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My 91 yr old dad has fluid on lungs. He had a stroke affecting his swallowing. Wat happens if the fluid carries on goin on to his lungs?
Aspiration PNA: I have a different opinion. Stroke leading to dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) can cause accidental aspiration of one's own saliva & secretions, which can perpetuate fluid accumulation in the lungs. Along with acute treatment for aspiration pneumonitis, your father should get swallow rehab to prevent future aspiration. Good luck to him! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not quite the same: Since a pulmonary embolus and a stroke come from somewhat different mechanisms, the way to prevent them is a bit different. Suffice it to say that eating a diet that promotes a healthy weight, prevents obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol or blood pressure will be the best bet at avoiding these conditions. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and low in fats and carbohydrates is good! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmonary emboli: Chances pretty good.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a little clot bubble that formed after IV cause serious harm like a pulmonary embolism or stroke?
No: These little bubbles get into the veins all the time and cause no troubles. The bubbles that cause damage in scuba divers and caisson disease cause problem by a different mechanism. ...Read more