Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Heart Attack & Water

Heart Attack and Water - I never knew this

Heart Attack & Water
Something I didn't know either! I asked my Doctor why do I and other people urinate (pee) so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor = Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright. When you lie down and the lower body (legs and other things) 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 is news to me.

Correct time to drink water ... from a Cardiac

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

glasses of water after waking  up - helps activate internal organs
glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

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.