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Nurture it with Hydrotherapy

Although considered as an effective and safe remedy, certain treatments of hydrotherapy may not be advisable in case of people suffering from chronic health problems. Heart disease and diabetes. The following precautions may be taken in order to avoid complications.

In case of being a diabetic, hot applications may be applied to the feet or legs. To treat a boil on the calf, a hot foot bath could be replaced by a small hot compress, the size of a washcloth. The other thing to be avoided are the full-body treatments such as body wraps.

If a person has been diagnosed with Raynaud's disease, he should avoid cold applications.

A diabetic, pregnant women, others with excessively high blood pressure, also needs to avoid hot immersion baths, as well as long and hot saunas; or a doctor's advise may be taken.

Any person who is prone to bladder or rectal irritation are advised to avoid taking cold foot baths. Those suffering from sciatica, pelvic inflammation or rheumatism in the toes or ankles are also advised to avoid cold baths.

Young children as well as elderly people get exhausted too easily due to excess heat and therefore are advised to avoid saunas and immersion baths that come under the full-body hot treatments.


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