New Year’s Eve – let’s take care of our hearts!

Mortality from heart attacks increases by 30 percent in the winter months and increases by a further 5 to 10 percent at Christmas and New Year.

The Society of Hungarian Cardiologists – as before Christmas – gives instructions on how to protect our body after the holiday and the day before New Year’s Eve.

Christmas and New Year and the week in between can put a particular strain on our bodies and can be a risk to our hearts as well. The classic Hungarian festive food, alcohol and rubbing can not only endanger our stomachs, but can also put our hearts in serious danger. The Hungarian Society of Cardiologists now warns us to enjoy the festive atmosphere smartly and with the least possible risk reduction. According to experts, several research groups have confirmed that heart attacks occur more often in younger people. Salty, spicy foods, insomnia, and excessive alcohol consumption put an extra strain on circulation. For a time, it was thought that only the cold caused the circulatory system to be more vulnerable, but the same observations came from Australia or New Zealand, where Christmas falls into summer.

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Alcohol and classic Hungarian festive food are a serious burden for the body. Essentially all food prepared according to Christmas and New Year’s Eve Hungarian customs is heavy and burdensome, as is a lot of alcohol.”He emphasizes dr. Closeup of Andrew, Head of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Working Group of the Hungarian Society of Cardiologists. – “In the meantime, it is important to pay attention to water consumption and, if possible, not to froth food and drinks at the same time and in large quantities. And of course take the symptoms seriously: when the high chest pressure does not go away, fear of death appears, an ambulance should be called immediately, because life can pass in minutes, as the probability of death increases by 10-15 percent every half hour after a heart attack – call the cardiologist’s attention. And – once we’ve survived the festive hustle and bustle of the night – how do we reduce the unpleasant side effects of a hangover? There are a number of “well-tried” recipes to alleviate the symptoms of a hangover. Increased water consumption and fresh air will definitely help – even if it doesn’t work.

Aspirin is perhaps the most commonly used treatment for headaches. In addition to reducing pain, aspirin and other so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are also used to relieve inflammatory processes in the body in the event of a hangover. However, it should be noted that aspirin irritates the gastric mucosa, so if the mucous membrane is damaged, the symptoms (heartburn, nausea) may get worse. Because a hangover often causes the heart rate to rise faster, a study looked at how propranolol, an antihypertensive drug that also slows heart rate, affects the hangover. It turned out that although it slowed the heart rate, it unfortunately did not affect the feeling of a hangover at all.

A common symptom of a hangover is nausea and nausea. The efficacy of atropisetron (a prescription drug) has therefore been studied and has not been found to be effective in relieving nausea due to a hangover. Ginger, which has no more serious dangers, works in a similar way, so you may not want to try it better (you may not use it, but at least it doesn’t hurt).


If your abdominal pain becomes persistent, if you experience nausea, vomiting, even if you do not drink much, if you breathe, sweat, fall, weakness, dizziness, all of which are accompanied by an unusual feeling of fullness, then talk to your doctor, because they may be starting symptoms of heart attack too!

And finally some practical guides!

  • Never set out to have fun with an alcoholic party on an empty stomach!
  • Exceptionally, embed it with some fatter food.
  • Drink water and / or non-carbonated soft drinks alternately with alcohol during the night and do not mix a lot of alcohol!
  • Keep your temper!
  • And before going to bed, drink plenty of water, eat something and take a walk in the fresh air!

So maybe you are less likely to start the new year with cat litter!

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