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Could increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Could increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Yes: Very likely to happen if you have heart failure or kidney failure. If you have a normal heart and normal kidneys, other problems develop before pulmonary edema. ...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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Can increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Can increased water consumption cause pulmonary  edema?

Depends : You couldn't drink yourself into pulmonary edema if you had a normal heart and kidneys. It would be virtually impossible. If you have heart failure, however, or kidneys that are not functioning normally, then definitely you can get pulmonary edema from too much water consumption. The same goes if you take too much salt and have abnormal heart or kidney function. ...Read more

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How can increased sodium consumption cause pulmonary edema?

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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Would drinking too much water affect pulmonary edema?

Would drinking too much water affect pulmonary edema?

Yes: Yes in person with kidney disease or a heart failure. You do have to follow you weight daily which reflect your fluid balance. ...Read more

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Is a pulmonary edema a water retention problem?

Yes: Pulmonary edema is a collection of watery fluid in the lungs. Normally, there is only a small amount of fluid in the lungs and it finally drains out of the lungs into the heart. However, when the heart is not strong or if there is a large amount of extra fluid in the body (like from kidney problems), then fluid can collect in the lungs. It can make it hard to breathe and cause low oxygen levels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pleural effusion and pulmonary edema? Where does the water accumulates in pul edema?

Different Location: A pleural effusion is fluid around the lungs that collects between the lung and chest wall. Pulmonary edema is fluid that collects in the lung airspaces themselves. Many times, you can have both together. Both cause difficulty with breathing. ...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?

No one should be : Forced to take liquids. If a patient is being assisted with oral intake, care should be taken that the right amounts are being administered fluid overload can cause CHF and pulmonary edema. ...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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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