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What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

FLUID IN YOUR LUNGS: MANY POSSIBILITIES INCLUDING PNEUMONIA, TB AND OTHER UNUSUAL INFECTIONS, HEART FAILURE, KIDNEY FAILURE, LIVER FAILURE, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES SUCH AS LUPUS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS JUST TO NAME A FEW, TRAUMA, CANCER ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more

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How can fluid get into the lungs and where does it come from?

How can fluid get into the lungs and where does it come from?

Fluid "on" the: Lungs commonly means pleural fluid, in the space between the lung and chest. In the lungs means pneumonia. List for each too long to describe. ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Visit the emergency department for X-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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Use pain medications as directed
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Feels like there is fluid in my lungs after exercise. Is that normal? Not in greatest shape. Trying to get back in shape. HR after was 140 briefly

Feels like there is fluid in my lungs after exercise. Is that normal? Not in greatest shape. Trying to get back in shape. HR after was 140 briefly

Deconditioning: If overweight and not physical activity, tachycardia and shortness of breath can occur with exercise Need a physician evaluation to rule cardiac problems. An approach will be healthy living and regular exercise starting with walking as tolerated and gradually increase intensity. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

LO salt, need help!: Fluid in lungs (pulmonary edema) can be due to many causes: heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure.... Pulmonary edema is usually treated with water pills (diuretics) and low salt diet. Depedending on the exact cause other medications may help: e.g. Coreg for heart failure.. Management of pulmonary edema usually requires a physician team expert in internal medicine problems. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Carefully research best options, follow vs. biopsy
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Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins. ...Read more

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Is a loose cough enough or do you need to spit out the flem to rid our lungs of fluid? I can't get the flem out.

Is a loose cough enough or do you need to spit out the flem to rid our lungs of fluid? I can't get the flem out.

Clearing: Your lungs is good, expectorating perhaps best, but what you don't you swallow. Thick, tenacious mucus can clog and cling to bronchi, and ultimately if successful, block them leading to pneumonia or lobar collapse. Expectorants help liquefy and loosen. Vigorous cooughing can hurt and even fracture your ribs. But, better than pneumomia. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

See Doctor for Evaluation
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Evaluate Smoking Status
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Ensure Proper Follow Up of Nodule
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Had a CT of the lungs and they injected the fluids inside my IV that's makes you get really warm everywhere. When do the side effects wear off?

Had a CT of the lungs and they injected the  fluids inside my IV that's makes you get really warm everywhere. When do the side effects wear off?

Almost immediately: Contrast material, or x-ray dye, is often injected IV in a ct scan to see things better. Some people 'feel' the dye as a warm sensation which lasts during the injection and subsides almost immediately. Some people have dye 'allergies' which usually manifest within seconds to minutes after the injection. They can be minor or more serious. Minor reactions include nausea, vomiting and hives. ...Read more

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