Clinical efficiency and tolerance of hydrogen sulfide balneotherapy in hypertensive patients living in arid zone

Authors: Zunnunov ZR
Source: Ter Arkh. 2003;75(8):32-5.
DOI: Not specified Publication date: 2003 E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: Not specified
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Article abstract


To examine clinical efficiency and safety of moderate hydrogen sulfide (HS) baths in the treatment of hypertensive patients living in arid zones.


Sixty patients with stable essential hypertension (EH) of stage I-II according to WHO classification living in arid climate took sparing HS baths. Efficiency of the baths was assessed by changes in blood pressure (BP), 24-h monitoring of BP.


It is shown that systolic and diastolic BP after HS balneotherapy fell significantly both in daytime and at night. The 24-h profile of BP improved, heart rate decreased by 4.3%, physiological fluctuations of BP and BP variability were not damaged.


Moderate HS baths are recommended for wider use in a hot climate of the arid zone as an effective and safe method of balneotherapy which can be adjuvant to basic medication of EH.

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