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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)

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

Maybe: Transplant is a potential treatment for one who has severe heart failure, or arrhythmias, that haven't responded to other medical therapy. There are a number of situations that rule out transplant including other ills, old age, so whether a given person with bad heart disease is a candidate needs to be discussed with the patients heart doctors. There are many factors to consider. ...Read more

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I drink about a gallon of water per day. I cannot seem to take a deep enough breathe, my lungs just will not fill! my ears pop and i feel rib pressure?

I drink about a gallon of water per day. I cannot seem to take a deep enough breathe, my lungs just will not fill! my ears pop and i feel rib pressure?

Low blood pressure: Don't drink water, eat your water. Raw vegetables are a very healthy form of water. Use a little sea salt as well. Eat 6 equal meals with a slow acting grain like quinoa, and cut up raw vegetables like carrots, celery, cucmbers, radish, beets, lettuce, tomatoes, apple, with olive oil, soy lecithin, and lemon juice. No sugar, dairy, wheat, alcohol or tobacco. Pretend jump rope through the day. ...Read more

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I have started getting tiny, itchy water filled bumps on my arms and chest when exercising (indoors). Are these sweat blisters? Any prevention tips?

I have started getting tiny, itchy water filled bumps on my arms and chest when exercising (indoors). Are these sweat blisters? Any prevention tips?

Heat rash: It sounds like a type of heat rash known as miliaria crystallina.See if online pics match. Avoid situations that can lead to excessive sweating, such as hot, humid environments and strenuous physical activity.Dry your skin thoroughly (baby powder as needed); and wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes ideally made w/cotton.However with all this said, take a picture and bring it to a derm ; confirm. ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like there is water in my lungs but it happens randomly and I can breath the same. It just feels weird and I don't know what it is.

Sometimes it feels like there is water in my lungs but it happens randomly and I can breath the same. It just feels weird and I don't know what it is.

Docs Eval: Next time you feel those symptoms, you should have a physician evaluate you with a stethoscope. Water or pulmonary edema in the lungs can often be appreciated through auscultation. You may also require a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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What does having "water on your lungs" mean?

What does having "water on your lungs" mean?

Fluid in/around lung: "water on your lungs" can mean an excess amount of fluid accumulating in the tissues of the lung themselves (pulmonary edema) or might also mean an accumulation of too much fluid in the spaces surrounding the lungs (pleural effusions). Excess fluid in / around the lungs can be caused by heart failure (pump not working well and fluid building up) or by imbalances in blood itself. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i got water into my lungs and i'm worried?

What do you suggest if i got water into my lungs and i'm worried?

Don't worry: you will normally cough if you get anything in your lungs that doesn't belong. Reasonable amounts of water should not be a problem unless you're talking drowning. ...Read more

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How do they remove water from a kids lungs if they have fallen in a pool?

They don't: The water inhaled in a submersion event is carried deep into the lungs quickly.If the kid has some in a the airways it can be suctioned or coughed out if the kid is responsive enough.The rest will be absorbed through the lung tissue and enter the circulation, much as happends when a baby is born and processes ling fluid.The process can cause significant lung disturbances and needs close monitoring. ...Read more

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