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Dudince thermal spring, treatment and relaxation

Dudince Spa is a relatively young thermal spa in Slovakia, but we can say with certainty that it occupies a worthy place among Slovak spas.

The legend of Dudince tells of a count, the owner of Dudince Spa, who wanted to surprise Empress Sissy with something unusual during her visit to Dudince. He decided to make an odourless, refreshing drink from the medicinal water, which few people like to drink due to its unpleasant smell, reminiscent of rotten eggs. He entrusted this task to a chemist who mixed Dudinka water with various ingredients, but most often with Dudinka wine, until finally he was able to create a delicious and cooling drink. He named it Dudince Imperial Water after the Empress.

The Dudince Spa can rightly be considered one of the southernmost spas in Slovakia, making it one of the warmest places in the country. Situated on the slopes of the Krupinska Basin, practically on the border with Hungary, it is only 90 km from Budapest. 

The resort is situated in the small town of Dudince, which is based on spa hotels. The entire infrastructure of the spa town of Dudince is devoted to its visitors. There are pleasant pubs where guests can enjoy inexpensive specialities of the Slovak national cuisine, a supermarket and small shops where you can buy souvenirs and local healing products.

We also offer our guests many leisure-time activities such as trips to Budapest, the interesting and authentic Slovak town Banská Štiavnica, trips to castles in Slovakia, the highlight of which is a visit to the stone castle Červen. For wine lovers, excursions with tastings and the opportunity to buy local wines are organised.

Dudinka mineral water

Dudinka healing mineral water is one of the rarest in the world. Its high mineralization and unique combination of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide make it possible to treat several kinds of illnesses at the same time. The most important are diseases of the musculoskeletal apparatus, cardiovascular and neurological diseases and those caused by occupational overload. The therapeutic properties of the mineral waters are also used as a preventive measure against the development of these diseases.

Why does Dudinka water cure such a wide range of illnesses?

The carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide it contains have a joint therapeutic effect. The carbon dioxide significantly improves the blood supply to the skin, which in turn affects haemodynamics and reduces the peripheral vascular resistance. This leads to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The heart rate is also reduced and the rheological properties of the blood are improved.

Dudinka health resort's main health factory

The altitude of the resort is 140 metres above sea level, which is important for people with cardiovascular problems.

The resort's main factor is its mineralised water (total mineralisation reaches 5,923 mg/l). Each litre of water contains almost 1450 mg of CO2 and at the same time almost 6 mg of hydrogen sulphide. Its natural temperature is 27.2 degrees (for therapeutic purposes it can be heated to 33-37 degrees).

In terms of composition the water is classified as carbonate, sodium-calcium bicarbonate. It contains mainly boron, fluorine and magnesium. Its versatile composition gives the water the peculiarity to cure diseases with opposite diagnoses at the same time.

Carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide contained in the water, once absorbed by the body, stimulate its therapeutic effects. The carbon dioxide considerably improves blood circulation in the skin, which in turn affects haemodynamics and lowers the blood pressure. This improves the function of the cardiovascular system in general, as well as the rheological properties of blood and plasma, i.e. the elasticity of red blood cells increases and the accumulation of blood plaques decreases.

The hydrogen sulphide contained in the mineral water enters the body through the skin and is retained in the connective tissues. The more damaged tissues are, the more sulfur is absorbed into them. In addition, sulphurous water improves the dilation of capillaries and arteries, increases vasoactive substances, affects the peripheral sympathetic nerve endings, reduces pain and has the same effect on haemodynamics as carbon dioxide.

It is this synergy of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide that is used for the treatment of people with polymorbidity (a combination of cardiovascular diseases with diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous system).

For this reason during a stay at the spa, it is possible to simultaneously treat e.g. coronary heart disease, heart attack related diseases, high blood pressure, as well as degenerative or inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system and neurological diseases.

The maximum therapeutic effect of the mineral water is achieved when a person lies in the water at rest, without excessive movements and water fluctuations.

Treatment begins with an initial examination by a doctor. Depending on the state of your health, the doctor will prescribe the most suitable treatment and then work out an individual course of treatment for each patient. This individual approach ensures that you return home healthy and full of energy at the end of your spa stay.

The recommended length of your stay can vary from 14 to 21 days.

Anyone who visits the Dudinka spa can be sure of the exceptional and beneficial effect that the Dudinka mineral water has on the organism.

Drinking Dudinka sulphurous water has beneficial effects on diseases:

  • liver, especially steatosis;
  • osteoporosis - fluorine and calcium play an important role in preventing or treating this disease, as together with other minerals they participate in bone tissue metabolism;
  • diabetes - mineral water enhances insulin action due to the presence of bicarbonates;
  • disorders of the digestive tract - Dudinka mineral water has a beneficial effect on the permeability of the intestinal wall and helps cure constipation;
  • gastro-intestinal disorders - e.g. stomach ulcers, increased production of gastric juice (in case of gastro-intestinal disorders it is important to remove the carbon dioxide from the water by shaking or heating)
  • in certain mental disorders, which are mainly caused by mood changes - due to the presence of lithium and magnesium in the mineral water, stress reactions are absorbed.