Flu increases your risk of a heart attack?

Flu increases your risk of a heart attack?

August 14, 2019 4 By Bertrand Dibbert


DOWN 18 POINTS AND THE S&P 500 DOWN 8-POINT A 5. WANT TO TURN TO THIS. COULD THE FLU DO MORE THAN MAKE YOU FEEL LOUSY. A NEW STUDY CLAIMS HAVING THE FLU VIRUS INCREASES YOUR RISK OF HAVING A HEART ATTACK. JOINING US IS DR. TIFFANY SIZEMORE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>I’VE GOT THE FUNK.>>MARIA: WHAT DOES A DOCTOR DO WHEN SHE’S SICK.>>ANTIBIOTICS, SAME AS EVERYBODY ELSE. I’M NOT CONTAGIOUS.>>MARIA: WHAT ABOUT THE FLU OUTBREAK ACROSS THE U.S., WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE STUDY? CDC DEVELOPS THE FLU VACCINES AHEAD OF THE FLU SEASON AS A GUESSTIMATE AS TO WHAT STRAIN WE’LL HAVE. THIS STRAIN IS THE MORE POTENT STRAIN THIS YEAR. IT MUTATES AS IT GOES THROUGH THE POPULATION. THE FLU VACCINE IS GREAT AND IT HELPS TO CONTROL IT TO SOME EXTENT, IT’S NOT WORKING AS WELL THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THE MUTATIONS.>>MARIA: SO IT CAN CAUSE A HEART ATTACK?>>WHAT HAPPENS IS INFLUENZA IS A SYSTEMIC DISEASE. IF YOU’VE SEEN SOMEONE WITH THE HURTS. YOU HAVE INFLAMMATION EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING ARTERIES YOU CAN GET DEHYDRATED, YOUR BEEP BLEP BLOOD PRESSURE GOES DOWN.>>IF YOU’RE PRONE TO HEART DISEASE OR HEART ATTACK AND YOU HAVE THE FLU OR YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE GETTING THE FLU, WHAT DO YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF?>>BE MORE COG ANY>>BE MORE COG CNY>>BE MORE COG CANT>>BE MORE COGNIANT>>BE MORE COGNIZAT>>BE MORE COGNIZANT OF YOUR SYMPTOMS. IF YOU HAVE RISK FACTORS, IF YOU’RE DIABETIC, HYPERTENSIVE, KIDNEY DISEASE AND YOU HAVE THE RISKS OF HAVING HEART PROBLEMS, THOSE ARE THE PATIENTS, THE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO BE MORE COGNIZANT.>>IT PREVENTS HEART ATTACKS, ASPIRIN –>>MARIA: SHOULD WE TAKE ONE ASPIRIN A DAY?>>NOT EVERYONE. BABY ASPIRIN EVERY DAY.>>MARIA: WHY DO PEOPLE TAKE IT?>>TO TRY TO PREVENT HEART ATTACKS, BECAUSE THEY’RE SELF-MEDICATING INSTEAD OF SPEAKING WITH THEIR DOCTOR.>>PEOPLE WHO HAVE STROKE RISK, DO THEY ENCOURAGE THEM TO TAKE THE BABY ASPIRIN?>>YES.>>PEOPLE SEE REPORTS LIKE THIS, YOU’RE PRONE TO A HEART ATTACK IF YOU HAVE THE FLU, IF SOMEONE HAS SYMPTOMS, SHOULD THEY BE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL? YOU SAY YOU NEED TO BE MORE COGNIZANT.>>HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS, ABSOLUTELY. THAT TOUCHES ON ANOTHER TOPIC. IT’S HEART MONTH. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IF YOU IT’S SOMETHING WE SEE A LOT OF. IT’S A MAJOR PROBLEM. IF YOU HAVE — REGARDLESS IF YOU HAVE THE FLU, IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE HAVING CHEST PAIN,