Monday, February 4, 2013

Beware, Flu Can Increase Risk of Heart Complications

There is a reason why doctors are so concerned about the condition of patients who have a weak heart during the winter. Winter lasts for months to make flu virus more easily transmitted and can increase the risk of heart complications. The cause is the flu can increase stress, which in turn will increase your heart rate and blood pressure. This condition can certainly increase the pressure on the heart and makes the heart that is not healthy is more prone to heart attacks.

In addition, as reported Sheknows, Tuesday (05/02/2013), the flu also attacks the immune system and form plaques in blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.
As a result, the heart will become weaker and increasing the risk of heart disease. Symptoms of heart disease is also very similar to the flu, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and sweating. So important for those who are known to have a weak heart, to determine whether these symptoms are a sign of a common cold or a more serious heart disease.

Usually people who have the common cold will usually experience symptoms such as coughing, chest discomfort, sore throat, and nasal congestion or runny.
While the flu that has hurt the heart can cause tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, nausea, indigestion, sleep disturbances, jaw pain, arm pain, palpitations and anxiety.Experts generally recommend that people with a weak heart to be more careful during flu season.
Flu vaccination can help reduce the likelihood of transmission of the flu virus, and can ease the severity of symptoms.
In fact, two recent studies have shown that people who receive injections of flu vaccination can reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition to the stress on the body caused by the flu, other conditions such as fever, dehydration, and rapid heart rate may be able to expose and exacerbate heart conditions.

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