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Doctor insights on: What Causes Fluid Around The Heart And Lungs

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What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

See below: By increased vessels permeability and slower lymphatic clearance in cases with a cardiac congestion or high blood volume output. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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When youhave your heart working on 20% why and what or hoow causes fluid in lungs?

When youhave your heart working on 20% why and what or hoow causes fluid in lungs?

Ejection fraction: The 20% you read is called ejection fraction and it usually is the left side of the heart. If you imagine a tank getting 100, it puts out 20 of it each time. The next beat another 100 goes in and puts out 20. Now 160 is accommodated in there, it will overflow backward to the lungs and cause too much pressure there that fluid sweats out hence the CHF and pulmonary edema. Simple to look at it. ...Read more

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Can lysol and irratants like that cause fluid in the lungs if sprayed a lot around person with heart problems?

Can lysol and irratants like that cause fluid in the lungs if sprayed a lot around person with heart problems?

Possible, unlikely: It's possible if you inhale a really large concentrated amount or are especially sensitive, but millions of people are exposed to Lysol daily over decades and they're not dropping like flies. ...Read more

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After being in hospital having a plurel effusion, doe to fluid in 1 lung and heart area, what would cause different types of pain in those areas?

After being in hospital having a plurel effusion, doe to fluid in 1 lung and heart area, what would cause different types of pain in those areas?

MANY possibilities: After effusions, you can have leftover inflammatory pain. You can have pain from the heart's surrounding fluid, separate from the pleural effusion (pericardial effusion). Hiatal hernias can cause pain, which can be difficult to distinguish from other causes. There is a possibility of angina if you have coronary artery disease. If your pains are get worse, see your doc, or an ER, straightaway! ...Read more

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What causes lung fluid retention after heart valve surgery?

What causes lung fluid retention after heart valve surgery?

It depends: The lungs can retain fluid because the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs is high. This can be because of volume overload - too much fluid in the body, or because the heart needs higher pressures to fill. It can also be because the blood vessels of the lung are leakier due to inflammation after surgery. ...Read more

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Can low potassium cause fluid in the lungs of a heart patient? And how

Can low potassium cause fluid in the lungs of a heart patient? And how

Not usually.: Super low potassium (k) can sometimes cause arrhythmias and fluid backing up into the lungs from a poorly beating heart, but most of the time fluid building up in the lungs of a heart patient is due to too much sodium (salt) in the diet. Diuretics help the body get rid of excess sodium and can lead to low k in the process. Usually this low k causes muscle cramps before it leads to arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Is fluid on the lungs and heart terminal?

Is fluid on the lungs and heart terminal?

No: This not terminal and is often treatable. The question is what is causing fluid on the lungs? This is usually a separate process from pericardial effusion. Echocardiography will provide important information about heart strength and valvular function. Treatment for pulmonary edema involves diuretics in addition to other potential medications. ...Read more

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What disease can cause your heart and lungs both to fail?

What disease can cause your heart and lungs both to fail?

CHF: Heart failure can cause respiratory insufficiency and vice versa. Both have multiple potential causes independently and together. The list of possible causes is long. If you are unfortunate enough to have these problems, you need to ask your doc for specific information. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 2 months old nephew has fluid around his heart and lungs. How is it treated?

It depends: Depending on the cause of the fluid accumulation, sometimes with medication, dialysis and sometimes with surgical drainage. Usually heart conditions or congenital heart disease, infections and other serious conditions causes fluids to accumulate around the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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I have bloody saliva sometimes but my heart and lungs are fine? What could cause it?

I have bloody saliva sometimes but my heart and lungs are fine? What could cause it?

Gum disease: It's hard to say without a physical exam, but one of the more common causes of blood in the saliva is gum disease (especially if the blood is seen after brushing or flossing). Other sources of blood can be the sinuses, If you have a little blood in the sinuses sometimes it can drip down the back of your throat and end up in your saliva. If you haven't seen your dentist lately, I would get checked ...Read more

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Is it true that a build-up of fluid in the lungs will result in a reduced amount of oxygen in the blood returning to the heart?

Is it true that a build-up of fluid in the lungs will result in a reduced amount of oxygen in the blood returning to the heart?

If Bad Enough: The lungs have remarkable capacity to overcome problems with what we'd call "gas exchange", but if enough of the lung tissue is taken out of the picture (eg by being covered in fluid) then yes, the amount of oxygen brought back to the heart will definitely fall. ...Read more

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How to fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?

How to fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?

How to treat?: Usually fluid build up in lungs, due to chf, is treated by water pills and salt/ water restriction. ...Read more

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How to deminish fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?

How to deminish fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?

Why do you have CHF?: The answer in part requires your health care provider to determine why you have congestive heart failure and ruling out other possible causes for the fluid, and what other conditions you may have. Among the many important issues: do you have high blood pressure? Any lung disease? Kidney disease? A history of a past heart attack? What's your age? Has treatment been tried before? Did it work? ...Read more

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Why does fluid build up around the lungs in congestive heart failure (chf)?

Why does fluid build up around the lungs in congestive heart failure (chf)?

