Hot Tubs for High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is the ultimate “cause and affect” affliction. Is high blood pressure the result of mounting stress, poor dietary choices and other factors, or is it the root cause of other medical problems like hypertension and heart attacks? Based on the research so far, it appears both cases are likely.
Whatever the ultimate impact of high blood pressure on you or your loved ones (whether it’s a cause or outcome), the fact still remains that it’s a serious condition that deserves constant attention. High blood pressure is associated with numerous medical conditions and diseases, including:
- Heart failure
- Vascular disease
- Vision loss
- Kidney malfunction
- Coronary artery disease
Blood pressure medication certainly helps, but side effects are always a consideration. For a more natural form of high blood pressure therapy, have you considered hot tubs?
As Arctic Spas owners can attest to, there’s nothing like climbing in a soothing hot tub for a relaxing soak, especially after a hard day of work. Hot tubs have long been considered one of life’s great “relief valves” for stress, anxiety and excessive tension. It seems that the human body just “knows” hot tubs can melt the worries away.
But what does the science say? Is there any truth behind the widely accepted opinion that a hot tub equals instant relaxation? We looked at some studies, and found some fascinating results.
Do Hot Tubs Lower Blood Pressure?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, a hot tub soak causes blood vessels to slightly dilate, thus lowering overall blood pressure. While it is not recommend for high blood pressure patients to constantly fluctuate between very cold water and warm water, there’s nothing wrong with occasional or regular hot tub use. In fact, hot tub use can be beneficial for those dealing with high blood pressure!
With verified blood vessel dilation, the link between high blood pressure relief and hot tubs appears pretty solid at this point. Other lifestyle factors (diet, exercise habits, age, family medical history, etc.) are of course always in consideration, but hot tub use really does appear to help with those suffering from high blood pressure.
As always, you should consult with your physician before engaging in any form of self-therapy, including hot tub use and hydrotherapy for high blood pressure.
Buying a Hot Tub from Arctic Spas: Definitely Not a High-Pressure Situation!
Here’s something else that will agree with your blood pressure: knowing that you’ve purchased the world’s finest hot tub, with minimal maintenance requirements, lifetime support, legendary customer service and the peace of mind that comes with owning a superior product. What’s more, our friendly associates are ready to assist you with your purchase.
Stop by an Arctic Spas authorized dealer today, download our hot tub and swim spa brochure, or give us a call at 800-309-1744. Thanks for considering Arctic Spas for your next all-in-one entertainment and hydrotherapy headquarters!