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Doctor insights on: What Happens To Your Lungs When They Fill With Water

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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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Water filled in lungs and not able to breath properly.And lungs swollen.

Water filled in lungs and not able to breath properly.And lungs swollen.

Pulmonary edema: Lungs can't breathe properly when filled w/water (should be filled w/air instead). You might be describing pulmonary edema, commonly from heart failure and/or kidney or liver failure, or pleural effusion. Imperative that you seek emergent care now. If your family doctor can see you now (you're half a globe away in india or 12hrs ahead), go. If not, go to emergency room for treatment. Don't wait! ...Read more

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If a has cardiomegaly & lungs filled with water & is on oxygen support what are his chances to survive if oxygen is removed?

If a has cardiomegaly & lungs filled with water & is on oxygen support what are his chances to survive if oxygen is removed?

Critically ill: Sounds like your loved one is critically ill. I'm sorry to hear that. You're describing multiple organ dysfunction (heart, lungs) which is never good. By oxygen, do you mean a breathing tube? The decision to remove a breathing tube comes down to 2 things. 1: they will only remove it, if they expect the person will do well 2: or, they expect the person to die and keeping the tube in is futile. ...Read more

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If a has cardiomegaly and lungs filled with water and is on oxygen bipap what is the importance of diuretics & oxygen? What if both are not given?

If a has cardiomegaly and lungs filled with water and is on oxygen bipap what is the importance of diuretics & oxygen?  What if both are not given?

Multi modality Rx : U mean cardiomyopathy , are various causes , is broadly divided into right sided , left sided and sever ( mixed ) . Rx : help your heart pump effectively , w b blockers, adding ace/arb to decrease load, defibrillator to prevent sudden deaths , dieuretics to keep the fluivolume load low, symptomatic supplementation of oxygen to decrease the work of breathing bipaap for positive pressure to. ...Read more

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

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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My mother was 55 years old. She died due to cardiomegaly and lungs filled with water. I think doctors had not treated will. I m in great dipression?

My mother was 55 years old. She died due to cardiomegaly and lungs filled with water. I think doctors had not treated will. I m in great dipression?

Heart failure: From your description, i suspect that your mother died from severe congestive heart failure with a very weak heart that caused fluid to back up into the lungs. If the heart is too weak then it will not support the body functions no matter what is done. Sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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Is heart transplant possible if a has cardiomegaly and lungs filled with water? (a had 2 heart attacks before 2 years)

Possibly: There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the right candidates for heart transplant. What you appear to be describing is heart failure causing pulmonary edema (fluid in lungs) that may in part be due to heart attacks from blocked arteries. These are potential reasons for transplant. But this has to be evaluated by a transplant team. There are many factors to consider. ...Read more

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