Duodenal Ulcers

Using a Sauna for Ulcer Relief

Often thought to be a product of stress and diet, ulcers in the stomach and small intestines can be a painful condition with problematic complications. While many lifestyle changes can alleviate symptoms and treat ulcers, infrared sauna ulcer relief is a natural healthy alternative.

A bacterial infection is typically responsible for causing most ulcers. A bacteria called H. pylori adversely affects the protective mucus over the lining of the stomach or small intestine, allowing stomach acid to reach the lining itself. An infrared sauna’s rays 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 immune system. 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, ulcer-causing bacteria can be removed from the body naturally, before they can do their damage.

Sauna ulcer relief can even be helpful if ulcers worsen and cause obstruction, or a narrowing and blockage. In an infrared sauna, heat penetrates the body 1-2 inches, heating the body from the inside and improving blood circulation. Increased blood flow can help relieve the swelling and scarring causing the obstruction.