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Can beta blockers help with pulmonary edema?

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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

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


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Is morphine ever used to help with pulmonary edema?

Is morphine ever used to help with pulmonary edema?

Yes: In the past, morphine used to be one of the mainstays of treating pulmonary edema. Beside dilating the vessels, it also takes away the feeling of breathlessness and makes the patient feel better in more than one way. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with pulmonary edema?

How long can a person live  with pulmonary edema?

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 more

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What's the chance of death by pulmonary edema when a person has a regular irregular heatbeat?

Different: The irregular heart beat will only lead to pulmonary edema if the heart is compromised in some other way. The two are not necessarily connected . Death is a result of serious cardiac disease and pulmonary edema may be an end stage manifestation of that. ...Read more

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How serious is a pulmonary edema in a 15 year old?

How serious is a pulmonary edema in a 15 year old?

Very: Pulmonary edema is serious at any age, but its rarity at 15 makes it particularly concerning. Congenital heart disease is frequently present to cause this in an adolescent. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause acute pulmonary edema?

Pulmonry edema: ...Ist just fluid in your lungs. Usually it refers to fluid from congestion from the heart, but pneumoonia can cause fluid to exude into the infected lung, and thus indirectly cause pulmonary edema. I guess the answer is yes, with an asterisk. ...Read more

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How can increased sodium consumption cause pulmonary edema?

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

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What work best to treat pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

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 more

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What is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

Pulm edema: A matter of semantics to some physicians. The terms are often used interchangeably to describe fluid build-up in the lungs regardless of cause. More descriptive terms that are used include cardiogenic pulmonary edema and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Edema (Definition)

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


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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