Hydrogen sulfide baths: benefits and harms to the human body
Hydrogen sulphide is a chemical compound that is used in small concentrations to treat patients with diseases of the internal organs. The substance is a colorless gas with the odor of rotten eggs. At a large gathering in the air, the substance is deadly to humans. A single breath of its high concentrations leads to death. In medicine, a substance used for therapeutic baths and the reception inside the composition of mineral waters. Benefits and harms of hydrogen sulfide baths is due to their chemical composition.
The role of hydrogen sulfide in the human body
Normally, the hydrogen sulfide is contained in the human body. It is a natural antispasmodic that relaxes smooth muscles and walls of blood vessels. The substance affects the activity of the nervous system, improves memory.
Hydrogen sulfide prevents the development of cardiovascular diseases. It expands the small blood vessels and capillaries, improves intracellular metabolism, has anti-inflammatory properties. In men, the hydrogen sulfide improves erection.
In severe cardiac disorders (myocardial infarction) deficit of hydrogen sulfide threat these conditions:
- intracellular oxidation;
- slowing of blood flow in a vessel;
- necrosis of the heart muscle;
- increased concentration of endogenous hydrogen sulfide contributes to the development of diabetes of the first type (insulin-dependent), the compound kills cells in the pancreas and reduces the level of insulin production.
The beneficial properties of hydrogen sulfide treatment
Water with hydrogen sulfide is used not only for treatment but also for recovery, strengthening of protective forces, disease prevention.
In some cases, prescribe hydrogen sulfide baths:
- gynecology – adnexitis, cervical erosion, inflammation of the cervical canal;
- andrology – prostatitis, orchitis, epididymitis;
- dermatology seborrhea, eczema, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.
- rheumatology – arthritis, rheumatism;
- orthopedics – sciatica;
- neurology – polyneuritis, plexitis (inflammation of the large nerve plexus), peripheral nerve injuries, multiple sclerosis, encephalitis;
- cardiology – ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction (rehabilitation), heart failure, hypertension;
- endocrinology – metabolic and hormonal processes, dysfunction of the endocrine glands;
- gastroenterology – gastritis, colitis, peptic ulcer disease.
The use of hydrogen sulfide in the bathrooms can be combined with other chemical elements. This integrated approach is chosen individually for each patient.
Contraindications to hydrotherapy gray
Hydrogen sulphide water brings not only benefits but also harm. Baths shown in many chronic pathologies contraindicated to patients in acute diseases, in all acute forms.
The power of the body hydrogen sulfide is unacceptable under these conditions:
- the acute phase of myocardial infarction;
- hypertensive crisis;
- chronic damage to small blood vessels;
- glomerulonephritis (inflammatory the filtration of the kidneys);
- low blood pressure;
- the postoperative period on the digestive system;
- the violation of the circulation of the brain;
- hyperthyroidism (Graves ' disease).
The temporary restrictions of the acceptance of hydrogen sulfide baths are increased body temperature, acute infectious diseases, suppurative lesions of the skin. The procedure is not prescribed to patients with blood disorders and cancer. Do not recommend baths in the pathology of the liver and kidneys.
Methods of treatment with sulfide baths
Each patient treatment is appointed individually, based on their diagnosis and goals of therapy. All recommendations must be strictly adhered to. Most often used two main methods – stationary and speed. The basic difference between these methods – constant and variable concentration of hydrogen sulfide. Stationary technique involves the use of an identical dosage of a substance during each procedure. The step method is a gradual increase in the dose of hydrogen sulfide during the treatment.
Bath are different, depending on their purpose. One for total immersion, the other to influence specific body parts (feet, hands). The average treatment course includes 10-12 procedures.
Hydrogen sulfide baths are prescribed daily. Must be a break between them at least a day.
Standard treatment regimens: taking a bath in a day or two days of treatment, then a day of rest.
The procedure has a calming effect on the nervous system. Not only improves the physical condition of the patient, but also restores the psycho-emotional background, relieves stress and nervous overstrain. Baths have analgesic effect.
Hydrogen sulfide increases circulation and creates blood flow in the skin, extremities and internal organs. This contributes to improving tissue regeneration, restore them. The procedure improves the functioning of glands and reduces perspiration and sebum production, prevents the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.
During the procedure, the patient has intense redness of the skin. This is normal and is caused by blood flowin small vessels and capillaries. If the bath is taken longer than the scheduled time, the skin becomes blue. During the procedure, the body temperature rises by 1-2 degrees.
Overdose of hydrogen sulfide leads to spasm of the coronary vessels (the arteries that feed blood to the heart muscle).
Hydrogen sulfide for ingestion
Water saturated with hydrogen sulfide, it is possible to drink, but only under the supervision of a physician in a hospital, sanatorium, preventorium.
Intake of chemical compounds inside shown in chronic processes in gastrointestinal tract:
- biliary dyskinesia;
- stagnation of bile;
- as antidote to chronic poisoning by salts of heavy metals.
Water containing hydrogen sulphide is well tolerated by the body, so it is prescribed to children with weakened immune systems, chronic allergic reactions.
The hydrogen sulfide contained in the water, which is extracted from deep wells. In surface waters its content is low. Hydrogen sulfide is present in those waters where there is a Deposit of sulphate ores (iron + sulfur).
The best-known sources of hydrogen sulfide:
- Matsesta (Sochi);
- Hot Key;
- Ust ' -Kachka;
The maximum tolerated dose of the substance that you can drink during the day, should not exceed 50 mg/l. higher concentrations cause poisoning of the body. The recommended dose is 10-30 mg/L.
The attitude of sulfurous water mixed. This is because minor violations dosages of the substance during use can cause the opposite effect, to aggravate the disease, cause additional complications.
Water treatment with hydrogen sulfide is good restorative therapy for chronic diseases of internal organs, injuries of the musculoskeletal system, unstable psychological state.