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