Topic: Myocarditis...guess what causes it??
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Myocarditis...guess what causes it??

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 7:47 PM

COVID-19? Yes - absolutely...

You know what else?

Common cold virus..
Flu virus..
Herpes virus ...


There’s some anecdotal evidence that Covid-19 has a higher incidence..or maybe it’s just more people looking for it??

Anyone here get your heart checked after the flu or a cold??

Also - myocarditis generally goes away over time...

Apparently this is the new scary buzz word ...

Still doesn’t change the fact that kids will catch COVID-19 with or without football...
And quite likely will have access to better health care than they would otherwise....

Re: Myocarditis...guess what causes it??

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 7:52 PM

Oh and don’t forget there isn’t a vaccine for any of the viruses I mentioned above ...

Yup - we get flu shots every year ... which include the most popular flu strains for that year ...

Doesn’t mean you can’t catch another strain...

Re: Myocarditis...guess what causes it??

Posted: Aug 11, 2020 8:12 AM


"A number of studies have linked influenza to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and scientists have theorized that the inflammatory response triggered by the flu can fuel the development of atherosclerosis, a contributor to heart and artery disease. In a study published this year in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Canadian researchers found that the risk of having a heart attack was six times higher during the week after being diagnosed with the flu, compared to the year before or after a flu infection.

The flu can also do a number on the immune system, which can leave people vulnerable to other illnesses and infections—like pneumonia, for example. And while pneumonia is often referred to as a complication of the flu, it’s also not unusual for a person to come down with it once their initial flu symptoms have passed.

“It happens quite often,” says Sharon Nachman, MD, chief of the division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. “People feel poorly, then they start to feel better, and all of a sudden they feel poorly again and they wonder why they’re not getting better. And actually it’s because you don’t still have the flu; you have a new, secondary infection.”

After most viral illnesses, your white blood cell count is going to be low,” she says. Other measurements, like cholesterol levels, could also be outside of their normal ranges. If you’re scheduled for any routine testing after a bout with the flu, be sure to mention it to your doctor so he or she knows that it could be a factor in your results.

For elderly patients, getting the flu could be the first step in a continual downward spiral when it comes to their health and their ability to take care of themselves. Not only do older adults face a higher risk of serious complications and death while they have the flu, but they’re also at greater risk of a reduced quality of life afterward, says Dr. Schaffner.

These post-flu risks may not be as well known or as well publicized as the more obvious symptoms and immediate complications of influenza itself. But they should serve as even more reason to get vaccinated, say the experts we spoke with, and to hopefully prevent getting infected in the first place. “It makes flu an even nastier virus than we thought,” says Dr. Schaffner, “and we thought it was plenty nasty already, even without these lasting effects.”

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Re: Myocarditis...guess what causes it??

Posted: Aug 11, 2020 8:30 AM

I guess we need to start wearing masks to keep from spreading the flu and colds as well. You know we can pass it along to others at any time.
LOL!!! This too shall pass.

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