Eone in four Portuguese suffers from high blood pressure, although many cases remain undiagnosed.
This is a matter of concern, this condition may be at the origin of other heart problems, including life-threatening strokes.
Although the adoption of a healthy and balanced diet, as well as regular physical activity, are two key points that must be followed by those who want to prevent the development of disease, there are indeed other natural ways to regulate blood pressure.
A study in the new UK suggested taking a bath can have a positive impact on physical health.
A team of researchers from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom analyzed the phenomenon and its impact on the treatment of hypertension.
The researchers looked at 10 fat men who remained in the bathtub with water heated to 38 degrees Celsius for one hour.
Blood samples are collected before bathing, immediately after and two hours later.
The results show that only one bath bath is sufficient to cause the release of nitric oxide. Substances that are responsible for relaxing blood vessels, thereby reducing hypertension.
The researchers also reported a decrease in sugar and insulin levels in the participants' bodies.
After completing the experience, one of the doctoral students involved, Sven Hoekstra, stated that spending an hour in a bathtub can "reduce the level of inflammation in the body and increase glucose metabolism in inactive and overweight individuals. "
The researchers also noted that the findings could also have "positive implications for metabolic health among the incapable population for several reasons to engage in physical exercise, especially bed rest."
Consult a doctor if you suffer from hypertension or suspect that you might suffer from this condition.
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