HEART ATTACK、STROKE AND DEHYDRATION WARNING! 警告缺水促发心脏病和中风的发作
Can Dehydration Cause A Heart Attack? 5 Surprising Risk Factors – Vital Reaction Molecular Hydrogen
One particular heart condition is rarely discussed and yet it can attributed to thousands of deaths each year in the U.S. alone. Cardiovascular Shock, more commonly known by its primary cause…“Dehydration”.
Cardiovascular Shock occurs when the body becomes dehydrated that it plunges into a state of shock. This is the main reason why the vast majority of heart attacks (and strokes) happen late at night or in the wee hours of the morning. While you’re resting, your body is working overtime to repair and replenish itself and it uses a lot of fluids to do the job so your body becomes chronically dehydrated during your sleep. Imagine the damage that you’re bringing upon yourself by not drinking enough fluids throughout the day to compensate for the late night needs of the body. It’s highly recommended that you drink a few large glasses of room temperature water as soon as you rise in the morning so that you address dehydration before you begin your daily routine. Your coffee (diuretic) and the morning work-out (more dehydration) can wait until you’ve addressed your body’s basic needs for survival.
Dehydration is not an uncommon problem. In fact, it is reported that as many as 80 percent of Americans are living in a continuous state of sub-clinical dehydration and are not even aware of it. A sub-clinical state is defined as being just enough dehydration to be a potential problem but not enough to cause severe symptoms (yet). In other words, you are teetering on the edge of disaster and it’s only a matter of time before dehydration kills you…either slowly from a chronic disease or all at once with a fatal heart attack or stroke. Is it really worth the risk to you?
Most people make a few mistakes when it comes to hydration. First, they often change out water for another fluid. No matter what the label on the bottle says or how refreshing your fluid looks in a glass, NOTHING replaces the body’s need for healthy water. You may not die of thirst as long as you are drinking something but you’re assuredly doing serious damage to your body by denying it what it needs. Replacing healthy water for another fluid is not an option if you care about your health.
The next mistake that people make when it comes to hydration is that they rely on feeling thirsty and then they only drink enough to satisfy their thirst but not enough to safeguard normal physiology. Your sense of thirst is your body’s warning signal to let you know that you are already chronically dehydrated. Do you wait until the warning light on the dashboard of your car comes on before you tend to what your vehicle needs? Warning lights are WARNINGS and not a simple prompt intended to signal you to add just enough fluid to make the warning light go out! You may not have been born with an Owner’s Manual but we all know from science and physicians that the body needs a minimum of 64 ounces of water each day JUST TO STAY ALIVE. I’m thinking that living life will require that you consume a lot more than that.
Unfortunately, In a great percentage of dehydration victims the first symptoms are often fatal. The tragedy of this condition is that it could have easily been avoided by simply increasing the intake of healthy water.
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Heart Attacks and Dehydration…Warning! – Toilets, Taps, & Trash
Dehydration linked to worsening stroke conditions
source: American Heart Association
People who are well hydrated at the time of their stroke have a greater chance of better recovery compared to people who are dehydrated, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.
Researchers gathered baseline lab measurements and MRI scans on ischemic (clot-caused) stroke patients admitted to the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital between July 2013 and April 2014. Hydration levels were evaluated based on two well-accepted measurements —BUN/creatinine ratio, which shows how well the kidneys work; and urine specific gravity, which tests urine concentration.
After evaluating 168 ischemic stroke patients, researchers found almost half of them were dehydrated when admitted to the hospital for stroke.
Researchers also found:
Stroke condition worsened or stayed the same in 42 percent of dehydrated patients, compared to only 17 percent of hydrated patients.
Dehydrated stroke patients also had about a four times higher risk of their conditions worsening than hydrated patients.
“Perhaps we should be giving more fluids to patients after stroke…but that’s not what providers consistently do,” said Mona Bahouth, M.D., lead researcher and stroke fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Current hospital protocols advise caution administering fluids during a stroke because patients could also have heart problems. The main concern is that overloading patients with heart problems with water may lead to volume overload and fluid backing up to the lungs. Doctors don’t suggest drinking water while having a stroke because it could cause choking.
