Heart attacks and peeing at night time

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posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 10:39 PM
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HEART ATTACKS AND WATER !
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 to urinate?

Email from a friend
QUOTE:
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 or is
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.


Mayo Clinic Aspirin 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.
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 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" END QUOTE:

I am not big on taking aspirin every day due to it's effect on the eyes when you get old...But might not be a bad idea to have some on the night stand just incase you wake up with some of the symtoms of the big one...




posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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It has been my understanding for a normally healthy person that an underlying heart disease can cause frequent urination at night.

I have had frequent urination day and night since a child...so did one of my children. It was the 'ring of lyons' in the urethra for her...and probably me. It also happens that I have a prolapsed mitral valve.

It is also my understanding that if the heart isn't able to keep up sufficient blood flow to the kidneys in the daytime because blood is filtered to other areas then it will compensate at night when the demand is lessened for these other areas most notably in congestive heart failure.

There is also the infamous enlarged prostate.



posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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Women need to understand that they don't always experience the same symptoms as men while having a heart attack. They will have what is referred to as a "silent" heart attack.

These heart attacks are void of many of the classic symptoms such as chest pain, numbness in the left arm, etc.

I am a Registered Nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, the world's premier heart hospital. We see many women come in who are in the midst of an acute myocardial infarction and have no idea.

A healthy lifestyle is the first step, as is frequent check-ups, however, genetics is a b*tch. You can't outrun it. I've taken care of many a marathon runner who couldn't believe they needed open-heart for a complete blockage in one of their coronary arteries.

Turns out heart disease runs rampant in their family.

Great thread, OP. S & F.



posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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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.

Thank you so much. This is the information I have been seeking for 5+ years. I have tried all kinds of things to help my husband with his leg cramps. They have lessened but still occur 1-2 times per month. I believe this information makes perfect sense and will try and remedy his issues by having him drink some water before bed.

I cannot thank you enough, I have spent hours researching.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by Ameilia
reply to post by 727Sky
 




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.

Thank you so much. This is the information I have been seeking for 5+ years. I have tried all kinds of things to help my husband with his leg cramps. They have lessened but still occur 1-2 times per month. I believe this information makes perfect sense and will try and remedy his issues by having him drink some water before bed.

I cannot thank you enough, I have spent hours researching.


Something else IMO that helps with leg cramps or any other type cramp (learned this in my tennis days) there is a pickle that is usually kept in the cool section of the supermarket.. Claussen Pickles and the juice...One or two sips of the juice and say good bye to the cramps in less than 5 minutes!! Sounds weird but try it. Also the pickles are pretty darn good too, IMO

I used to play tennis with a semi pro who actually represented the USA in the Senior Olympics once upon a time...Marvin Brown in his younger days played pro-football and was a great tennis player....He is the one who told me about the pickle juice and I must admit it has worked everytime for me.!!
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posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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Thanks for the thread. This information may be helpful for some family members of mine with heart conditions. I, however, can not take aspirin, due to an interaction with medication I take. It's sad, because just plain regular aspirin helped with headaches and joint pain so much better than acetaminophen or ibuprofen. But my doctor said if I took even one aspirin it could kill me. I'll have to figure out something else if I ever have a heart attack.

Uh oh, now everyone knows my kryptonite!



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Ameilia
I have tried all kinds of things to help my husband with his leg cramps. They have lessened but still occur 1-2 times per month.


I suffered from bad leg cramps for about a year. I was finally checked for Potassium and Magnesium levels due to an unrelated problem, both of which came up positive. I started taking suppliments and eating more foods high in Potassium, and the cramps stopped for good.

I later found out that some medications for acid reflux cause the body to not be able to efficiently absorb Potassium and Magnesium, and that Potassium deficiencies will cause leg cramps among other things. I have been taking over the counter omeprazole for acid reflux for years.

Anyway OP, thanks for the great info. I really need to start drinking more water. ETA: Your avatar is my all-time favorite. I just can't stop looking at it!
edit on 8/15/2013 by AntiNWO because: see above



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 02:31 PM
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Thank you so much. This is the information I have been seeking for 5+ years. I have tried all kinds of things to help my husband with his leg cramps. They have lessened but still occur 1-2 times per month. I believe this information makes perfect sense and will try and remedy his issues by having him drink some water before bed.


Potassium, Magensium and leg cramps

A common cause of leg cramps is a deficiency in some kind of electrolytic mineral, oftentimes potassium or magnesium. Either your diet is not rich enough in these minerals for physical activity or the physical activity itself is the cause. A combination of increasing body temperature, sweat and dehydration can cause you to become depleted of electrolytes during exercise. To avoid dehydration, increase you water intake before, during and after exercise.



It stopped my leg cramps withing a week


I see the guy above me beat me to it
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posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 04:10 PM
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This seems to be a variation on an old chain E-mail......It's got a mixture of good advice, and some bad info too (such as the half life of aspirin being 24 hours (it's actually 3-5 hours). Also the crystal aspirin is not a good idea since it contains caffeine.

Here's a good link that explains the good info from the bad. www.snopes.com...



