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In what ways are drinking water good for your heart?

In what ways are drinking water good for your heart?

Water: Water maintains the intravascular volumen in your arteries and vein. This prevents dehydration, diziness, fatigue, fever, muscle achess. Keeps you alert and sharp. Should drink about 2 liters of water daily, more if physically active. Patient with heart or kidney problems has to be more careful with fluids, especially salt intake. ...Read more

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I've had episodes in the past couple of yrs where my heart has started beating extremely quickly. It goes away after a few mins and after drinking water. What's going on? this is not from exercise!

I've had episodes in the past couple of yrs where my heart has started beating extremely quickly. It goes away after a few mins and after drinking water. What's going on? this is not from exercise!

Needs investigation: It is best to see a doctor who can arrange to record your heart beat for 24 hours to see what is going on. You need to see a doctor urgently if the fast heart beat causes you to feel faint or breathless or causes pains in your chest. There are some common causes of fast heart beats such as anxiety, however some causes may need special tablets to control or even surgery to stop. ...Read more

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Why would i get heart burn from drinking water?

Why would i get heart burn from drinking water?

Not unusual : A drink of water is often given during an upper GI series to precipitate heartburn. It causes esophageal reflux (which is acid splattering from your stomach (which has protection) up into your vulnerable esophagus (which has no protection) causing spasm and pain. ). ...Read more

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Can drinking water after exercise make your heart rate increase?

Can drinking water after exercise make your heart rate increase?

No: No....Dehydration following exercise causes increased heart rates....Hydration should lower, not raise heart rates. However heart rate recovery ...How quickly heart rate returns to baseline is a measure of cardiovascular fitness. ...Read more

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Does drinking water before bed really help prevent a heart attack?

Does drinking water before bed really help prevent a heart attack?

Don't count on it: No, it doesn't. What is your risk? Family history? Bad cholesterol? Looks like you're not diabetic and don't smoke. Nope, no data to suggest drinking water before bed reduces risk of heart attack. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate even after drinking water, no other heart symtom or gastric burning? Is this reflux?can reflux occur without burning symptom?

Rapid heart rate even after drinking water, no other heart symtom or gastric burning? Is this reflux?can reflux occur without burning symptom?

See doctor: It is true that you can have reflux without having heartburn but that does not explain the fast heart rate. If you are having heart rates over 100 then that is not normal and you need to see a doctor for evaluation. Normal heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute. ...Read more

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I was thinking of fasting 1x/wk for heart health. Is it enough for a benefit? I'm in good health and will drink water. Any addtl advice appreciated.

I was thinking of fasting 1x/wk for heart health. Is it enough for a benefit? I'm in good health and will drink water. Any addtl advice appreciated.

No. : Not sure if fasting once a week will help but I am aware that fasting is advice by some christians and is mention at the bible. I will advice good diet, exercise using anaerobic and aerobic exercises, keep your weight down, control stress, have a good outlook in life, enjoy your work, enjoy life and do good to others. :). ...Read more

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Can drinking of cold water affect someone with heart problem?

Can drinking of cold water affect someone with heart problem?

Impossible: There are probably a thousand different things that could be meant by 'heart problem'. Unfortunately your question is way too ambiguous for an accurate answer. Please be more specific when you ask this again. ...Read more

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