Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Some Notes About Water And Aspirin...!

Baby Sis sent me this information about water and aspirin. Since I had not heard this before, I thought you might find it interesting as well.

See? Not only does the Hermit try and entertain you from time to time, but I might actually put something on here that you can use! Call it a bonus for coming by, OK?

When to Drink Water; Great Info

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

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.

Subject: Mayo Clinic on Aspirin

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).

Bayer has made a 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!

Well, I hope you found this information as interesting as I did. Never can have too much information, I reckon!

Coffee inside again today. Some more cold weather is coming right at us, so we'll break out the miniature cinnamon rolls!


Mamahen said...

Good info to have....non of us is getting any younger ....-1 Here this a.m :( I'll take a warm kitchen n hot cup... Thank yu fr the invite:))

Chickenmom said...

Good tips - thanks Mr. Hermit! Cold and windy here, too!

linda m said...

Those are some great tips. Thanks for sharing. As we get older we need to be reminded of life saving tips (some of us need more reminding than others). Coffee inside is good as it is bitter cold here.

Momlady said...

Ice on the pond. In the low teens here so coffee in the kitchen sounds good.

Lady Locust said...

Asprin is good stuff. Hubby had H1N1 before Christmas & took 2-3 asprin 3 times per day. He was much better in about 2 days. It took a good week to get back to "normal." And water is just good - great advise. Great read over morning coffee:)

JO said...

It is very good advice but I am one of those people that asprin is out for me allergies to it close my throat.

Very cloudy here today but they say no rain. I'll get the truck washed and change that. We need rain. Of course I will have coffee with you all first :)

Dizzy-Dick said...

That is some very good information. By posting this, you may save some lives. Thanks Mr. Hermit.

deborah harvey said...

thanks. i get terrible leg cramps.i'm old so i avoid water because i have to get up so often at night.
my husband gets them and he has sleep apnea and a breathing machine. same for our neighbor.
many thanks. deb h.