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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A lot of the charlie horse/cramping also could be due to low potassium levels. Having low potassium levels can also cause heart palpitations.

EDIT TO ADD:

Is this about heart attacks/hydration or hangover cures?!?!
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posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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I eat bananas for leg cramps, but potatoes are equally rich in potassium.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by 727Sky


Something else IMO that helps with leg cramps or any other type cramp (learned this in my tennis days) there is a pickle that is usually kept in the cool section of the supermarket.. Claussen Pickles and the juice...One or two sips of the juice and say good bye to the cramps in less than 5 minutes!! Sounds weird but try it. Also the pickles are pretty darn good too, IMO


Love pickle juice for many things. But not Claussen - too many chemicals for my taste.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 10:30 PM
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Thanks for sharing OP ... really good, need-to-know info.

About taking the aspirin before bedtime; many brands contain caffeine as this helps with headaches/migraines.

So, if you take the aspirin at bedtime make sure it's a caffeine-free brand or you'll be up all night and exhausted the next day.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by 727Sky

Originally posted by Ameilia
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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.

Thank you so much. This is the information I have been seeking for 5+ years. I have tried all kinds of things to help my husband with his leg cramps. They have lessened but still occur 1-2 times per month. I believe this information makes perfect sense and will try and remedy his issues by having him drink some water before bed.

I cannot thank you enough, I have spent hours researching.


Something else IMO that helps with leg cramps or any other type cramp (learned this in my tennis days) there is a pickle that is usually kept in the cool section of the supermarket.. Claussen Pickles and the juice...One or two sips of the juice and say good bye to the cramps in less than 5 minutes!! Sounds weird but try it. Also the pickles are pretty darn good too, IMO

I used to play tennis with a semi pro who actually represented the USA in the Senior Olympics once upon a time...Marvin Brown in his younger days played pro-football and was a great tennis player....He is the one who told me about the pickle juice and I must admit it has worked everytime for me.!!
edit on 15-8-2013 by 727Sky because: n

Wow, okay. My husband likes pickles so I am sure he will be on board with trying this. It can't hurt anything to try especially when he likes pickles anyway.
You seem to be full of knowledge about leg craps!

And to the two posters suggestions regarding potassium and magnesium, I have tried that already, and yes, he DID take acid reflux junk, he was chewing fruit flavored TUMS multiple times a day when we met. I got him to stop that and now he chews TUMS maybe once every six months. TUMS are good if you have to have one but bad to be using every day. He was having other problems which stopping the TUMS corrected.

To be clear, even though those solutions did not work for me, reducing acid reflux medications, magnesium supplements, and potassium supplements are all 'on the right track' so to speak, for anyone else with this problem of leg cramping at night. These are all things I've looked into extensively and give these two posters a



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 11:31 PM
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Taking a warm/hot bath, lowers your blood pressure by itself. No need to even drink water before.
Night time urination has many causes.
Generally in older , who may have a degree of coronary heart disease.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 11:35 PM
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Caffeine also constricts blood vessels, so in some people with heart issues or HTN ,it can raise blood pressure. this may not be a good idea for them .
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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 12:44 AM
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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.


While this is an uneasy topic for me, I like this part


I found my papaw dead in the living room after having a massive heart attack about two months ago now (around the time frame you stated, OP... in the morning), and it hit me pretty hard.

The medics were able to bring him back after about fifteen minutes, then he died again. Then, they brought him back again. He died twice that day... it wasn't the first time he's died, either. The man is a beast.

After about a week-long coma, he woke up, heavily medicated, and a week after, they weaned him off the meds. Within the month, he was home again, up and about like nothing even happened. His situation was nothing short of a miracle... aside from being a little weak, and having a few broken ribs from the CPR.

The following two months or so, I would not allow myself to sleep. I was having heart attack dreams, waking up with my heart racing, and I was afraid to sleep. The most I got was around five hours, and that was on a good night.

Papaw had his heart attack on the very spot of the couch where he usually fell asleep every day.

If his eyes hadn't been open, and if gas wasn't escaping his mouth resulting in him making strange noises, no one would have noticed. He would have been lying dead on the couch for hours.

I had the notion that If I fall asleep, I'll die too. It was completely irrational, and it went away after a while, but for a while, I was jittery and scared. I drank about five Monsters a day (the energy drink, Monster). And, when I couldn't afford the Monster, I'd drink coffee. Anything to stay awake. I was honestly convinced that I would die in my sleep, just like papaw, if I allowed myself to sleep too long.

Sorry to spill my guts here... but I've recently undergone a health transformation, including low carbing, working out, tai chi, and meditation, and seeing so many health problems and substance dependencies in my family, I am damn determined to avoid the problems that they face.

I like this thread. S&F



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 04:21 AM
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eh.. people worry too much about everything. As a human, you're going to die one day. You're going to be drunk one day. You're going live life. Things happen.

People... enjoy life while you're here, please. Stop with all the "if I do this then this could happen" crap. The point of life is to live well and die well. That's about all we have.



posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 03:32 AM
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Thanks for the Post





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