“Previous studies suggest that about 60 percent of people are dehydrated at the time of stroke” said Bahouth. “Perhaps there is opportunity for intervention for this group of patients using simple hydration strategies.”
There was little difference in hydration levels across patients’ race, gender, ethnicity or diabetes status. Patients with kidney failure were not included in this study. The scientists tracked patients’ daily stroke severity based on their NIHSS scores, a measure of patients’ neurological health. They also used MRI scans to calculate the volume of brain lesions caused by stroke. Even after researchers factored out the effects of age, initial NIHSS score, lesion volume and blood sugar levels, results still pointed to dehydration negatively impacting the patients’ conditions. However, they point out that since there was no intervention in this study, there still may be differences in the types of people who came in dehydrated as opposed to well-hydrated.
“It’s not clear why proper hydration at the time of stroke is linked to better stroke outcomes. It’s possible that dehydration causes blood to be thicker causing it to flow less easily to the brain through the narrowed or blocked blood vessels. Larger studies will determine whether hydrating stroke patients may be an inexpensive and accessible intervention to improve outcomes,” Bahouth said. “The beauty here lies in the simplicity of this potential treatment. Rehydration is cheap and can be given to people even in the most remote locations.”
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CHRONIC DEHYDRATION Part 8: Water Can Prevent Heart Attack & Stroke
BY JEANANN FITZGERALD | MAR 1, 2013 | HEALTHY BODY, WATER
CHRONIC DEHYDRATION Part 8: Water Can Prevent Heart Attack & Stroke
Exercise Doesn’t Prevent Heart Attacks
For years the medical community has touted exercise as a preventative for heart disease. Jim Fixx had a father who died at age 43 of a heart attack, and Jim had a congenitally enlarged heart. At the age of 36, Jim became a marathon runner believing it would make his heart healthy. After much success writing books about the health benefits of running, he died of a heart attack at age 52. The autopsy revealed that atherosclerosis had blocked one coronary artery 95 percent, a second 85 percent, and a third 70 percent. Exercise was not effective in preventing Jim’s heart attack.
A conversation overheard in a grocery store parking lot involved four men–in their 60’s–talking about a mutual friend. One fellow declared, “Can you believe he had a heart attack and then a stroke all in the same day?” Another man continued, “Hard to believe, especially about a guy who was fit enough to run in five Iron Man Triathlons!” (The Iron Man consists of swimming 2.4 miles, then biking 112 miles, and then running 26.2 miles without a rest period and a time limit of 17 hours–a grueling ordeal likely to result in dehydration.)
Recently, medical researchers declared that the strenuous exercise of marathon runners actually damaged heart tissue. They quickly concluded that since the heart damage occurred during heavy exercise, that makes the exercise the causation. But another thought is that such exertion, including the Iron Man, is an ideal situation for dehydration. Not enough water means the blood is too thick, which causes the heart to work very hard at circulating it, and that strain could have caused the damage.
Why They Happen
Both heart attack and stroke are caused by a blood clot formed by cholesterol in the blood and other cells that thicken inside the arteries. Medicine says cholesterol is due to the foods we eat. In his book, the “ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus,” Dr. Batmanghelidj says cholesterol is part of the body’s drought management system. Dehydration causes the blood to become acidic so it pulls water out of the cells lining the arterial walls to dilute the acidity. These delicate cell walls are weakened by that water loss and are further damaged by the toxicity of concentrated blood, so the fast rush of blood against the arterial walls produces microscopic abrasions. Dr. Batmanghelidj says the body places cholesterol in the arteries to act as a grease gauze to prevent the artery wall from rupturing.
When the body is dehydrated, so is the blood; which causes it to flow less like water and more like molasses. There is also less blood volume so it becomes difficult for the heart to pump it past any blockage. Being thicker, the blood is more likely to grab onto plaque, break it loose, and carry it into a vital organ such as the heart or brain.
If blood cannot flow past a blood clot, oxygen does not get to the heart or brain. Since the heart works so hard, it depends on a steady flow of oxygen rich blood. Without oxygen, the heart goes into shock and seizes up as a heart attack. Without oxygen, brain cells die and thus some brain or bodily functions are lost because of the stroke.
