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Can Beta Blockers Help With Pulmonary Edema
Yes: Since pulmonary edema is commonly due to heart failure, controlling heart failure with beta blockers is beneficial. Some people can get worse and have worsening edema due to beta blockers. Beta blockers will not help if edema is due to non heart related issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more
Depends...: This depends on many factors including the reason for the pulmonary edema to be present and if the etiolgy is treatable. Other factors include the rate at which the edema formed and how extensive the edema is in the lungs. There are so many factors that the answer needs to be given on a case-by-case basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid retention: The body has several mechanisms to keep the concentration of salt in the body relatively constant. Excess salt intake may cause the body to activate mechanisms leading to fluid retention in response. The added fluid burden increases the work load on the heart, and if the pumping function is impaired can lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs. ...Read more
Pulmonary edema: Get the water out of the lungs either using diuretics if there is enough renal function left to allow this to happen or remove the water acutely using hemofiltration. If this is due to renal and heart failure, the heart failure also has to be managed aggressively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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