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What work best to treat pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What work best to treat pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Pulmonary edema: Get the water out of the lungs either using diuretics if there is enough renal function left to allow this to happen or remove the water acutely using hemofiltration. If this is due to renal and heart failure, the heart failure also has to be managed aggressively. ...Read more

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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What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Diuretics -dialysis: It depends how severe the renal failure is as to which treatment is best. If severe renal failure is present urgent dialysis is best to remove excess water. If not severe, sometimes diuretics can do the job. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What is the best treatment for a pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Dialsysis: In renal failure high doses of water pills/ diuretics may be needes to treat pulmonary edema. They may have to be given intravenously. Dialysis is also sometimes used and is very effective. ...Read more

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How likely am I to have pulmonary edema with my hearty failure?

Possible: Depending on the severity of the heart failure, pulmonary edema of varying degrees is certainly possible. The heart is a pump, and if ineffective, fluid builds up behind the pump which in the body is the lungs. ...Read more

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Why does only left-sided heart failure cause pulmonary edema?

Why does only left-sided heart failure cause pulmonary edema?

Not the only: Pul edema is fluid in the lungs due to a shift of fluid from the veins and capillaries to the sorroundings lung tissues. This can happen when the pressure in the veins rises as in left heart failure or when the veins become leaky because of infection, inflammation toxic chemicals and drugs, etc. The other conditions include high altitude, sudden chest decompression, drowning. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen to heart failure?

How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen to heart failure?

Depends...: Pulmonary edema can be caused by heart failure so heart failure is already present when the pulmonary edema is diagnosed. If the pulmonary edema is from some other etiology besides heart failure, the onset of right-sided heart failure depends on how high the pulmonary vascular pressures are and the reason for the pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen and lead to heart failure?

How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen and lead to heart failure?

Backwards: Pulmonary edema doesn't cause heart failure, it is one symptom of heart failure (although other things can cause pulmonary edema as well). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

Treatment...: One of the treatments for pulmonary edema caused by heart failure is diuretic therapy to rid the body of the excess fluid. This therapy needs to be prescribed by a physician and monitored very carefully, . ...Read more

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If a patient has pulmonary edema and has heart failure occurring, should I.v fluids be ceased? And should iv fluids not be recommenced?

If a patient has pulmonary edema and has heart failure occurring, should I.v fluids be ceased? And should iv fluids not be recommenced?

In most cases: The doctor has to find happy medium, but they should be giving diuretics and other meds to get fluid off, plus sometimes heart medicine. Some fluid may be given, depends on condition, but usually limited ...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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What are common symptoms of pulmonary edema?

What are common symptoms of pulmonary edema?

Pulm edema: This usually manifests as shortness of breath, especially when lying down and also swelling of the legs and feet (edema). ...Read more

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What does a noncardiac pulmonary edema do to the body?

What does a noncardiac pulmonary edema do to the body?

Pulmonary edema: Pulmonary edema fills the lungs with fluid and impairs oxygen getting into the blood stream. Any pulmonary edema does this. Noncardiac has causes like poisons, toxic inhalants, high altitude and low blood osmolality. The noncardiac cause has its own effects in addition to the oxygenation problem. ...Read more

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What is fluid layering and why is that an improvement with pulmonary edema?

Mistake?: Fluid layering is a term applied to pleural effusions which are fluid collections outside the lung but inside the lung sack. It is good to have layering as that means the fluid is thin and the lung moves nicely. The alternative would be that the fluid is clotted or like pus and the lung is scarred or stuck so the fluid can't move. Pleural effusions often occur with pneumonia or heart failure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to X-ray a pulmonary edema?

Is it possible to X-ray a pulmonary edema?

Yes,: pulmonary edema can generally be visualized on a chest xray, but the appearance is not entirely specific. ...Read more

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How do pneumonia and pulmonary edema differ?

Very different cause: Pneumonia is an infection of your lung tissue.

Pulmonary edema is fluid which builds up due to various causes of lung inflammation or from yoru heart. It can also occur from toxinsa to your lung. ...Read more

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Why don't lungs fail during pulmonary edema?

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

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When does pulmonary edema occur in a patient?

When does pulmonary edema occur in a patient?

Pulmonary edema: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-edema/basics/definition/con-20022485

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Is pulmonary edema usual in dry drowning cases?

Not sure: I don't know what you mean by dry drowning since it necessarily requires that the lungs fill with fluid to be termed drowning. Suffocation can occur without the lungs filling with pulmonary edema, but all cases of drowning have fluid in the lungs. ...Read more

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Is morphine in anyway used to help pulmonary edema?

Used to be.: Morphine has been used as a relaxant to assist with ventilation and support in pulmonary edema cases. It serves as an anxiolytic is supposed to decrease the work of breathing. More recent studies, though, suggest it may cause more harm than good. Nowadays its use is limited to heart attack cases (not pulmonary edema per se). ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema a sign or symptom for pneumonia?

Is pulmonary edema a sign or symptom for pneumonia?

No: Pulmonary edema refers to fluid in the lungs, whereas pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. They are different entities, although sometimes they are difficult to differentiate. ...Read more

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What is negative pressure pulmonary edema and how bad is it?

Upper airway problem: Negative pressure pulmonary edema occurs when the windpipe is transiently blocked depriving the lung of air. The bodies response to this event is to leak fluid into the air sacs and flood the lung. It is extremely serious and requires rapid correction of the obstruction. This may occur in younger people who undergo anesthesia and occlude their airway on extubation causing the problem. ...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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How can bacteria cause pulmonary edema?

How can bacteria cause pulmonary edema?

Infection...: Bacteria can cause an infection of the lungs which is called pneumonia. This, in turn, can cause inflammation leading to excess fluid in the lung which is called pulmonary edema. It can also lead to fluid surrounding the lung, called a pleural effusion. ...Read more

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I have pericarditis, are my chances of pulmonary edema higher now?

No: Pericarditis is usually related to an inflammatory process, which is generally self- limited. If it persists or worsens, it can lead to constrictive pericarditis, which does not allow the heart to fill and empty normally, and that can lead to symptoms consistent with congestive heart failure, usually right sided. ...Read more

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What are sign & symptoms of pulmonary edema? And what is the treatment?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, heaviness in the chest, low oxygen levels. Chest X-ray shows congestion, sometimes effusion, enlarged heart. Treatment starts with oxygen, diuretics. Determine the cause, treat accordingly. A pressure mask might help in certain circumstances to assist with breathing. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is exactely pulmonary edema, is it similar to alveolar edema?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is exactely pulmonary edema, is it similar to alveolar edema?

Pulmonary edema: Occurs when the pressure in the blood vessels exceeds the surrounding tissues (like oozing) or the particles in the blood (oncotic pressure) is low, or there is leakiness in the vessels (as in the inflammation from sepsis). If this happens in lung then there is pulmonary edema causing sogginess of the lung tissues. ...Read more

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How can CHF lead to pulmonary edema?

How can CHF lead to pulmonary 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 more

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