Saunas & Alcohol – Do not use a sauna while intoxicated. An intoxicated individual is not likely to realize the body’s negative reaction to heat. It is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover as alcohol dehydrates the body. Drinking Water can help cure a hangover! Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. In other words, Do not use a sauna while intoxicated.
NSAIDs may also elevate blood pressure and cause heart failure. The risk of heart attack and stroke achieved special notoriety with rofecoxib (Vioxx), a type of NSAID called a COX-2 inhibitor. It caused as many as 140,000 heart attacks in the . during the five years it was on the market (Vioxx was removed from the market in 2004). The regrettable experience with Vioxx raised awareness about the cardiovascular risk of NSAIDs, and led to further studies showing that the risk is not limited to Vioxx but is associated with all NSAIDs.