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Chf Lead Edema
Back up of fluiud: In CHF the heart either can't pump blood/fluid forward or is unable to relax to allow blood/fluid to fill the chambers. These are known as systolic and diastolic heart failure. The fluid in turn will back up into the lungs as the heart & lung are connected. When the fluid overcomes the ability of the lungs to pump it the condition is known as pulmonary edema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema is also known as Swelling. 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
In the last year I have gained 20 lbs. without any change in diet or exercise. I am 71 and have had cardiovascular issues including CHF. No edema. ??
Edema: It is necessary to work with your medical care folks to have the right balance of fluid intake and medications to increase the fluid loss through the kidneys. Sometimes this requires a lot of medicines. It can be a very difficult problem to deal with. Should discuss with your doctors for the specific steps you should be taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of foot edema: Edema in feet & ankles is due to venous insufficiency when it is unilateral or uneven swelling if bilateral (more swelling in one foot > other), and is associated with increased pigmentation of the skin (from hemosiderin deposit) or with varicose (swollen) veins or bruises. Edema from CHF is symmetrical (bilateral) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time to see doctor: Heart failure does lead to edema in the legs. A person with difficulty breathing needs to see his doctor right away, or be seen in the E.R. Right away. Other problems can be occurring at the same time that there is heart failure, such as fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, heart attack, etc.... ...Read more
Dad 63 hospitalized for chf. Heart=normal output & tachy/irregular. Lots of edema, lungs were clear, now on vent, can't wean. No infectionother causes?
CHF: From "tachy/irregular", i infer that he has atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response? I presume he has pulmonary edema as well as peripheral edema? I'm speculating since I have no data, of course. His doctors will slow his heart which improves pump function and then he'll be able to wean from the ventilator. He sounds volume overloaded? Hopefully his kidneys work? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pt 60 years , well controlled dm and htn, now suddenly developing ankle edema progressing chf? , discontinue pioglitazone+metformin+glimepride?
Is it dangerous to wear compression stockings if a chf, patient has some edema, fluid on lungs, and disolving blood clots in the lungs?
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
Basically, it is a condition in which your heart becomes an inefficient pump. As a result, fluid backs up into your lungs and also your lower extremities. There are numerous causes for this but ischemic heart disease is the most common cause. This can be diagnosed by laboratory test, chest xray, as well as an echo or ...Read more
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