Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Early morning tea and coffee in winter can be harmful


WHILE DELIVERING a lecture in a free heart checkup camp organized at Hindi Academy by Heart Care Foundation of India in association with Central Bank of India, Dr. Aggarwal said that most heart attacks occur in the morning hours of the winter.
All heart patients should also take their heart medicines in the night during winter so that the early morning period is covered and any fluctuations in pulse and blood pressure are denied by adequate blood levels.Pulse rate, platelet aggregation, blood viscosity and blood pressure are all on on higher side in winter in early morning hours. Any further rise can  be dangerous to the heart. Tea/coffee, cigarette and alcohol all can increase pulse rate and blood pressure.  
It is rare to get first attack of acidity or asthma after the age of 40. If anybody in this season gets up with attack of asthma or acidity unless proved otherwise, it should be presumed to be a heart attack and one should be shifted to the hospital at the earliest. Chewing of water soluble aspirin at the onset of heart attack can reduce chances of death of 22 per cent.
Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy
National Awardees, 
DR. KK Aggarwal, 
President,
 Heart Care Foundation of India.
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