Doctors in one voice say that cold water is the strongest stress to the body. Frequent data activity water treatments in the human body the systematic release of adrenal hormones – glucocorticoids. They are responsible for energy and stress experienced by the person. The systematic low temperatures, due to the constant dousing of the body, glucocorticoids are immediately released into the blood from the adrenal glands, triggering the appropriate mechanisms of energy production in the cells. In turn, this significantly reduces the function of the adrenal glands themselves, causing them to wear.
The danger of constant dousing with cold water is its negative effect on the blood vessels of the body: adrenal hormones and adrenaline can cause blood clots, causing irreparable harm to the capillaries and microvessels. As a result, the affected vessels of the legs. Doctors say that prolonged exposure to cold water on the human body (more than 2 minutes) can cause the body's stress response, inhibiting the immune system and destroys the blood vessels. Moreover, the stay in the water or under the water at the temperature of +12 ° C for at least 5 minutes will lead to General hypothermia, and if we do not take appropriate measures, it can be fatal.
Immoderate and daily dousing of cold water can completely deprive the body of reliable immune protection, as well as burn microvessels. The consequences of incorrect tempering will appear after months or years. In addition, such water treatment is absolutely contraindicated in children. The fact that their hormonal system has not really formed, therefore, such hardening of the body will lead to hormonal issues. Absolutely no ice, and with increased eye pressure: sudden changes in temperature increase of eye pressure, which in turn could trigger a retinal detachment.
Doctors forbid to address these water treatments for people suffering from heart disease, tachycardia, congestive heart failure, permanent irregular blood pressure. It is impossible to pour, and intolerance of the organism to low temperatures (allergic to cold), as well as the presence of inflammatory gynecological diseases, tuberculosis, rheumatism, gout and various cancer tumors. It is not recommended tempering the body with cold water to people who experience frequent headaches and suffer from hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
Older people pursue the hardening of the body should be only with the permission of the attending physician and under his close supervision.