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Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Could be...: Viral infections are known to cause inflamation of heart muscles (myocarditis) or the heart's outer layer (pericarditis). If you develop any of it, along with the flu, u might get palpitaions. Also some cold remedies can cause palpitations!

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Palpitation (Definition)

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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Does flu cause heart palpitations?

Does flu cause heart palpitations?

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.

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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?!

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.

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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.

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.

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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?

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?

Be seen: The palpitations should prompt you to be seen. As to the flu, keep hydrated and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fevers and body aches. You should take tamiflu early in the course of the disease, but it is too late for it to make a difference now.

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Am I feeling heart palpitations, hard time breathing, throat blocked, flu like symptom's?

Am I feeling heart palpitations, hard time breathing, throat blocked, flu like symptom's?

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!

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Can the flu injection cause heart palputations?

Can the flu injection cause heart palputations?

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....

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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?

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.

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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

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.

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What can cause heart palpitations?

What can cause heart palpitations?

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.

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What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for an ekg and if needed a holter monitor.

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Could soy cause heart palpitations?

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations.

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Could msg cause heart palpitations?

Could msg cause heart palpitations?

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.

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Palpitations (Definition)

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