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Heart Attack and Water Consumption According to Mayo Clinic

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

*Mayo Clinic*

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 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.

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.

1. 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.

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

Please read on.
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know.
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

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

"Life is a one time gift"

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GINIEMIE 2/28/2013 9:45AM

    emoticon for the info. I'll pass it on to my DIL and son. I drink water all day and at night, but I did learn a few things here.

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GOLFLADY11 2/20/2013 11:20AM

    Wow! I learned a lot from this article. I am copying some of it as very important stuff!! I especially am glad to get the info on when to drink the water. Thanks so much!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRICKET231 2/7/2013 8:52AM

    Thank you for the good info.

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JLLOVETT 2/6/2013 3:11PM

    Thanks for the 411! emoticon

A lot of useful info - I think I'll keep aspirin on my husbands night stand! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/6/2013 1:05PM

  that's very insightful ! I wonder if I could put it in my articles section of my page. Know how? emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/6/2013 12:33PM

    Thank you for such good information.
Have a terrific day.

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GLINDAW 2/6/2013 10:14AM

    Thank you for this info!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/6/2013 9:09AM

    OMG, I used to get horrible leg cramps! Not anymore. Between a banana/day adn proper hydration no more!

Thanks for posting this information. It's important!


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GABY1948 2/6/2013 7:55AM

    GREAT info, thanks for sharing with us!

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MISSM66 2/6/2013 7:22AM

    emoticon thank you for sharing emoticon emoticon

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MILPAM3 2/6/2013 7:20AM

  Excellent information. Thank you so much for blogging about it. emoticon

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GOLFGMA 2/6/2013 6:52AM

    This is some good information and I copied it to send to friends. emoticon

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FLORIDAGHOST 2/6/2013 6:43AM

    Thank you for this great info! emoticon

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BAMEIBOO 2/6/2013 12:44AM

    Was just about to take a bath when I read this. So I'm off to get water first. Very interesting, I read it aloud to my hubby. We just bought that baby aspirin for a sick dog, so have plenty on hand!
Thanks so much for posting this!

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ZRIE014 2/6/2013 12:38AM

  very good

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