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could increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Very likely to happen if you have heart failure or kidney failure. If you have a normal heart and normal kidneys, other problems develop before pulmonary edema.
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Probably not: As long as the heart and lungs and kidneys are performing normally, pulmonary edema shouldn't occur. If congestive heart failure is already present, then excessive fluid intake can cause pulmonary edema.
Answered on Jan 13, 2013

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