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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. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between edema and inflammation?

YES: edema refers to generalized swelling of any part of the body.
Inflammation refers to :L heat, pain, redness, and swelling in response to a noxious stimulus. ...Read more

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How do edema or bleeding impact the sensation of vision?

How do edema or bleeding impact the sensation of vision?

Depends: Edema and bleeding at the back of the eye can alter the vision from a minor to a major degree depending upon the location. If close to central vision (the macula) it can be substantial. If the bleeding fills the back of the eye it also is substantial. Any bleeding or edema at the back of the eye needs evaluation and treatment as soon as possible by your ophthalmolgist. ...Read more

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Why is there an edema in kwashiorkor but not in merasmus?

Protein vs calories: In Kwash, there is significant deficiency in protein intake which in turn leads to drop in the oncotic pressure inside the blood vessels, causing leakage of fluids to the third spaces hence the edema. In merasmus, there is calorie deficit in general but still enough protein intake to maintain normal oncotic pressure. ...Read more

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What will they do to find out why have subcutaneous edema?

What will they do to find out why have subcutaneous edema?

Examine: The area involved, there is nothing more definitive that. Seeing and touching the area. No labs needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between cord edema and cord compression?

What is the main difference between cord edema and cord compression?

Cord edema: Cord compression can be relieved cord, edema is often caused by compression of the cord but some conditions cause cord edema without compression MS cord edema implies neural injury to the cord is a late sign some cervical cord compression occurs so slowly that no edema develops hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take for edema to show signs of improvement when using fusid?

How long does it take for edema to show signs of improvement when using fusid?

Fusid: Depends on what cuases the edema and how much Furosemide you are taking. This is a potent loop diuretic and most can tell quickly. ...Read more

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Can having impacted bowels cause edema? What other problems can this cause? Thank you.

Can having impacted bowels cause edema? What other problems can this cause? Thank you.

Depends: Having constipation or being full of stool should not cause swelling unless the swelling is your belly. If you mean swelling in you arms and legs then there can be multiple reasons for why this is happening. Please see your doctor for more answers. Cheers. ...Read more

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Does edema disease can be infectious & transfer from one person to another in the same home?

Does edema disease can be infectious & transfer from one person to another in the same home?

Swelling: Edema is accumulation of fluid in the skin, usually in the legs. It is not a disease in and of itself, but can be a sign of underlying disease. It is not an infectious condition and cannot be spread by contact. If you have edema, you should see your doctor to find out why you have it, ...Read more

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I'm 47 and gained 100 lbs in a year, can weight cause severe edema and can edema make it hard to lose weight?

I'm 47 and gained 100 lbs in a year, can weight cause severe edema and can edema make it hard to lose weight?

Go to see doctors...: Gaining weight results from positive balance between intake and output of water and energy by multiple reasons: over-eating urged by habit, depression, sugar craving, drugs (steroid, hormone, some for diabetic, etc.); slowing energy consumption by aging, illness, drugs; water retention from heart failure, poor circulation, kidney disease, etc.; and many others... So, go to doctors for detailing. ...Read more

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