Heat and cold have long used in diseases and functional disorders of the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, small and large intestines, liver and gallbladder, bile ducts.
Currently, dry and moist heat is used for diseases of the digestive system: it is used in most diseases of the gastrointestinal tract associated with disorders of the central nervous system and its autonomic division, as well as related metabolic disorders.
The heat causes a number of changes in the skin, has a reflex and humoral effects not only on individual organs, but also on the entire body, including the nervous system. It is used in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Sauna increases resistance, regulates neyrovegetativ-ing reactivity. bath (sauna) is one of the hydropathic procedures applied in the combined treatment to help improve the re-zistentnosti and adaptive abilities of the organism through the nervous, and hormonal influences gumoralnis.
When using the bath (sauna) for therapeutic purposes should take into account that the digestive tract functionally operates as a whole: a single organ dysfunction affects the path of others. Gastro-ki-muscular tract has a close relationship with other organs and body systems, such as the cardiovascular and urogenital, so its pathology can affect their functioning. In turn, disorders of other organs and body systems, primarily the central nervous system, causing disorders of the digestive system.
Most of the diseases of digestive system disorders accompanied by the functions of individual organs or organic damage. Most often this manifests impaired motility, secretion, absorption, and intermediate metabolism. Heat and cold affect the secretory function, motility and circulation of the gastro-intestinal tract-tion.
Changes in the activity of gastric-intestinal tract, but it depends on the thermal baths and the impact of reactivity. The value of the thermal efficiency of the impact associated with the method of application of heat and duration of its exposure to humidity, a form of hydrotherapy. For example, in certain diseases of the stomach after a bath recommended various types of mineral water or juices.
In the application of hydrotherapy bath (cooling process) should take into account the nature of the functional disorders of the digestive system:
hyper or hypo-secretion, increased or decreased motility of the gastrointestinal tract.
After the bath should be observed drinking regime tailored to the needs and functional abnormalities in the liquid.
Indications for the sauna (bath) for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract:
benign disease without violating the basic functions, mainly functional dyspepsia, peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer in remission status after surgery on the stomach and duodenum (6 months) with no functional disorders, motor-evacuation-functional bowel disorders onnye character state after resection of the small and large intestines (6 months) without dysfunction, habitual constipation in diseases of the stomach, duodenum, biliary tract, chronic cholecystitis without stones, biliary functional dyspepsia, a condition after operations on the gallbladder and biliary tract (6 months) without liver dysfunction.
Contraindications to the use of baths (saunas):
acute and subacute disease of the gastrointestinal tract, chronic hepatitis , chronic inflammation of the peritoneum, cholelithiasis, with frequent bouts of diarrhea , colostomy and enterostomy, tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, melena, and vomiting with blood , protokolity.