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

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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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?

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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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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What are the treatments for pulmonary edema and is there a cure?

Underlying problem: There are many causes for pulmonary edema. For example cardiogenic pulm edema needs strict care to the function of the heart. Meds such as Lasix (furosemide) can help. But addressing the underlying cause is the answer. ...Read more

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How to take care of pulmonary edema?

How to take care  of pulmonary edema?

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

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What does noncardiac pulmonary edema do?

What does noncardiac pulmonary edema do?

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

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What is the worst cause of pulmonary edema?

What is the worst cause of pulmonary edema?

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

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What is the worst effect of pulmonary edema?

What is the worst effect of pulmonary edema?

Death : Pulmonary edema is excess fluid in the lungs. It can cause difficultly with breathing, low oxygen, and may even require a ventilator. It has a whole host of causes, and they definitely can be life threatening. Have to be very careful with pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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What are the clinical findings of pulmonary edema?

What are the clinical findings of pulmonary edema?

Many: Pulmonary edema manifests as extreme shortness of breath (air hunger), fast breathing, low oxygen level on pulse oximetry, fast heart beat. On clinical exam one can hear. ...Read more

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What are the clinical findings of pulmonary edema?

What are the clinical findings of  pulmonary edema?

Findings...: The clinical findings in pulmonary edema include decreased oxygen level, lung crackles by auscultation, peripheral edema, dyspnea, fatigue, decreased appetite, edema on cxr, enlarged heart on cxr, engorged neck veins, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pulmonary edema?

What is the definition or description of: Pulmonary edema?

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

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I was wondering what are some symptoms of noncardiac pulmonary edema?

Noncardiac pulm edem: Look at this: http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20061205115115aaviays.

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Is pulmonary edema a circulation problem?

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

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Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same?

Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same?

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 more

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Is it possible for pulmonary edema to kill you?

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 more

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Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same thing?

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

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What is acute pulmonary edema and how is it treated?

What is acute pulmonary edema and how is it treated?

Fluid in lungs : Acute pulmonary edema is fluid that has entered the lung spaces. It typically causes shortness of breath and low oxygen. The fluid can come from a failing heart, or inflammation, or pneumonia, or even high altitude. It is treated, usually, by fixing the underlying cause and giving diuretics (water pills) to help get rid of the water. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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. 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