A 27-year-old member asked:
how could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?
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Cardiology 46 years experience
Less flow to lungs: If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished. Less blood flow to the lungs means that there is less fluid to leak out into the air spaces ( alveoli).
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Pulmonology 27 years experience
It does not: Phtn is a consequence of the back up of blood into your lungs from the mitral stenosis. The blood vessels may vasoconstrict to protect themselves from the high pressures, but by no means they are preventing edema and it is not a good thing...
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Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mitral Stenosis : Pulmonary hypertension and edema secondary to mitral stenosis are both the result of the elevated left heart pressures that "back up" to the lung. Which condition occurs depends on how quickly and high the pressure rises.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Ask urologist: If your stones are a particular kind then you can modify your diet. Drink plenty of water with the next pregnancy.
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A 40-year-old member asked about a member:
My baby is getting frequent ear infections. Is there any way to help prevent them?
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A 22-year-old member asked:
What is the connection between sepsis, gout, hypertension and heart failure (chf)?
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Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Obesity?: There is no clear link in the various processes listed above, but morbid obesity put you at risk for all of these... If i saw a thin patient with all of those i'd say that central sleep apnea could account for three (sepsis, heart failure, and hypertension), but not gout. With weight loss heart failure, hypertension, and gout can be easier controlled or eliminated.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?
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Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you need to get checked is a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, dvt). This can be checked with a duplex ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure there is flow that is not blocked by a clot in your vein. There are many reasons for swelling so get checked!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Around my aunt eye there is some swelling , some pain , itchy. The pain level is a 5 on a scale 1-10 . Should we be concerned ?
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Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor: Swelling and pain around the eye may be caused by an infection. If left untreated, it can potentially get into the eye socket and even the brain. Your aunt should be evaluated by an eye doctor immediately.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2019
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