Heart Attacks and Dehydration…Warning!

heartOne 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.  

Bottoms-up, Boomers!



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