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What is the best treatment for a pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What is the best treatment for a pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Dialsysis: In renal failure high doses of water pills/ diuretics may be needes to treat pulmonary edema. They may have to be given intravenously. Dialysis is also sometimes used and is very effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more


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What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Diuretics -dialysis: It depends how severe the renal failure is as to which treatment is best. If severe renal failure is present urgent dialysis is best to remove excess water. If not severe, sometimes diuretics can do the job. ...Read more

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What work best to treat pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What work best to treat pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Pulmonary edema: Get the water out of the lungs either using diuretics if there is enough renal function left to allow this to happen or remove the water acutely using hemofiltration. If this is due to renal and heart failure, the heart failure also has to be managed aggressively. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

Treatment...: One of the treatments for pulmonary edema caused by heart failure is diuretic therapy to rid the body of the excess fluid. This therapy needs to be prescribed by a physician and monitored very carefully, . ...Read more

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What are sign & symptoms of pulmonary edema? And what is the treatment?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, heaviness in the chest, low oxygen levels. Chest x ray shows congestion, sometimes effusion, enlarged heart. Treatment starts with oxygen, diuretics. Determine the cause, treat accordingly. A pressure mask might help in certain circumstances to assist with breathing. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for pulmonary edema and is there a cure?

Underlying problem: There are many causes for pulmonary edema. For example cardiogenic pulm edema needs strict care to the function of the heart. Meds such as Lasix (furosemide) can help. But addressing the underlying cause is the answer. ...Read more

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I'm doing a report on pulmonary edema. What are some ways this can kill a person?

Many ways: Having pulmonary edema is very dangerous. If the pulmonary edema becomes severe, you cannot breath. You are not able to get oxygen to your blood and you die from brain hypoxia. Usually, pulmonary edema is associated with heart failure. The heart may not tolerate not having enough oxygen around and it may just stop working. There are many ways of dying from pulmonary edema... ...Read more

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How long can a person live with pulmonary edema?

How long can a person live  with pulmonary edema?

Depends...: This depends on many factors including the reason for the pulmonary edema to be present and if the etiolgy is treatable. Other factors include the rate at which the edema formed and how extensive the edema is in the lungs. There are so many factors that the answer needs to be given on a case-by-case basis. ...Read more

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How likely am I to have pulmonary edema with my hearty failure?

Possible: Depending on the severity of the heart failure, pulmonary edema of varying degrees is certainly possible. The heart is a pump, and if ineffective, fluid builds up behind the pump which in the body is the lungs. ...Read more

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What's the chance of death by pulmonary edema when a person has a regular irregular heatbeat?

Different: The irregular heart beat will only lead to pulmonary edema if the heart is compromised in some other way. The two are not necessarily connected . Death is a result of serious cardiac disease and pulmonary edema may be an end stage manifestation of that. ...Read more

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Why does only left-sided heart failure cause pulmonary edema?

Why does only left-sided heart failure cause pulmonary edema?

Not the only: Pul edema is fluid in the lungs due to a shift of fluid from the veins and capillaries to the sorroundings lung tissues.. This can happen when the pressure in the veins rises as in left heart failure or when the veins become leaky because of infection,inflammation toxic chemicals and drugs,etc. The other conditions include high altitude,sudden chest decompression,drowning. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen to heart failure?

How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen to heart failure?

Depends...: Pulmonary edema can be caused by heart failure so heart failure is already present when the pulmonary edema is diagnosed. If the pulmonary edema is from some other etiology besides heart failure, the onset of right-sided heart failure depends on how high the pulmonary vascular pressures are and the reason for the pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen and lead to heart failure?

How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen and lead to heart failure?

Backwards: Pulmonary edema doesn't cause heart failure, it is one symptom of heart failure (although other things can cause pulmonary edema as well). ...Read more

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Can a person go untreated for 3 weeks with a pulmonary edema that was caused by tauma?

Can a person go untreated for 3 weeks with a pulmonary edema that was caused by tauma?

Mgt: It depends on the extent of the injury. Small amounts of fluid can be effectively absorbed. If there is any respiratory compromise, the fluid can be evacuated. ...Read more

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How long can a person li having been diagnosed with pulmonary edema from excess salt in dieet?

A full life: Barring any other under-lying condition, a diagnosis of pulmonary edema is not a death sentence. A well-managed patient should be able to live a full life. ...Read more

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If a patient has pulmonary edema and has heart failure occurring, should I.v fluids be ceased ? and should iv fluids not be recommenced ?

If a patient has pulmonary edema and has heart failure occurring, should I.v fluids be ceased ? and should iv fluids not be recommenced  ?

In most cases: the doctor has to find happy medium, but they should be giving diuretics and other meds to get fluid off, plus sometimes heart medicine. Some fluid may be given, depends on condition, but usually limited ...Read more

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How long can a person live after having been diagnosed with pulmonary edema?

It varies greatly: Pulmonary edema is usually able to be managed chronically and has a fair prognosis if the underlying cause is found and treated with lifestyle changes and medications. ...Read more

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Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and fluid backs up in the lungs and leaks out to the pleural space. The fluid can often be relieved by medication. Pneumonia can cause increased fluid as well, which is often infected (empyema). This is removed by a tube in the chest or surgery. ...Read more

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Why don't lungs fail during pulmonary edema?

They often do: Pulmonary edema is one of the most common causes of respiratory failure. That's why we have ventilators and icus. Less severe cases of pulmonary edema can be tolerated well enough to avoid respiratory failure. Just like a rain, its a matter of degree. You can have a light shower, or a deluge and flash-flooding. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
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Pulmonary Edema (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills ...Read more