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Blog entry by harry1 posted 11-16-2013 12:34 PM 1010 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 maximises 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.

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!

I have already shared this information. What about you?

Do forward this message. It may save lives!

“Life is a one time gift”

-- Harry, Western Australia



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-16-2013 12:49 PM

Right on Harry. I try to do this all the time. Water seesm to take of a lot of the parts of the body and is a big part of by it self!

Thanks for posting !!...................Jim

Getting late there????

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 12:51 PM

Thnx Hairy. I’m like Uncle Si in a way, but, instead of a tupperware cup full of tea, my cup has water in it. All day long, I drink water. Thnx for sharing this important info.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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ChuckV

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#3 posted 11-16-2013 12:59 PM

This information is included in this discussion on Snopes:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/heartattacksandwater.asp

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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harry1

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#4 posted 11-16-2013 01:18 PM

Not all of it is bunkum, most if not all of my many GP’s over the years have told me to drink plenty of water and when I started to get severe leg cramps during the night I was told to drink a glass of water before going to bed and since that time I’ve had very few episodes. So, whilst I’ve never been told that it helps my heart problem, I had a heart attack in 1982, the consensus among the medical fraternity is that everyone should drink plenty of water, generally 8 glasses each day is mentioned.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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ChuckV

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#5 posted 11-16-2013 01:58 PM

I certainly agree that it is important to drink enough water. I am not a doctor, but I imagine that since we are all different, it is hard to come up with specific recommendations.

I know that I hardly ever saw my Dad drink anything other than coffee with breakfast and a glass of water with lunch and dinner. Next week, we are celebrating his 96th birthday.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#6 posted 11-16-2013 03:26 PM

Good advice. Thanks for posting.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-16-2013 03:32 PM

Thanks for the info.

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darthford

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#8 posted 11-16-2013 03:38 PM

I did not know that, I have a bottle of Dasani water at the ready most all the time. I turned 50 recently so my doctor was convinced something was wrong with me and ordered about 250 tests, they all came back negative and he looked disappointed. Ahahaha!

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olddutchman1

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#9 posted 11-16-2013 03:55 PM

Good words to live by. I have a problem drinking water! I can not tell You why, but it is something I do not do well. I drink milk and coffee. My doctors are ok with this, and no others who do not drink water. I wonder how many others have a problem like this, and if You know why it poses difficulties for You? Thanks Harry ( I have done a test for 20 days drinking at least 8 cups a day, I found no real benefits for Me!

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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Texcaster

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#10 posted 11-16-2013 05:23 PM

Wait till your prostate starts to play up. You’ll be up and down at nite like a monkey on a pole.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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Tugboater78

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#11 posted 11-16-2013 10:35 PM

I can’t drink straight water.. it’s weird, I drink a ton of tea though…

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#12 posted 11-16-2013 10:35 PM

Sounds like good advice to me Harry.
It’s amazing how the bladder communicates to the brain. Have you ever noticed when you are in bed and feel comfy and as soon as you roll over you feel the urge to have a pee.
Apparently it has something to do with sensors in the abdomen.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 11-16-2013 10:55 PM

Very cool. I need to drink more water period.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 11-16-2013 11:04 PM

My kidneys must work better as you get older. I definitely go more now than I ever did 20 years ago.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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harry1

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#15 posted 11-17-2013 05:53 AM

As for trips to the bathroom during the night, that happens anyway because of an enlarged Prostate which I’m sure many older members reading this will know all about. For many years I was taking MINIPRESS which certainly improved matters but a few months ago I complained of getting out of breath easily and this was finally found to be due to the MINIPRESS. I’m now on TAMSULASIN and the jury is still out. As for not being able to drink plain water, perhaps an under sink filter like I fitted could be the answer.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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