Mayo Clinic Heart Health Excerpts

How many  folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the  night!!

Heart Attack and Water –  I  never knew all of this  ! Interesting…….

Something  else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why do people need to urinate so much at night time.  Answer from my Cardiac Doctor –
Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys,  it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last  statement!

I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to  me.

Correct  time to drink water… Very Important. From A  Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its  effectiveness on  the  body: 2 glasses  of water after waking up –  helps activate  internal organs

1 glass  of water 30  minutes before a  meal – helps  digestion

1 glass  of water before taking a bath – helps  lower blood pressure

1 glass  of water before going to bed –  avoids stroke or heart  attack

I  can also add to this… My Physician told me  that water  at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie  Horse.

Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the  Mayo Clinic,  who is lead author of the report in the July 29,  2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of  Cardiology.

Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally  between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the  night, when the heart should be most at rest, means  that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day,  take it at night.
The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”;  therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

FYI,  Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest  for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It’s about Heart Attacks –

There are other symptoms of a heart attack,  besides the  pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an  intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of  sweating;  however, these symptoms may also occur less  frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a  heart attack.

The majority of people (about 60%) who had  a heart attack during their sleep did not wake  up.  However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake  you up from  your deep sleep.  If that happens, immediately dissolve two  aspirins in your mouth  and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards:  – Call 911. – Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives  very close by.

– Say “heart attack!”  – Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.  – Take a seat on a chair or sofa  near the front door, and wait for their arrival and  …DO NOT LIE DOWN!

“Life is a one time gift”


About Michael Eisbrener

When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding... you can be yourself. Relaxed. You'll no longer be driving with your brakes on. ― Anthony de Mello Funny, but I often discover I have left the parking brake on as well. They say awareness, noticing is the first step... maybe the only one.
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