Heart Attack : Most common question as well as fact which we all are aware about is – Why heart attack comes most commonly in early morning?
One fine morning, Mr. Ramesh – a 48-year-old young, fit, at a healthy weight, and didn’t smoke, drink, or do drugs – was feeling chest pain, along with the feeling he was going to throw up everything.
Suddenly he collapsed on the floor, with sign and symptoms were of a heart attack. Even though he didn’t fit the picture of heart disease or didn’t have the history of heart attack.
We have seen many cases like this , that person is fit till night and doing his regular activities without any complain of pain or discomfort. Even he slept as an routine schedule with no problem at all but unluckily he didn’t wake up.
Another case is like person having a complain of chest pain during night but seems like he have pain due to Gas or acidity, and again same case like above.
The heart attack can happen to anybody and anywhere at any time. The research have shown that morning heart attacks tend to be more severe than those that happen later in the day.
The most critical time is the last phase of sleep and right after you wake up i.e around 3 am to 5 am.
Do you know heart attacks are 4 to 5 times more likely to occur in the early morning hours?
Why heart attack it common in the morning?
Your blood pressure (BP) is highest in the morning because it rises quickly to get you ready for the day. In fact, your heart needs 50% more blood to go from being a sleep to being an awake. As that blood passes through your blood vessels, the increased pressure can tear the vessel lining.
Blood vessels are generally thicker in the morning. Just as our muscles and joints feel stiffer when we get up, our blood vessels are also thicker and more rigid.
It’s harder for vessels to bend and flex, which makes them more likely to build up plaque; combine that with high blood pressure, and it’s a recipe for artery rupture.
Now, Blood is thicker in the morning. The platelets in our blood, which help it clotting, are stickier in the morning and more likely to stick to blood-vessel walls.
As well as, the system that combats blood clots is not as much active in the morning. When stickier blood hits the scars and tears caused by high BP and stiff arteries, clots form, and the stage for a heart attack is set. said by Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD (Cardiology – Cardiovascular Disease)
Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the world. It often results from coronary artery disease(CAD), the most common form of heart disease to affect adults. Consult your doctor immediately if you feel pressure or a squeezing sensation in your chest, neck, jaw, shoulders, back or arms, especially if it’s accompanied by sweating, nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath.
Few interesting facts
The most common day of the week for a heart attack to is Monday & Saturday ranks second.
Most heart attacks hit during the early morning hours between 3-7 a.m.
Heart attacks are 27% more likely to happens around your birthday, especially in women with high blood pressure.
In single day, the heart pumps nearly 2,000 gallons of blood.
In the average lifetime, the heart beats around 2.5 billion times.
The human heart is fully developed around eight weeks after conception, when the embryo is only about one inch long.
According to the American Heart Association, only 8% of family physicians are aware that more women than men die of heart disease each year.
How to Prevent Morning Heart attack?
- Drink Water before Bed,
- Stop Smoking,
- Eat Smart,
- Consider delaying your morning workout
- Get a 7-8 hours sleep
- Get regular check up after 50 yrs of age
We hope you get the knowledge on Why heart attack comes most commonly in early morning?
Considering Ayurveda !
There are 3 ayurvedic terms called..
In our body,
Vata dominates in early morning, Pitta dominates in the mid-night, Kapha dominates in the night
All moving parts can be considered as vata related, in this case heart.
To conclude, in the early morning, when there is dominance of vata, it impacts significantly on heart. If it already has heart blocks, heart attack might occur.
He suggests you to use indigenous shuddh desi cow ghee to avoid blocks by ignoring modern brainwashed cholestrol ads.
As per the panchgavya doctors, heart patients should consume desi cow ghee made from manually churned curd more than normal people.
By : Uttam maheswari