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Does The Flu Cause Heart Palpitations
Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more
Yes and no: Influenza (the flu) does not directly cause palpitations, but conditions commonly associated with the flu can lead to palpitations. Common reasons why patients with the flu develop palpitations include fever and dehydration. The best way to manage palpitations associated with the flu are bedrest, fluids and medications. Prevention of flu with vaccination of high risk individuals is also important. ...Read more
I have the flu. Been sick for 5 days. No more fever but feel horrible extremely dizzy- feel like I will pass out- and heart palpitations. Er?!
Viral illness: Most viral illness syndromes resolve within a week if you are getting worse not better and feel like passing out get checked out. ...Read more
Is it normal to have heart palpitations that is relived by burping while having the flu? I've had chills with no fever at night as well.
Influenza: If you have influenza as diagnosed by specific testing, this is a recognised cause of myocarditis, and can lead to significant impairment of cardiac function and mortality. Other viral causes of an influenza-like illness can also be responsible for cardiomyopathy. Strongly suggest you see a doctor and get fully evaluated and tested. Good news is that complete recovery is the rule. Good luck. ...Read more
Symptoms: heart palpitations, waning nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue. I thought I had the flu until it never went away. What else could it be?
Had the flu since tuesday! Now having trouble breathing, dizziness, heart palpitations. Should I go 2 er? If I do would they do blood work/ ekg?
Freq infections/fatigue. Some heart palpitations. Flu-1wk-ciproflox. Then:leukocytes 4.4, lymphocytes 46.2 neutrophils 2.0 all else normal. Poss cause?
Normal blood tests: It looks as if the blood counts are normal but incomplete. What types of infections? There could be many causes. ...Read more
I have SVT and heart palpitations, currently on atenolol and verapamil. Is it safe to get flu shot?
Yes: No interactions b/t the meds and influenza vaccine. ...Read more
See doctor NOW!!: Shortness of breath is a serious symptom that can be life-threatening. So, it is a symptom requiring an emergent evaluation. "throat closing" and heart palpitations, in conjunction with shortness of breath, is also potentially life-threatening. You need to be evaluated in an er so these symptoms can be diagnosed and treated right away! ...Read more
Very frequent infections/fatigue. Some heart palpitations. Flu-1wk-ciproflox. Then: leukocytes 4.4, lymphocytes 46.2 neutrophils 2.0 all else normal.
What's the question?: I'm not sure what your question is. Please rewrite your question with a question. ...Read more
Should not: If you are worried enough about getting a shot, however, you might have palpitations from your fear. In rare instances, if you have had an allergic reaction to a shot in the past, you could have a severe allergic reaction to another one. However, you would know about the reaction from the first shot.... ...Read more
Are there any common ingredients in epidual in childbirth & local anaesthesia in dental work that may induce syncope, fever, or heart palpitations?
I had untreated scarlet fever when I was a child. I have had heart palpitations and I suffer from joint pain all the time. How do I know it's from SF?
Characteristic echo: An echocardiogram can easily diagnose the type of damage Scarlett fever causes, even many decades later. Generally, a single bout doesn't cause heart damage, but multiple bouts can. Regardless, an echo is indicated to evaluate your palpitations, regardless of cause, so that's a good starting place. SF causes joint pain during the infection, but not years later. ...Read more
My heart rate is over 100 BPM and back muscle are aching IV had a cough for a while now but easing off not sure if I have the flu cause no temp
Does sound like flu: Take your temperature after 4 pm (when fever shows itself). Use an ear or temple device or, if you use an oral thermometer, be sure not to eat or drink for 30 minutes beforehand. It's possible that you had a fever a week ago and that you're on the tail-end of this illness when fever has resolved. ...Read more
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more
MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx - just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more
Indirectly: Since this process often leads to a change in a persons metabolism, and the balance of ions in their blood, it can set someone up for death due to a heart rhythm disturbance. In fact, it is one of the most worrisome features of the collection of anorexia, bulimia, and similar disorders. ...Read more
YES: Dehydration causes decreased blood volume of circulating blood. For the heart to keep pumping the same amount of blood (cardiac output), the heart has to speed up therefore causing increased heart rate (tachycardia). When dehydration is extreme, heart rate can be very fast (>>100 bpm) causing 'palpitations'. I.V fluids may be needed to quickly restore blood volume or vascular collapse will occur. ...Read more
Uh-uh: Low estrogen does not cause palpitations. If it did, every woman over the age of 55 would be troubled with them. Low estrogen is, of course, physiologic (normal) in all women as they age, all men, and all children. If your estrogen level has recently become low, you may be troubled with a number of symptoms including palpitations but there isn't a cause and effect. ...Read more
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
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