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Nothing About Real Estate But...It May save a life.

                                                                       

 

        A friend, who is also a former Registered Nurse, sent me the article below from the Mayo Clinic.

Even though it has nothing to do with Real Estate, I thought it was important enough to share with you.

 Read it, remember it and pass it on.

                                                       It just may save a life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

MAYO CLINIC - DRINKING WATER

AND HEART ATTACKS --- Life saving info! 

 

''A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration. Good Thing To Know From The 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 - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.  

 

Interesting.......Something else I didn't know ... 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. I knew you needed your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

Correct time to drink water...  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.

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.

 Aspirin Water

 

Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the 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. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

 

Something that we can do to help ourselves: 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 in 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!''

 

 

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Comments

I drink a lot of water all day long.  I don't shy away from it at night

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 4 years ago

William Feela Sounds like you are doing the right thing. Thanks for taking time to stop by.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 4 years ago

Those are good tips. Drinking a glass of water at bedtime will become my new norm, starting tonight.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret.  Interesting as I did not know a lot of this.  Can't take aspirins due to surgery..

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 4 years ago

Yes...this is great advice...and we de practice the water nightly ritual.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 4 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Something the old timers have known for many years, but it takes a physician with a $500,000 degree to state it before anyone listens.  Lots of water also dramatically helps with your complexion!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) almost 4 years ago

Thank you very much for sharing this important information.

Have a very healthy week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Hi Margaret - Thank you for those tips. I probably ought to drink more water than I do, but I've been taking aspirin daily since 1970, when the doctors became subjects of that big nationwide trial - I figured that if they were doing it, I would too.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 4 years ago

Oh my goodness.  Something so simple can mean so much to our health.  Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 4 years ago

Chris Ann Cleland  I agree...something so simple can mean so much. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 4 years ago

Hi Margaret- We both have a large glass of water with us by our bed and do drink it before going to bed and during the night.  I have taken a baby aspirin for years.  Larry is already on blood thinners so doesn't take one.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 4 years ago

Kathy Streib Looks like you two are ahead of the game. Be well and enjoy each other.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

I caught this when Roy Kelley re-bloged your post! I've always taken the baby aspirin at night as my doctor told me why. I am going to drink more water..I know I don't drink enough..will definitely try and down a whole glass before going to bed!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 4 years ago

Great information Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  Definitely worth passing along (think I'll remind Richard too!)

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) about 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Such an important message and/or reminder. Thank you.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

Thank you for the information. I wish I knew about it earlier. I will bookmark this post and share with others.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 3 years ago

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