Sauna use linked to decreased blood pressure | Jari Laukkanen
High blood pressure is a robust predictor of future incidence of stroke, coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, and cardiovascular-related death. Men who report using the sauna regularly tend to have lower blood pressure. Sauna's beneficial effects on blood pressure may be due to a variety of mechanisms, including regulation of the autonomic nervous system and improved endothelial function and arterial compliance. In this clip, Dr. Jari Laukkanen describes some of the mechanisms that drive healthy blood pressure among men who use the sauna regularly.
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