Change in hormones reflecting sympathetic activity in the Finnish sauna.

@article{Lammintausta1976ChangeIH,
  title={Change in hormones reflecting sympathetic activity in the Finnish sauna.},
  author={Risto Lammintausta and Erkka Syv{\"a}lahti and A I Pekkarinen},
  journal={Annals of clinical research},
  year={1976},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={266-71}
}
The effects of the high temperature (80-120 degrees C) of the Finnish Sauna bath on the concentrations of growth hormone, immunoreactive insulin and renin activity in plasma, on blood glucose and on the urinary excretion of aldosterone, vanilmandelic acid and sodium of 55 healthy volunteers were studied. There was a significant increase in mean heart rate (62%), serum growth hormone (142%) and plasma renin activity (95%) in the Sauna. One hour after the Sauna bath the mean serum growth hormone… CONTINUE READING

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