"Faucet Hack" Protects from Heart Failure
Drink THIS. Don’t drink THAT.
And whatever you do, NEVER let THIS pass your lips.
Many healthcare professionals are obsessed with telling folks exactly what they should and shouldn’t drink when watching their heart health.
Of course, certain beverages ARE healthier than others. And some do have real issues.
But with such a laser focus on the WHAT (you’re drinking), it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees.
And in this case, if you’re a senior, the forest that so many in mainstream medicine are missing could be sending your heart failure risk SKYROCKETING.
No question that drinking sugary soft drinks and lots of fructose-filled juice isn’t good for your heart health. But want to know what’s even WORSE?
Not drinking enough of anything at all.
Because recent research warns that DEHYDRATION can raise your risk of heart failure.
Staying hydrated can be an issue for anyone, regardless of age. But seniors tend to be at an even higher risk for several reasons.
- First, as we age, our thirst sensation fades. That means you can simply FORGET to drink
- Certain common medications that many seniors take, such as diuretics or laxatives, can raise dehydration risk even further.
- Plus, health conditions that become more common with age, such as diabetes and kidney disease, can cause you to become underhydrated.
And that dehydration can your body’s functions, including those of your heart.
In fact, in a large, long-term study published in the European Heart Journal, researchers found that hypohydration—when your body loses water without replacing it—is associated with an increased risk of heart failure.
While staying WELL hydrated was linked to a lower risk of heart failure and a slower decline of cardiac function.
In other words, drinking enough can lead to better heart health.
Don’t worry. That doesn’t mean you have to gulp down gallons of water daily. But it DOES mean you need to think about your hydration and make choices that help you avoid becoming dehydrated.
Go ahead and flip on that (filtered) faucet. Water IS a great start.
But why stop there? Sipping on herbal teas, slurping down soups, and munching on other delicious foods that contain a lot of water, like yogurt and fruit, all count.
Just stay consistent, and don’t wait until you feel thirsty to hydrate.
“Middle age serum sodium levels in the upper part of normal range and risk of heart failure,” European Heart Journal, Volume 43, Issue 35, 14 September 2022, Pages 3335–3348, doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac138
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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