Hyperthermia is the elevation of body temperature beyond normal ranges. While hyperthermia can refer to a life-threatening complication, intentional hyperthermia has been studied for his possible benefits for the immune system, cardiovascular system, as a cancer adjuvant, and for increasing physical endurance.
Types of hyperthermia[edit | edit source]
Physiological effects[edit | edit source]
Immune system[edit | edit source]
Cardiovascular system[edit | edit source]
Possible health benefits[edit | edit source]
As a cancer adjuvant[edit | edit source]
There have been numerous in vitro and in vivo studies demonstrating the potential of mild hyperthermia to sensitize cancerous tumorous to chemotherapy and radiation.
In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[edit | edit source]
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Resources[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia - Hyperthermia
- Peer, Adrienne J.; Grimm, Melissa J.; Zynda, Evan R.; Repasky, Elizabeth A. (March 1, 2010), "Diverse immune mechanisms may contribute to the survival benefit seen in cancer patients receiving hyperthermia", Immunologic Research, 46 (1–3): 137–154, doi:10.1007/s12026-009-8115-8, ISSN 0257-277X, retrieved November 9, 2016