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How is pulmonary vascular congestion caused?

How is pulmonary vascular congestion caused?

Usually from CHF: Vascular congestion or pulmonary edema is usually the result of a cardiac problem call congestive heart failure (chf). The left side of the heart can not keep up with the right, so blood stagnates in the lungs. This causes shortness of breath, inability to lie flat, and sometimes white frothy sputum. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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I have pulmonary vascular congestion along with an enlarged heart. Is this something dangerous as one doc said it was nothing?

I have pulmonary vascular congestion along with an enlarged heart. Is this something dangerous as one doc said it was nothing?

May be: Pulmonary congestion and cardiomegaly (if you truly have them) may represent signs of early heart failure but you do not say if you have shortness of breath or any other symptoms. Nothing wrong to get a second opinion from a cardiologist that you trust and follow his lead. Do not be afraid of asking questions! you should be allright. ...Read more

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Does cardiomegaly, vascular congestion and lungs filled with water cause death my mother died because of these?

Unfortunately yes: Sorry for your loss. You describe congestive heart failure, and pulmonary oedema, which contribute to a very ominous outcome. Modern medicine sometimes loses the battle. ...Read more

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Can my 9 month old drink iced water ? His lungs are clear and he is coughing congestion.

Can my 9 month old drink iced water ? His lungs are clear and he is coughing congestion.

It : It is ok for any baby over six months to have a little water. You may have a hard time getting your child to drink iced water, though since they do not usually like to drink very cold liquids. The only things that have been shown to help an infant with cough and congestion are saline drops and nasal suctioning with a bulb suction and placing a humidifier in the room while he sleeps. No cough/cold medications are safe for this age. If your child develops a fever, starts refusing to eat or drink, acts very sick or starts to have difficulty breathing, call his doctor right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having chest pain, hurts in lungs worse when i lay down and coughing with chest congestion?

Having chest pain, hurts in lungs worse when i lay down and coughing with chest congestion?

Go to ER: You should go to er and get yourself checked. There are different reasons that can cause chest pain and cough- however, i think you should be evaluated as soon as possible. Go to er. ...Read more

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Anytime I fall asleep laying on my back, I wake up with fluid/congestion in my lungs. What could be the cause? I'm 29, non-smoker, & normal weight.

Anytime I fall asleep laying on my back, I wake up with fluid/congestion in my lungs.  What could be the cause?  I'm 29, non-smoker, & normal weight.

Lying supine: This syndrome may actually be due to postnasal dripping of mucus or actual gastroesophageal reflux as you lie in a supine position during sleep. If you have normal breathing during exertion or exercise, it is quite unlikely that you have any disorder of the heart or lungs. Try sleeping with your head and chest in more of an upright position-that is, above your abdomen which helps reflux. ...Read more

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Why do I always have flem and congestion in my lungs?

Coughing up phlegm: Coughing up phlegm can come from numerous causes. Primary pulmonary disease, e.g. Emphysema, bronchitis, etc., can be the source. It is also possible postnasal drip from sinusitis/allergies can be the cause. I would see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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The difference pulmonary edema and congestion is what?

The difference pulmonary edema and congestion is what?

Not much: Pulmonary edema is a type of pulmonary congestion. Congestion just means something is in your lungs. Pulmonary edema means that "water" is in your lungs usually from the heart not pumping well. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more