Impact of radon and combinatory radon/carbon dioxide spa on pain and hypertension: Results from the explorative RAD-ON01 study

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Rühle PF, Klein G, Rung T, Phan HT, Fournier C, Fietkau R, Gaipl U, Frey B
Zeitschrift: Modern Rheumatology
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
Band: 29
Heftnummer: 1
Seitenbereich: 165-172
ISSN: 1439-7595


Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Therapies with low doses of radon have beneficial effects on patients suffering from chronic painful degenerative and inflammatory diseases. We already showed that this is accompanied by systemic immune modulations. We here focus on pain-reducing effects of very low doses of radon by adding carbon dioxide water and its impact on heart rate variability (HRV), blood pressure and free radicals.
METHODS: 97 of 103 patients receiving radon spa (1.200 Bq/l at 34 °C or 600 Bq/l, 1 g/l CO2 at 34 °C) were monitored before and at three different time points after therapy. Individual pain perception was analyzed and the capability to process radicals. At each time point, the hypertensive patients (n = 46) were examined over 24 h for blood pressure and HRV.
RESULTS: Long-term pain reduction was observed in the majority of patients. A modulation of superoxide dismutase was identified, presumably representing a priming effect for lowering radiation stress. Further, lowering of blood pressure, especially in those patients who additionally received carbon dioxide, was seen. Radon did in particular impact on HRV implying lasting relaxation effects.
CONCLUSION: Radon/carbon dioxide spa efficiently reduces pain. In particular, patients simultaneously suffering from painful and cardiovascular diseases should be treated by combination of radon and CO2.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Fietkau, Rainer Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Strahlentherapie
Frey, Benjamin PD Dr.
Strahlenklinik
Gaipl, Udo Prof. Dr.
Strahlenklinik
Rühle, Paul-Friedrich Dr. rer. nat.
Strahlenklinik


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GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
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APA:
Rühle, P.-F., Klein, G., Rung, T., Phan, H.T., Fournier, C., Fietkau, R.,... Frey, B. (2019). Impact of radon and combinatory radon/carbon dioxide spa on pain and hypertension: Results from the explorative RAD-ON01 study. Modern Rheumatology, 29(1), 165-172. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14397595.2018.1442640

MLA:
Rühle, Paul-Friedrich, et al. "Impact of radon and combinatory radon/carbon dioxide spa on pain and hypertension: Results from the explorative RAD-ON01 study." Modern Rheumatology 29.1 (2019): 165-172.

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