as overall mortality. (Photo: Representional Image)
 Frequent sauna bathing was earlier found to significantly reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death, the risk of death due to coronary artery disease and other cardiac events, as well as overall mortality. (Photo: Representional Image)

Taking sauna bath once a day can help you to reduce dementia. It is not actually a type of disease, but it's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.

In a 20-year follow-up study involving 2,000 middle-aged men, the researchers found that men taking a sauna four to seven times a week were 66 per cent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia than those taking a sauna once a week.

 

According to a research, the sense of well-being and relaxation experienced during sauna bathing can help reduce risk of dementia. According to dementia charities, saunas might work by reducing blood pressure and improving circulation.

In the earlier days, frequently visiting the sauna significantly reduces risk of sudden cardiac death, the risk of death due to coronary artery disease and other cardiac events, as well as overall mortality. But In a 20-year follow-up study involving 2,000 middle-aged men, the researchers found that men taking a sauna four to seven times a week were 66 per cent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia than those taking a sauna once a week. 

 

According to Professor Jari Laukkanen, the study leader, sauna bathing may also protect both the heart and memory, but the exact mechanisms behind this protection are unknown. 

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