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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
Pe pulmonary embolism is a clot from elsewhere (pelvic or leg veins more commonly) migrating through the main veins and caught into the lung which are like big filters.
Pulmonary edema is with heart failure, fluid retention, lung congestion with fluid edema and may follow heart attack, valvular heart disease and a variety of conditions.
Both cause shortness of breath and can be deadly. ...Read more
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
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
Meaning....: This means that there is fluid in both lungs. Congestive heart failure can lead to a fluid build up in both lungs but there are many other etiologies depending on the age of the patient as well as medical history. Your doctor will have more clinical information to make a more precise diagnosis as well as treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends....: The treatment of pulmonary edema depends on its underlying cause but diuretics are often given while the definitive diagnosis is being sought. There are etiologies of pulmonary edema that diuretics won't work for so it is vital to ascertain the precise etiology so the correct treatment is rendered. ...Read more
Not always the heart: Pulmonary edema is a term indicating fluid in the lungs. It can be cardiogenic ie heart failure or noncardiogenic. Causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema include pneumonia, autoimmune, cancer, etc. The key to preventing recurrances is to evaluate the cause and treat it. ...Read more
Auscultation & x-ray: Edema in the lungs alters the breath sounds on examination with a stethoscope, auscultation. Chest x-ray also reveals pulmonary edema due to alteration in the shadows of the lung. Lab tests to distinguish between edema and pneumonia may include crp, bnp and in rare cases examination of brochopulmonary fluid. ...Read more
Difficulty breathing: In non cardiogenic pulmonary edema the lungs are filled with fluid and become stiff. This means the work of breathing is increased. In addition the alveoli or tiny air sacs are filled with fluid such that gas exchange can not occur, in particular in becomes hard to get oxygen into the blood. All of this combines to produce impaired lung function and even respiratory failure. ...Read more
Meaning? ....: Pulmonary edema due to malignancy is often not treatable and has a poor prognosis. But, extensive pulmonary edema of rapid onset can also be fatal even though the underlying cause may be treatable. It is important to seek help right away if you suspect this diagnosis so treatment can be given before it reaches this level of severity. ...Read more
Depends...: This depends on many factors including the reason for the pulmonary edema to be present and if the etiolgy is treatable. Other factors include the rate at which the edema formed and how extensive the edema is in the lungs. There are so many factors that the answer needs to be given on a case-by-case basis. ...Read more
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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The lungs fill up wi: 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 and treat the cause ...Read more
See below: Depends on the cause: 60 minutes to never, depending on what's wrong. ...Read more
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 more
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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