Infrared sauna benefits for hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is an under active thyroid gland, resulting in low thyroid hormone levels. These low levels can cause the body’s processes to slow down. People with hyperthyroidism tend to feel colder, fatigue easily, experience dry skin, and are more susceptible to depression. There is no cure for hypothyroidism, so the best option is to pursue treatment to keep symptoms at bay. Infrared saunas can provide some major benefits for anyone dealing with thyroid health problems.
Toxins are unavoidable; they’re in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and in many household items (cleaning products, makeup, etc.). Those with thyroid problems have an impaired ability to filter out toxins in the body and are therefore prone to liver issues. One of the body’s most effective ways to eliminate toxins is to sweat. Infrared saunas can help your body release toxins like ammonia, sulfuric acids, and toxic heavy metals.
Those struggling with poor thyroid health are in a chronic state of inflammation. Inflammation starts when the body senses an illness or threat to the immune system. This is a great response from your body, but can have negative consequences when stuck in a constant state of inflammation. Infrared saunas can reduce inflammation by bumping up your circulation and relaxing your muscles. This also aids in pain relief. Many people with a thyroid condition struggle with arthritis, joint pain, and chronic fatigue. Some time spent in an infrared sauna can help bring them relief.
While these benefits can be life changing for someone dealing with a thyroid condition, everyone can enjoy these awesome benefits. If you’re interested in learning about some of the numerous other benefits of infrared saunas, check out our post on why the sauna should be your new post workout hangout! Oh, and did we mention we have infrared saunas at M43 Fitness? Come check them out. You won’t be disappointed.