USING A SAUNA FOR CROHN’S DISEASE
How can an infrared sauna from Good Health Saunas help you with the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?
We will discuss that. First, let’s talk about what Crohn’s Disease is and what you can do to deal with its’ symptoms.
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s Disease is an inflammation that affects your digestive system, particularly your intestines. This leads to swelling and scarring of the lining of the intestines which is a cause for severe pain for people who suffer with Crohn’s Disease.
It is a chronic condition- which means people live with it for life. The good news however is that Crohn’s Disease is not fatal and does not shorten a person’s life.
Although medical researchers are not completely sure what causes Crohn’s Disease, there is some evidence that suggests that Crohn’s Disease is an autoimmune disease.
An autoimmune disease happens when the immune cells of a person’s body begins to attack that person’s own cells. Normally, the cells of immune system fight against bacteria and other invaders that cause disease. A dysfunction in how these cells work cause them to “turn” on the body.
It is important to note however that eating a certain food on its’ own does not cause Crohn’s Disease. However, an overactive immune system could sense food as an “invader” just as it would bacteria and begin to inappropriately attack your intestines.
Crohn’s Disease has also been reported in research studies to have a genetic component. Up to 20% of people with Crohn’s Disease has a relative who had either Crohn’s Disease or another inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis.
Crohn’s Disease can occur at any point in a person’s life but typically comes up between the ages of 15 and 35 years old.
A series of tests are needed to diagnose Crohn’s Disease.
If you notice that you begin to have a stomach ache with cramping that stays persistent for a few days, it is worth checking in with your doctor to rule out conditions like Crohn’s Disease.
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease include:
- – Diarrhea
- – Cramping
- – Pain
- – Weight loss
How Crohn’s Disease is treated
There is no known cure for Crohn’s disease although there are therapies to help manage the disease.
The goal of treating Crohn’s Disease is to reduce inflammation and prevent flare-ups.
The good news here is that there are a number of treatment options available that can help control the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease and help you achieve and maintain remission. Remission is where you have little to no symptoms of Crohn’s Disease due to effective treatment.
This is where an infrared sauna from Good Health Saunas becomes invaluable to you.
Treatment regimen for Crohn’s Disease includes:
- – Diet management– you may be asked to watch out for foods that trigger pain and cramping for you and eliminate those from your diet. You may also be asked to eliminate fried and fatty foods from your diet.
- – Immunomodulatory drugs– These calm down an otherwise overactive immune system.
- – Antibiotics– To deal with bacterial causes of Crohn’s Disease.
- – Pain relievers
- – Anti-diarrhea medication
- – Nutritional supplements including probiotics
You can also heal your body naturally and achieve remission by using an infrared sauna from Good Health Saunas.
Heat therapy has long been used in medicine to relax muscles and treat a myriad of diseases.
It all comes down to how an infrared sauna works. The infrared light rays emitted penetrate deep into the fat and muscles of the body to raise your body temperature.
This natural “hyperthermia” results in a number of health-promoting benefits. A 20-30-minute session in an infrared sauna can do wonders for you!
The rays from an infrared sauna from Good Health Saunas penetrate the body and cause a brief but beneficial increase in body temperature inducing an artificial fever and mimicking the body’s natural mechanism to boost the body’s systems. This induced fever is one of the best ways to rid the body of unwelcome visitors such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. With regular sessions in a sauna, bacteria associated with Crohn’s disease can be removed from the body naturally- before they do their damage.
Within just a few minutes of the soothing heat that comes from our far-infrared sauna systems, you will experience a relaxing the muscles around your digestive system and your body will begin to circulate blood better.
The cramping of your intestinal wall can leave a Crohn’s Disease sufferer drained and tired. Improved circulation of your blood during a sauna session will deliver more oxygen to your brain which in turn will leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored both in body and mind.
Another benefit of infrared heat is that it helps with the release of endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that interact with the pain receptors in your brain to reduce pain and give you a natural “feel good” feeling.