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Doctor insights on: What Causes Lungs To Fill Up With Fluid

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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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Is it possible to take allergic reaction to 100mg atenonal, lungs fill up with fluid, and out of breath.

Is it possible to take allergic reaction to 100mg atenonal, lungs fill up with fluid, and out of breath.

Yes: The medication atenolol which I believe you may be referring to, is a beta-blocker type medication used for treating high blood pressure, etc. Any medication can trigger an allergic reaction and these can be severe. Beta-blocker medications can trigger asthma symptoms in those with or susceptible to asthma. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and I can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind the lungs?

What causes fluid behind the lungs?

A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more

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What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

FLUID IN YOUR LUNGS: MANY POSSIBILITIES INCLUDING PNEUMONIA, TB AND OTHER UNUSUAL INFECTIONS, HEART FAILURE, KIDNEY FAILURE, LIVER FAILURE, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES SUCH AS LUPUS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS JUST TO NAME A FEW, TRAUMA, CANCER ...Read more

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What can cause fluids to go in lungs instead of esophugas?

It takes a lot: To keep food or water from going into the lungs, it takes a lot of coordination between several muscles working in sequence. That's because the food crosses over the windpipe to get to the food pipe. Anything that interferes with that will cause a mishap. Normally we see that after a stroke. In your age group it most likely happens due to distraction. ...Read more

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What virus causes fluid around lungs?

What virus causes fluid around lungs?

Many viruses can: Viruses such as adenovirus, coxsackieviruses, cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, influenza, mumps, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus, etc..., can cause inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and lead to fluid there. Of course, many people get infected with these viruses and just have milder illnesses... But the unlucky folks can become very ill. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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What could cause a chronic cough and to feel like I have fluid in my lungs?

What could cause a chronic cough and to feel like I have fluid in my lungs?

Get checked: It can be many things, sounds like may be mild asthma, but can be more dangerous things so would have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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If a has cardiomegaly and lungs filled with fluid then is suction of fluid possible?

If a has cardiomegaly and lungs filled with fluid then is suction of fluid possible?

Better ways: The condition you described is due to congestive heart failure, which is due to decreased the efficacy of heart a pumping device which causes fluid to back flow to lung.
Then treatment is to support heart such as using acei, and beta blockers at some point. Meanwhile we can decrease the heart's load by using diuretics and get rid of extra fluid from the system. Also will restrict fluid and salt. ...Read more

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Are a 17 year olds lungs damaged if they were filled with fluid for 4 months left untreated. We didn't know she had asthma until a dr visit?

Are a 17 year olds lungs damaged if they were filled with fluid for 4 months left untreated. We didn't know she had asthma until a dr visit?

Filled with fluid?: asthma is an inflammatory issue - but if she has never been told asthmatic unusual to diagnose at one visit. Why do you think they were filled with fluid for 4 mo? Cough alone can be from reflux, post-nasal drip, virus, allergies, pneumonia, cardiac reasons - and asthma - and many other reasons. So why the question about fluid for 4 mo? Did someone say she had fluid? ...Read more

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If fluid goes into lungs while drinking, can this cause person to choke and die, if efforts to cough it out doesn't work or one couldn't cough?

If fluid goes into lungs while drinking, can this cause person to choke and die, if efforts to cough it out doesn't work or one couldn't cough?

Yes, possible: This is called aspiration. A massive aspiration event could cause drowning and death. More often, small amounts of repeated aspiration lead to a pneumonia. Unless the cause of the aspiration is addressed, it will continue to be a threat to the person's life and well-being. ...Read more

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What could cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles?

What could cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles?

CHF: It could be caused by congestive heart failure. This is something you need to get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is there any diagnosis on cardiomegaly and lungs filled with fluid? My mother died because of it..

Is there any diagnosis on cardiomegaly and lungs filled with fluid? My mother died because of it..

Cardiomyopathy: The description you provided is consistent with dilated cardiomyopathy. This condition is also commonly called congestive heart failure. It basically means a weakening of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins. ...Read more

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Can a sudden increase in blood pressure cause fluid to enter the lungs?

Can a sudden increase in blood pressure cause fluid to enter the lungs?

Pulmonary edema: If the physiology is present in the patient, a sudden increase in blood pressure can cause pulmonary edema. It doesn't necessarily happen in everyone. Not enough space here to explain the physiological reasons. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my lungs fill with fluid after eating along with a cough?

What does it mean when my lungs fill with fluid after eating along with a cough?

Aspiration: It means food gets into your lungs instead of going into the stomach. You should eat slowly, chew well, not talk while eating, and see a speech therapist for a swallowing study. ...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.

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 lungs fill with fluid in end stage colon cancer?

Why do lungs fill with fluid in end stage colon cancer?

Edema: The end stages of many cancers involve fluid in the lungs which can make breathing difficult. There are many reasons; sometimes the cancer has spread to the lungs but not always. Malnutrition and the general body wasting of cancer also plays a role. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?

Several possibilitie: Pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, advanced malnutrition, congestive heart failure, hepatorenal syndrome, uremia. The lack of response to diuretics implies that either the condition isn't responsive to diuresis or the dose needs to be adjusted. The condition appears to be complicated and should be further evaluated with consultants as needed. ...Read more

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What would cause dark fluid drained from both lungs, having also a severe blood infection?

What would cause dark fluid drained from both lungs, having also a severe blood infection?

The infection itself: Very hard to answer with just the details given but if there was a pneumonia with the bloodstream infection, it could have been a parapneumonic effusion which is inflammatory fluid between the lungs and the chest wall (the pleural space).

In sepsis and bloodstream infections, if large amounts of IV fluids are given, it is very common for fluid to accumulate in the pleural space.

Hope this helps. ...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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Aspiration pneumonia: what are its causes and cures? What causes fluid build up in the lungs? Will infections set in?

Aspiration pneumonia: what are its causes and cures? What causes fluid build up in the lungs? Will infections set in?

Aspiration pneumonia: It is an inflamation of the lungs due to food, liquids, and often stomach acid entering lungs through the trachea. Its most common in those with swallowing abnormalities where the entrance to trachea is not adequately covered during swallowing. Reflux is often a contributing factor. Often more common in the elderly. Secondary infection may set in. Prevention is important in those predisposed. ...Read more

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Fetal lung fluid & urine make amniotic fluid, right? So what caused oligohydramnios?

Fetal lung fluid & urine make amniotic fluid, right? So what caused oligohydramnios?

Decreased perfusion: Oligo can be either loss of fluid or decreased production. A stressed infant will shunt oxygenated blood to more vital organs, less renal perfusion, therefore less urine produced. Anything that decreases placental perfusion can cause it (abruption or placental separation, poor implantation, vascular problems, clots, uterine abnls, etc). There are too many causes to list here, ask your ob. ...Read more