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If you have a rapid heart rate and unexplained shivering when you are sick, is that dehydration or is that fever?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Maybe both: That may be a result of both fever and dehydration. Fever, left untreated, will result in dehydration and they both (fever and dehydration) lead to tachycardia (rapid heart rate).

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