Endocrine effects of repeated sauna bathing.

  title={Endocrine effects of repeated sauna bathing.},
  author={Juhani Lepp{\"a}luoto and Pirkko Huttunen and Jorma I. Hirvonen and Anssi V{\"a}{\"a}n{\"a}nen and M O Tuominen and Juhani Vuori},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  volume={128 3},
Ten healthy male and seven female volunteers were exposed to dry heat (in a Finnish sauna 80 degrees C) 1 h twice a day for 7 days. The levels of ACTH in plasma, cortisol, TSH, thyroid hormones, testosterone, gonadotropins, prolactin and GH in serum and urinary excretion of catecholamines were determined before the experiment, and on the first, third and seventh days. Females participated only in prolactin studies. During the experiments there were no statistically significant changes in serum… CONTINUE READING
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