Can a fever cause heartrate to be increased?
I have been sick with a virus for 3 days, and am running a fever from low grade to 101.4. My heartrate is running in the 90's while sitting. When I get up to do anything it is up about 100 to 106 sometimes. This has been going on for the whole course of this thing. I wake up at night and it is around 100. I have an upper respiratory thing, chest congestion and head congestion! I do have high blood pressure about 130/88 or so and am on BP meds. I don't mean to sound stupid, but it is a little concerning to me, or is this a normal body response to being sick.
thanks for any replies,