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Could I Need Cpap If I Have Pulmonary Edema
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
Poss. but unlikely: The symptoms of fatigue can have many possible causes and most of these potential causes are more common than a pulmonary embolism (pe) being the cause. A pe usually causes sudden and severe shortness of breath, or death. More likely causes of fatigue include poor sleep, thyroid disorders, anemia, blood sugar issues, stress, anxiety, depression, infections, etc. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have CHF and I have bad allergies. If my sinuses drain bad can this cause me to have CHF again? I didn't know if this would cause a problem or not.
Likely no/depends,,: If I take CHF to mean Congestive Heart Failure, then it's likely not to result from non-draining sinuses from allergy as it's not related. If anything, the heart failure might cause fluid in the lungs and mouth, and difficulty breathing, but not if it isn't advanced or badly managed. Sinuses can be congested by the bad allergies themselves and that's likely why they don't drain. ...Read more
Close monitoring: You would need to follow closely with your doctor for proper therapeutic regimen. ...Read more
I have blood clots, that threw to bilateral pulmonary emboli, I have a pulmonologist, what other specialist should I see to be proactive in my health?
Identify cause: Establishing the cause of blood clots and pulmonary emboli is important. A good place to start is your primary care physician, who will review your medical history, perform an examination, order appropriate tests and possibly suggest a subspecialist based on the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a vp shunt for Hydrocephalus and if I have shunt malfunction and if I don't get treated right away what would happen to me?
HEADACHE: will be the first thing you notice with a shunt malfunction. Then you will loose coordination, vomit, have visual problems, lose consciousness and if you continue to be untreated you will build up enough pressure for your brainstem to be pushed through the base of the skull and your breathing will stop. ...Read more
There are a # of: Different heart murmurs. Some very healthy people have heart murmurs (i.e., flow murmur in an athlete). On the other hand, some can be associated with serious medical problems. You need to be checked to see what kind of murmur this is and to determine if is compatible with diving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Criteria...: There are specific criteria for lung transplant. If you meet the criteria, you would then be deemed eligible. You would need to be evaluated by a transplant center to see if you qualify. Since organs are not readily available, the criteria are quite strict, including smoking cessation. See your doctor to discuss this and to proceed with referral, if it is thought that you qualify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have had pneumonia since 10-13 my last xray showed reduced lung volume should I be concerned?
Underinflated lungs: Perhaps a pulmonologist (lung doctor) would answer this best, but here is my thought: Under inflated lungs can result from a lifestyle with little exercise. Exercises like walking and swimming stretch out the lungs and increase their capacity. It's good to have lung reserve but it is not really a disease, as far as I know. It could be related to MS or diabetes mellitus if those limit you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently fit tested for a respirator and was told I may suffer from a superimposed Obstructive Pulmonary impairment? How can I fix this?
Need diagnosis...: Before it can be treated, you first need a definite diagnosis. You will need a pulmonary function test to see if you have obstruction in your airways and if it is reversible with bronchodilators or not. Your family doctor can order the test and then it will be interpreted by a lung doctor. You may need to see a lung doctor, depending on what the test shows. Good luck! ...Read more
If you used a cpap on somebody with pulmonary edema where does the fluid in the alveoli get pumped out to?
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Watch out!: Pulmonary edema is life threatening. Unless the patient gets dehydrated or with significant fluid restriction it is dangerouse. It is caused by many things like congestive heart failure, fluid overload and disorders that elevate the pulmonary pressure. It requires attention soon. If patient takes diuretics it may resolve. Find the cause and treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms or signs?: Presuming that you are asking about symptoms of pulmonary edema - shortness of breath, cough, increased sputum production with a slight pink tinge, decreased exercise capacity, feeling tired etc. Signs are findings on physical examination that your doctor will be able to find. ...Read more
Sort of: Pulmonary edema can be related to heart failure. If the heart fails as a pump, this elevates the blood pressure in the pulmonary circulation, because the fluid gets "backed up", the elevated pressure causes the capillaries to leak fluid into the air spaces. In non cardiac edema, there is an inflammatory injury to the capillaries, from a toxin or infection etc.. This causes the capillaries to leak. ...Read more
No: Pulmonary edema(pe) is a backup of moisture/fluid that leaks into the tissues of the lung & may leak into the air exchange chambers. Pneumonia(pn) is an inflamatory process in the lungs usually caused by an infection by a germ (virus, bacteria) but could be caused by chemicals (stomach acid).Rx for pe &pn are very different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They often do: Pulmonary edema is one of the most common causes of respiratory failure. That's why we have ventilators and icus. Less severe cases of pulmonary edema can be tolerated well enough to avoid respiratory failure. Just like a rain, its a matter of degree. You can have a light shower, or a deluge and flash-flooding. ...Read more
Yes....: Pulmonary edema is when there is fluid build up in the lungs. This can occur for a variety of reasons including congestive heart failure, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, adult respiratory distress syndrome, heart attack, etc. If there is a lot of fluid and if it builds up rapidly, it can be life-threatening or even fatal. So, any sudden onset of shortness of breath should be evaluated in the er! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pulmonary edema is uninfected fluid in the alveoli of the lung usually do to congestive heart failure or to ARDS (non cardiogenic pulmonary edema or adult respiratory distress syndrome). Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue with infected fluid in the alveoli or interstitial tissues. ...Read more
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
Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more
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