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What Causes Lungs To Fill Up With Fluid
Can prolonged recreational use of Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) sometimes staying up for days, cause small fluid filled blisters to form on chest and hands randomly?
No: Unlikely, but watch out this is a dangerous drug can cause serious problems, misuse can cause sudden death ...Read more
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
If you tested positive on TB skin test when I was pregnant over 25 yrs ago would that cause fluid filled nodule and or enlarged lymphnodes n chest? I was told at the time I will always show positive and all crags have come bk normal until CT scan about 8
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I often feel fluid /mucus [in tthoat]is going in my lungs, what are the possible causes of regular aspiration, ? Thanks
Regular aspiration.: Anatomic abnormalities can cause this. Good idea to have this evaluated with a nasopharyngoscope. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is there any diagnosis on cardiomegaly and lungs filled with fluid? My mother died because of it..
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
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
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
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
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
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
If I masturbate using lukewarm water coming from my shower jet, is there any risk of it causing a air embolism or cause fluid in the lungs or chest?
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
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