The elderly bathing half body bath helps the heart and lungs
There is an old saying in China: “The elderly are taking a bath, which is better than prescribing.
“But statistics show that nearly 10%-20% of high blood pressure elderly people suffer from cerebrovascular disease in the bath every year.”
In fact, the crux of the accident is not the bath itself, but the method is wrong.
Recently, Japan and South Korea may have research showing that the elderly are most suitable for washing “half body bath”.
The so-called “half-body bath” refers to the area below the navel when bathing.
Japanese health experts pointed out that the elderly should wash the “half body bath”, the time should be controlled within 30 minutes, the water temperature is around 37 °C, it is not hot.
Because the blood bleeding from the heart can be returned to the heart after circulating in the body for 1 minute.
If soaked in warm water for 30 minutes, the blood can be circulated 30 times in the body, which helps to enhance blood vessel elasticity and improve heart beat and lung respiratory function.
Another advantage of washing the half-body bath is that it can fully stimulate the acupuncture points and reflex zones of the lower extremities such as the feet and calves, speed up metabolism and regulate the function of the whole body.
Such as the foot of the Yongquan and Taichong points after the warm stimulation, there is the effect of nourishing kidney and protecting the liver.
Soaking for a while can relieve fatigue and convert toxins into sweat.
Bai Yu, professor of the Cerebrovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment Center of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, pointed out that the half-body bath is safer and healthier for the elderly.
Many elderly people are used to showering for convenience.
However, the bath can relieve the soreness of the muscles and muscles, eliminate fatigue, and the elderly have poor balance ability, and the bath can avoid hidden dangers such as falls.
Even if it is sprayed, the elderly can focus on the lower body, such as the abdomen, calves, feet and so on.
This can take advantage of the power of the water, shrink the penetration, massage, and promote blood circulation.
Xiao Zhenduo, an expert at the China Center for Aging Science, told reporters that water temperature above 42 °C may increase blood pressure, heart rate, hypertension, arteriosclerosis and diabetes, and pay special attention to water temperature.
He also reminded that when the old man is just saturated, and after a lot of exercise or labor, he should take a break and take a shower.