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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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Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and fluid backs up in the lungs and leaks out to the pleural space. The fluid can often be relieved by medication. Pneumonia can cause increased fluid as well, which is often infected (empyema). This is removed by a tube in the chest or surgery. ...Read more

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Could forced drinking cause noncardiogenic pulmonary edema in elderlies?

Could forced drinking cause noncardiogenic pulmonary edema in elderlies?

"Forced drinking": ...of what? Forced anything is probably bad, but forced drinking can cause many problems. If you force someone to drink too much water the biggest risk is of hyponatremia (low serum sodium, with ill effects on the brain mostly) , not pulmonary edema. Forced drinking of alcohol is also referred to as assault in my view, and should be reported to the police. ...Read more

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What are the causes of non-cardiogenic paulminary edema?

What are the causes of non-cardiogenic paulminary edema?

Non cardinogenic ede: Multiple causes; sepsis syndrome, drugs, brain trauma, lung trauma, infections such as influenza, or others. Volume overload to name a few. Many other causes possible ...Read more

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What causes pulmonary embolism?

What causes pulmonary embolism?

Blood clot: A pulmonary embolism is the result of a blood clot travelling to your lungs. The blood clot (referred to usually as a DVT) is usually found in the veins in one or both of your legs. This breaks loose and travels up through the IVC to the heart and then to your lungs. ...Read more

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Why can pulmonary edema cause shortness of breath?

Why can pulmonary edema cause shortness of breath?

Gas Exchange: Pulmonary edema affects the flow of oxygen from airsacs / alveoli to blood vessels in the lungs called capillaries. This is called gas exchange and results in low oxygen levels. ...Read more

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What are some complications in non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema?

What are some complications in non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema?

Pulmonary edema: read this: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pulmonary_edema/page2_em.htm

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How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

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... ...Read more

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Waht causes pulmonary edema?

Waht causes  pulmonary edema?

Many things: Anything that allows fluid to leak from the blood or lymphatics into the lung tissue and air spaces. Infection, heart failure, sever protein malnutrition, trauma, kidney failure, etc can all do it. Overwhelming the hydrostic equilibrium or decreasing the oncotic pressure all allow fluid to move into the lung. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pulmonary embolism?

What are the causes of pulmonary embolism?

PE: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/basics/definition/con-20022849

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Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Pitting edema: Bilateral can either be caused by systemic disease or localized causes. Systemically cardiac, liver or kidneys problems can cause edema. Locally . Tight clothing, thrombophlebitis or varicose veins can cause edema. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

No: Complications of pulmonary HTN include acute right heart failure insitu pulmonary clots and eventual refractory respiratory failure. This is related to progressive pulmonary artery narrowing, which is a hallmark of the disease not a complication of it. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of congestive heart failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of congestive heart failure?

Associations: Rather than complications i.e. Blood vessel diseases are common in patients with heart failure who happen to have less optimal blood vessels in heart, kidneys, and legs. ...Read more

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Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Reflux can hurt lung: I am not exactly sure what you mean by long edema but stomach juice that comes up and gets into the throat and spills into the lungs can cause significant damage. The damage certainly can cause swelling and edema of the lung tissue and can lead to pneumonia and pneumonitis. ...Read more

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Chronic heart failure mechanism in cor pulmonale due to occupational disease.?

Chronic heart failure mechanism in cor pulmonale  due to occupational disease.?

RV overload: Chronic lung disease causes pressure overload of the right ventricle which eventually fails with enlargement and rise in pressure in the right ventricle, right atrium and the systemic venous circulation including the liver, spleen, intestines, genitals, and legs. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism the same?

Are pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism the same?

No: Pulmonary edema refers to fluid in the lungs, most commonly as a result of a failing heart. Pulmonary emboli are blood clots that form somewhere in the body (usually the legs) and travel to the lungs. ...Read more

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What are some complications in non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema?

Pulmonary edema: read this: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pulmonary_edema/page2_em.htm

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Rajesh Rethnam
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Pulmonary Edema (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills ...Read more