Do Infrared Saunas Kill the Eggs of Parasites?
Infrared saunas offer a host of benefits. They're a wonderful tool for detoxification, relaxing, improving circulation and purifying your skin. But, can they aid in killing parasites and the eggs of parasites?
Infrared saunas are a wonderful tool for detoxification, relaxing, improving circulation and purifying your skin. But, they're not a substitute for medical treatment in the case of a parasitic infection. It's important to be familiar with parasite symptoms and effective forms of treatment, in addition to possible prevention methods.
What Are Parasites?
Parasites are a class of organisms that live on or in humans, animals and various plant species. Though everyone carries parasites, most healthy individuals' bodies keep parasites in check. However, parasites are a global health issue that accounts for many of the diseases in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are three main classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans: protozoa, helminths and ectoparasites. Most parasitic diseases are linked to tropical climates, contaminated food and water, and poor hygiene practices. In addition, the risk factors for parasitic infection include malnutrition, contact with animal feces, insect bites and a weakened immune system.
Symptoms of Parasites
Parasites can live in the intestines for years without causing noticeable symptoms. However, when symptoms do occur, they may include nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, gas or bloating, weight loss and passing worms in your stool.
Benefits of an Infrared Sauna
Many people believe that regular infrared sauna sessions (sometimes dubbed "sauna therapy") can help to cleanse the body of toxins, eliminate harmful stressors and reduce the risk of infection. In addition, there are many other benefits that stem from infrared sauna therapy. These include enhanced circulation and oxidation of bodily tissues, skin rejuvenation and relaxation.
Note, however, that there are no definitive medical studies that state that infrared saunas can kill parasites or parasite eggs.
Always consult your doctor before trying infrared sauna therapy. In addition, you should never spend more than 20 minutes at a time in an infrared sauna. Otherwise, you run the risk of overheating. Listen to your body; if you feel any discomfort, leave and cool down.
Parasite Prevention Methods and Forms of Treatment
The main treatment for parasites is medication. The type of medication you take will largely depend on what kind of parasite you have. Your doctor will choose the drug that will be most effective. In addition, you can take some simple steps to help reduce your risk of contracting a parasite. Practicing good hygiene, cooking and freezing your meat thoroughly, staying away from mosquito-infested areas and deworming your pets are all excellent ways to prevent parasites.
Infrared saunas offer a host of benefits, including eliminating toxins, keeping your skin healthy and your immune system in check, and providing a deep sense of relaxation. However, when it comes to treating parasites and parasite eggs, medical intervention is highly recommended. This is because conventional medical treatments rid parasites quicker and more effectively than alternative treatments.
Don't hesitate to contact your doctor if you suspect you may have a parasitic infection.
Justine Harrington is a writer and editor based in Austin, Texas by way of Oklahoma. Find out more at www.justineharrington.com