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Causes For Fluid In The Lungs
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?
Several possibilitie: Pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, advanced malnutrition, congestive heart failure, hepatorenal syndrome, uremia. The lack of response to diuretics implies that either the condition isn't responsive to diuresis or the dose needs to be adjusted. The condition appears to be complicated and should be further evaluated with consultants as needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can lysol and irratants like that cause fluid in the lungs if sprayed a lot around person with heart problems?
Possible, unlikely: It's possible if you inhale a really large concentrated amount or are especially sensitive, but millions of people are exposed to Lysol daily over decades and they're not dropping like flies. ...Read more
If I masturbate using lukewarm water coming from my shower jet, is there any risk of it causing a air embolism or cause fluid in the lungs or chest?
Not usually.: Super low potassium (k) can sometimes cause arrhythmias and fluid backing up into the lungs from a poorly beating heart, but most of the time fluid building up in the lungs of a heart patient is due to too much sodium (salt) in the diet. Diuretics help the body get rid of excess sodium and can lead to low k in the process. Usually this low k causes muscle cramps before it leads to arrhythmias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more
A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more
It takes a lot: To keep food or water from going into the lungs, it takes a lot of coordination between several muscles working in sequence. That's because the food crosses over the windpipe to get to the food pipe. Anything that interferes with that will cause a mishap. Normally we see that after a stroke. In your age group it most likely happens due to distraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The infection itself: Very hard to answer with just the details given but if there was a pneumonia with the bloodstream infection, it could have been a parapneumonic effusion which is inflammatory fluid between the lungs and the chest wall (the pleural space). In sepsis and bloodstream infections, if large amounts of IV fluids are given, it is very common for fluid to accumulate in the pleural space. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Many viruses can: Viruses such as adenovirus, coxsackieviruses, cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, influenza, mumps, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus, etc..., can cause inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and lead to fluid there. Of course, many people get infected with these viruses and just have milder illnesses... But the unlucky folks can become very ill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ejection fraction: The 20% you read is called ejection fraction and it usually is the left side of the heart. If you imagine a tank getting 100, it puts out 20 of it each time. The next beat another 100 goes in and puts out 20. Now 160 is accommodated in there, it will overflow backward to the lungs and cause too much pressure there that fluid sweats out hence the CHF and pulmonary edema. Simple to look at it. ...Read more
Aspiration pneumonia: what are its causes and cures?
What causes fluid build up in the lungs? Will infections set in?
Aspiration pneumonia: It is an inflamation of the lungs due to food, liquids, and often stomach acid entering lungs through the trachea. Its most common in those with swallowing abnormalities where the entrance to trachea is not adequately covered during swallowing. Reflux is often a contributing factor. Often more common in the elderly. Secondary infection may set in. Prevention is important in those predisposed. ...Read more
Do COPD or a pleural effusion typically cause "crackles". The crackles are apparently heard at the base of the lungs.
Lung injury edema: depends on the nature and severity of injury but if it's going to occur normally would be apparent within a few days. ...Read more
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