Early morning tea and coffee can be harmful in winter
Consuming tea/coffee, brandy, smoking early in the morning in winter to get warmth is not heart friendly, said Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.
While delivering a lecture in a free heart checkup camp organized by Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions at Hindi Bhawan for Central Bank Retiree Association (Delhi Zone) in association with Central Bank of India, Dr. Aggarwal said that most heart attacks occur in the morning hours of the winter.
Pulse rate, platelet aggregation, blood viscosity and blood pressure are all on higher side in winter in the 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.
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.
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%.