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Could increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Could increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Yes: Very likely to happen if you have heart failure or kidney failure. If you have a normal heart and normal kidneys, other problems develop before pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Can increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Can increased water consumption cause pulmonary  edema?

Depends : You couldn't drink yourself into pulmonary edema if you had a normal heart and kidneys. It would be virtually impossible. If you have heart failure, however, or kidneys that are not functioning normally, then definitely you can get pulmonary edema from too much water consumption. The same goes if you take too much salt and have abnormal heart or kidney function. ...Read more

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Is it possible that lack of water consumption cause eye strain?

Is it possible that lack of water consumption cause eye strain?

Not likely: Lack of water consumption is not a likely cause of eye strain. You should see your eye doctor to see if you need glasses. You should, however, as a matter of good health, try to maintain proper hydration. ...Read more

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How can sea water consumption affect your kidneys?

How can sea water consumption affect your kidneys?

How much: Sea water has lots of salts, and the kinds of salt and the amount depend on the location. A little won't hurt if heart and kidneys are normal. The more you take in the more the heart has to work to pump blood to the kidneys to get rrd of the salt. Extremely high salt levels in the blood can be deadly. ...Read more

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How can sea water consumption affect your kidneys?

How can  sea water consumption affect your kidneys?

Sea water: If it is salt water it is hypertonic and if you drink enough of it your sodium level will increase. Subsequent side effects depend on the level of hypernatremia, but first increased thirst, muscle cramping, and if only consuming salty sea water dehydration ensues with resulting (temporarily reversible) kidney injury. Then confusion, seizure, brain bleeding and ultimately death. ...Read more

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How can increased sodium consumption cause pulmonary edema?

How can increased sodium consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Fluid retention: The body has several mechanisms to keep the concentration of salt in the body relatively constant. Excess salt intake may cause the body to activate mechanisms leading to fluid retention in response. The added fluid burden increases the work load on the heart, and if the pumping function is impaired can lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs. ...Read more

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I am confused about the amount of water I should drink.I sit in an AC office and don't sweat.Read somewhere more than 3 ltrs a day can cause edema.

I am confused about the amount of water I should drink.I sit in an AC office and don't sweat.Read somewhere more than 3 ltrs a day can cause edema.

Depends on diet: 3 liters is a lot of water if you are not sweating and could cause water intoxication unless you have some salt intake.*8 glasses of water is plenty to drink. ...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