Odd question here. I have seen mention of saunas in many discussions and have done a search on this site and gotten 219 hits. Looked in the wiki but haven't found a real discussion on the benefits of saunas, sweat and the science behind it.
My reason for asking is also odd. I recently had to add a second BP medication and my GP chose lisinopril. It is working well for BP control with little side effects. The one side effect I have noticed is it makes me sweat when exerting myself much more than I normally would prior to this medication. I am a person who tolerates heat well, cold poorly and honestly rarely sweats. About a month on lisinopril, I noticed I sweat profusely when exerting myself in summer weather. This is something I do almost every day for fitness as well as added exercise, cut the grass, tear out bushes, weed, rake, etc.
It really isn't bothersome enough that I would stop this medication as it doesn't happen with my daily life in warm weather but only when I am working hard. If the real goal is to sweat for us APOE4's, it seems like this might be a positive for me, accomplish something and sweat! So that is my question , is sweating the real goal and why? Is the reason why you sweat a factor in this benefit?
No family history of AD, they drop dead of heart attacks in their early 40's!
Celiac and Hashimotos