Contraindications for Biomat Use
The Biomat is an extremely safe device. The simplest question to ask is if someone can tolerate heat without any ill effects. There are some conditions that cannot tolerate heat. When in doubt, check with your medical professional.
The Biomat has been tested over many years of use within the United States and around the world. The Biomat has several safety certifications from the United States, Korea, Japan, and Europe.
- If someone has an external pacemaker on the outside of the body, they should not use the Biomat. (Those are very old). Normal pacemakers under the skin are not a problem.
- If someone has renal or kidney failure, they should not use heat. The Biomat increases oxygenation and flow of the blood. This will push blood quicker through the
- kidneys and further tax the kidneys.
- People with heat-sensitive Multiple Sclerosis may have problems with a Biomat. Those that do not have the heat-sensitive type will benefit from the Biomat.
- With organ transplants, the Biomat should not be used for at least two years. We do not want to see transplant rejection. This is a concern because a heightened immune system could occur.
- Newborn babies should not use the Biomat. Their thermostats have not regulated yet. Wait till they are at least 6
- months old and keep to the lower temperatures.
- Metal implants in the body parts have no problem. This would include hip replacements, knee, and spine.
- With breast implants, keep temperatures low.
- Pregnant women should only use very low temperatures.
- Children should use low heat.
- Any kind of external patch on the body should be removed while on the Biomat. The concern is with a possible undesired increase in uptake. This would include nicotine patches.
- Should any condition get worse while on the Biomat, seek out a medical professional.