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Would drinking too much water affect pulmonary edema?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
It can: As heart failure is the main cause of pulmonary edema, one possible manner for an increase in the intravascular filling pressure (from drinking more than the heart can handle) is back pressure and flooding of the pulmonary system. However, for normal people, it would take drinking gallons a day to do this to yourself.
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Yes: Yes in person with kidney disease or a heart failure. You do have to follow you weight daily which reflect your fluid balance.

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