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What is neurogenic pulmonary edema?

What is neurogenic pulmonary edema?

From brain injury: This is a kind of noncardiac pulmonary edema. Its seen with a variety of acute brain injuries like head injury and large strokes especially hemorrhages. The edema is related to leaky capillaries. The exact mechanism is unknown but one theory is the brain injury causes a sudden release of stress hormones (like adrenaline) that injures the capillaries and allows them to leak fluid into the lung.

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


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How is edema measured?

How is edema measured?

Edema: The only accurate way to measuse edema is by using a tape measure. Swelling in the legs can be measured in this way however, facial swelling could not. Daily body weight is often used as a crude way to monitor edema that cannot be measured accurately.

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What are the symptoms of edema?

What are the symptoms of edema?

Edema: Edema can be a symptom of heart, kidney and/or liver failure, among other causes. It is also a side effect of some medications. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/edema/basics/definition/con-20033037 & http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/heart-failure/edema-overview for more info.

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Edema need refill no insuranve?

Edema need refill no insuranve?

Healthtap Prime: You could have a consult or concierge visit with one of the physicians on HealthTap Prime. Check out the details on the website.

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Could you tell me what is pedol edema?

Could you tell me what is pedol edema?

Foot swelling: It is swelling of the foot or feet. It does not necessarily mean a critical problem but the feet are swollen

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What's heat edema?

What's heat edema?

Heat injury: One of many signs of heat injury can be swelling in tissues. Often means one has been overheated to such a degree that the kidneys are overwhelmed and are unable to maintain a good salt balance. Avoid heat injury!

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How to treat edema at home?

How to treat edema at home?

Edema: It depends on what the edema is from and where it is. Swelling from trauma or injury can be helped by ice and wrapping with an ace-wrap. If it's your legs, then compression stockings can help. Those are just examples, but for your situation, you need to find out what's causing the edema in the first place! Best of luck.

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Are edema and swelling synonymous?

Not always: In most instances when a patient says legs are swollen they are often are referring to edema, which is the accumulation of fluid in the extremities. However other things besides edema can cause swelling such as infection involving a body part, blood clots in veins (phlebitis), a bruise to the head or face, etc.

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What is occipitial soft tissue edema?

What is occipitial soft tissue edema?

Swelling back head: Occipital (back of head) soft tissue edema just means 'swelling'. The possible causes are trauma (bump/bruise) or infection (cellulitis).

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What is nursing intervention of edema?

What is nursing intervention of edema?

Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician.

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Why do malnurished patients get edema?

Why do malnurished patients get edema?

Kwashiorkor: Kwashiorkor is a disease found in severely malnourished patients. It is due to a severe lack of protein. Lack of protein which binds fluid in the blood is then free to invade gravitationally into the tissue, particularly to the lower abdomen. Think of pictures of severely malnourished children in countries with famine: they commonly have severely protruding stomachs: lack of protein.

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How do edema or bleeding impact vision?

How do edema or bleeding impact vision?

It varies: If the edema is in the cornea, lens or retina it can severely affect the vision. Examples would be cornea edema after cataract or lasik surgery, lens edema due to osmotic shifts in aqueous fluid and glucose in a diabetic patient or retina edema following any eye surgery or in diabetic retinopathy. Hemorrhage is a minor inconvenience if it's on the outside of the eye but can affect vision inside.

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What is the definition of mucosal edema?

What is the definition of mucosal edema?

Mucosal edema: Mucosal edema = swelling or buildup of fluid in the layer of tissue that lines the inside of the body. (like stomach, larynx etc).

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Why don't people with SIADH get an edema?

Why don't people with SIADH get an edema?

SIADH and no edema: The hyponatremia of SIADH is initially mediated by ADH-induced water retention.This ensuing volume expansion activates secondary natriuretic mechanisms, resulting in sodium and water loss. The net effect is that, with chronic SIADH, sodium loss is as or more prominent than water retention, so edema does not form.

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Can a gross edema result in an amputation?

Yes: Untreated edema leads to skin break down and infection which can lead to amputations. Chronic infections plug up the leg's drainage system, the lymphatics, which can lead to an increase in edema, uncontrolled swelling, more infections and a vicious cycle of tissue injury.

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What a difference between edema and swelling?

What a difference between edema and swelling?

Edema ≠ Swelling: Swelling is a part and sign of the inflammation process (e.g. trauma), whereas edema is when fluid overfills the tissues (e.g. lungs). The difference may be seen when you press into the puffiness and edema remains depressed.

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Does restrictive stockings work to treat edema?

Yes: These are commonly very effective for reducing edema. It is a simple treatment but very effective, sometimes more so than the medications.

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What cause generaluzed edema without renal problem?

What cause generaluzed edema without renal problem?

Many causes: Excluding renal problems, generalized edema can be caused by many conditions: congestive heart failure, liver failure[, although that usually spares the arms], lymphedema [lymphema may effect only one to all 4 limbs and the torso], hypothyroidism, and low protein states including protein malnutrition, and finally venous insufficiency.

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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