Benefits And Side Effects Of Bathing With Ice Water Every Day?
Greetings Doctor, I want to ask you about the ice bath. I hear a lot of good things, but does it not bring any bad impression to the body if you take an ice bath every day?
Thank you for the question.
So far, not many studies have discussed the benefits and side effects of ice baths. However, here we explain some of the potential advantages and disadvantages.
Ice has a cold nature, so that when in contact with the skin, can trigger the body to produce more body heat by increasing metabolism. Therefore, this is believed to help you lose weight, although it's not yet known how much significance this will be. In addition, ice baths in some people can also have a good relaxing effect to relieve stress and muscle tension due to mental stress and excessive physical activity.
However, despite its potential benefits, ice baths are also still controversial because of the potential danger. In people with cold allergies, ice baths can trigger allergic symptoms, including itching, swelling, redness, rashes, tightness, coughing, colds, and even shock. Even in people who don't have cold allergies, complaints like this can also occur, it's just that the side effects are usually lighter. Exposure to the body to extremely cold ice temperatures, if done long enough, can also make the body shiver, heat and cold, and obviously any activity becomes uncomfortable because of it.
Therefore, it is recommended to take a bath at room temperature. Even if you want to take a bath with ice, you should first check your health condition to the doctor.
I hope this helps.