Problem is the heart: In chf, the heart cannot effectively pump blood from the lungs to the systemic circulation. So, the fluid cannot move forward and it thus remains backed up in the lungs. The fluid stays in the lungs because the heart is unable to do its job of pumping that from the lungs to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Other than a lung issue what would cause slight pain under heart with each breath?

Other than a lung issue what would cause slight pain under heart with each breath?

Pleurisy,: Musculoskeletal, clot in the lung, etc. Your sarcoidosis may contribute to your pain. Get reassurance from your dr. Take care and may you have a wonderful holiday! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain. ...Read more

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I've been feeling light headness and headaches for the past 3 days my heart rate and lungs and pressure where all fine cause they checked them yesterda?

I've been feeling light headness and headaches for the past 3 days my heart rate and lungs and pressure where all fine cause they checked them yesterda?

Neurologist: If symptoms persist an evaluation by a neurologist would be advisable. It's true that blood pressure abnormalities and disturbances in heart rhythm are common causes of those symptoms, but they have been ruled out. Thus the next step would be neurological evaluation if headaches and lightheadedness are ongoing. ...Read more

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What can prevent someone that had heart surgery from getting fluid in the lungs?

What can prevent someone that had heart surgery from getting fluid in the lungs?

CHF: Fluid in the lungs after heart surgery is usually due to congestive heart failure. CHF is not an uncommon complication, depending on the condition before surgery and the type of operation but it can be managed efficiently and well by the surgical team. Follow their advice, take medicines as prescribed, don't smoke, and you'll have done all you can do. ...Read more

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Could having a heart bypass have made fluid accumulate in my father's lungs a few days later?

Could having a heart bypass have made fluid accumulate in my father's lungs a few days later?

Possibly: The bypass should help heart function. However it is a very stressful surgery. If your father's heart already had poor function and unrecoverable tissue damage, he is at high risk of congestive heart failure. A lot of fluids are needed and how well the heart handles them can be unpredictable. I am sure the surgical team looked for evidence of graft malfunction or clotting, which may need surgery. ...Read more

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Nan 93yrs, 25% of kidney functioning, heart failing, fluid inside and out of lungs, Pneumonia. Max life expectancy without life support please?

Nan 93yrs, 25% of kidney functioning, heart failing, fluid inside and out of lungs, Pneumonia. Max life expectancy without life support please?

Here are some. ..: Hi! EmmaD, Sorry to see your facing how to manage the ending days of your nan; but, in a sense, being precious yet privileged to experience it. How long she would live still relies on the degree of supportive care with nutritional supply and drug use. If just keeping her as comfortable as possible, her life may come to end in 3-7 days although the last fighting days of life widely varies among all ...Read more

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46 has pnuemonia and just found out she has congestive heart failure. Does this mean every time she gets sick fluid will build up around her lungs?

46 has pnuemonia and just found out she has congestive heart failure. Does this mean every time she gets sick fluid will build up around her lungs?

Not exactly: Patients with congestive heart failure develop fluid in the lung tissue as well as outside the lung as one of the complications of congestive heart failure. When the heart is not pumping effectively is does not empty properly, the blood pressure in the lungs is elevated and fluid leaks out of the vessels into the tissues. This can occur whenever the heart failure worsens, like with an infection. ...Read more

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I've had shortness of breath since I was a teen. After doing tests recently I'm told lungs are clear and heart is fine. I've never been told the cause.

I've had shortness of breath since I was a teen. After doing tests recently I'm told lungs are clear and heart is fine. I've never been told the cause.

? allergy testing: Some pts are short of breath during certain times of the year. A symptom diary and allergy testing may give you some additional info. Some pts use inhalers and allergy meds during certain mos of the year and are fine the rest. ...Read more

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My mom was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.. Fluid around lungs...And conjestive heart failur...How dangerous is that..

My mom was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.. Fluid around lungs...And conjestive heart failur...How dangerous is that..

Depends on specifics: Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump blood efficiently. This causes fluid to build up in the tissues especially the lungs. It is a serious condition, but it has many treatments. The prognosis depends on the cause, age of the patient and those kind of details. Pneumonia is a lung infection, seriousness varies depending on clinical details. It is also very treatable. ...Read more

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When my heart beats it feels like it's being forced to pump or like something's touching it like lungs or ribs is that possible? Other causes?

When my heart beats it feels like it's being forced to pump or like something's touching it like lungs or ribs is that possible? Other causes?

Not sure: I am not sure what you are describing exactly. Sometimes you can get a skip the beat that sounds like what you have are having but this should not be all the time. With your history listed, I worried that you could have other problems and should visit your primary doctor to learn more. ...Read more

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My right side of heart is enlarged. Been checked 4 clots in legs & my lungs. It's normal. What other things could cause this? I'm scared please help

My right side of heart is enlarged. Been checked 4 clots in legs & my lungs. It's normal. What other things could cause this? I'm scared please help

Intracardiac shunt: You should have a cardiac MRI (which is extremely accurate) to confirm your diagnosis as echo is notoriously inaccurate for right sided quantitation. Ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosis and other forms of l to r shunt can cause this. Also severe tricuspid or pulmonary insufficiency. Primary pulmonary hypertension is also on the list. Good luck! ...Read more