Water Is a Great Preventative
Researchers at Loma Linda University tracked 20,000 people, aged 38 to 100, for the years 1973 through 1979. According to the chief researcher, Dr. J. Chan, those people who drank a mere five glasses of water per day lowered their risk of fatal coronary heart disease by 54 percent in men and 41 percent in women. Dr. Chan prefers plain water because it is absorbed quickly into the blood to prevent artery clogging clots. Other liquids require more digestion, which draws liquids from the blood into the intestines and leaves the blood thicker. The Loma Linda study found that when coffee, tea, alcohol (being diuretics they wash water from the body) juice or milk are the liquid of choice, they produce a 46 percent increase in heart attacks.
A 2002 American Journal of Medical Epidemiology article published a study revealing people who drank five or more glasses of plain water per day have a much lower risk (50 percent or more) of fatal coronary heart disease compared with those who drank less than two glasses each day. The benefits were not the same if five or more glasses of other fluids were ingested. This 50 percent reduction is more effective than other measures such as weight loss or exercise.
The center for Disease Control states that high blood pressure puts a person at risk for heart attack and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States.In June of 2007, Bob Peterson was admitted to the hospital with a stroke and heart attack. His blood pressure at the time was 240/160 and his doctor gave little hope of his survival and told Bob’s wife to get his affairs in order. After 18 hours, the doctors had lowered his blood pressure to 194/116.Several months after his release, he began re-hydration with 16 glasses of ionized water each day. On January 21, 2013, his blood pressure was 117/78. Bob continues to drink his water religiously.
Chiropractors and acupuncturists Dr. John Amaro and Dr. Debra Richel say that as many as 80 percent of Americans live in a continuous state of subclinical dehydration–and so these doctors sound the alarm about Cardiovascular Shock. This event occurs when the body becomes dehydrated, thus plunging it into a state of shock. They recommend six to eight large glasses of water each day, and more for those who live in dry climates. “A water bottle should be as much a part of every working or exercising person’s equipment as their hammer, tennis racquet or golf club.”
Continual lack of fluids during outdoor summer sports or work can lead to life-threatening dehydration. Dr. Anjali Dewan found through a number of researches that hot weather increases the risk of heart attack. High environmental temperatures increase sweating, which depletes the body’s water and salt necessary for hydration. It also reduces the amount of blood so the heart has to work harder, which can induce a heart attack. Since dehydration thickens the blood, it enhances the clotting process also.
Minerals Make Water Effective
George Le-Bert, a cardiologist with Baptist Health Specialists says the connection between heart health and water consumption needs to be explored more thoroughly. Some medical observers think the magic may be in the minerals. People living in areas with hard water containing calcium and magnesium tend to have fewer heart attacks. Le-Bert says “It seems these minerals have some beneficial effect on blood pressure, which can improve heart health.
Upon stirring from a stroke induced coma, a friend of this writer immediately asked for watermelon–even as the hospital IV dripped sodium and potassium into his vein. Such a strange thing to ask for until you realize watermelon is full of water and potassium. The human body knows what it needs to re-hydrate and prevent blood clots. Potassium is a simple mineral with a crucial job: one hundred thousand times a day it helps trigger the heart to rhythmically squeeze blood through the body.
Perhaps water, salt, potassium, calcium and magnesium are the better prescription for heart and brain health.
If you have had success curing or relieving disease through re-hydration, please contact JeanAnn at 828-7194.
Please also note that an astute reader questioned February’s kidney article and Anne’s eGFR of 67 being “normal.” That indeed was an unintentional misstatement. It should have said her degeneration had been reversed and that by continuing hydration, Anne hoped to move that number up and out of the disease range completely.
1. Batmanghelidj, F. ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus. Global Health Solutions. 2000.
JeanAnn is a free-lance writer for health and metaphysics. “Heal Yourself for Real,” plus three more e-books are available atAmazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. She also does handwriting analysis and numerology. JeanAnn’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This article was reprinted with permission from the author.
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