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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/15/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I enjoy using the dry sauna at my local gym. Any reason this might be contra-indicated for UC? The only issue I can foresee is dehydration. Likewise, anyone think that the sauna has benefit for their UC?
Moderate pan-UC, diagnosed 12/07.
Asacol 4 x 3, Colocort nightly, probiotics, fish oil, vitamins.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 1/15/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a suana regularly, it should cause you no problems.  I find it very relaxing and enjoyable as well as a way to cleanse the body in a way that ordinary soap and water can not. 

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 1/16/2008 3:03 AM (GMT -6)   
saunas...ugh....suffocating and stink....not on a list of must-dos...but many like them. 

I found this that you should check out beforehand.




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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 1/16/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I never liked saunas either, to hard to breathe in there. But it never bothered my Uc in anyway or form. In fact, it sort of soothed my Uc because heat tends to make my gut feel better.
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