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Could forced drinking cause noncardiogenic pulmonary edema in elderlies?

Could forced drinking cause noncardiogenic pulmonary edema in elderlies?

No one should be : Forced to take liquids. If a patient is being assisted with oral intake, care should be taken that the right amounts are being administered fluid overload can cause CHF and pulmonary edema. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Edema (Definition)

Edema is also known as Swelling. 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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Waht causes pulmonary edema?

Waht causes  pulmonary edema?

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

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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's pulmonary edema made of?

What's pulmonary edema made of?

Fluid from vessels: Usually a more or less protein rich fluid leaking out of blood vessels in the lungs depending on the cause. ...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 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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How long can a person live with pulmonary edema?

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

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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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Could pulmonary edema ever resolve on its own if left untreated?

Could pulmonary edema ever resolve on its own if left untreated?

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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What are common symptoms of pulmonary edema?

What are common symptoms of pulmonary edema?

Pulm edema: This usually manifests as shortness of breath, especially when lying down and also swelling of the legs and feet (edema). ...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


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