How to fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?

How to treat? Usually fluid build up in lungs, due to chf, is treated by water pills and salt/ water restriction.
Back-up. When forward flow of blood from the lungs to the heart is affected because the heart is weak and cannot push the blood forward, the pressure in the lung vessels increases and the fluid component of blood leaks into the surrounding lung tissue (imagine if someone was very slow to get off an escalator, those behind him will pile up and if the pile up is severe people will fall out).

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How to deminish fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?

Why do you have CHF? The answer in part requires your health care provider to determine why you have congestive heart failure and ruling out other possible causes for the fluid, and what other conditions you may have. Among the many important issues: do you have high blood pressure? Any lung disease? Kidney disease? A history of a past heart attack? What's your age? Has treatment been tried before? Did it work? Read more...

My mom was told she has a blood clot between her lungs and heart, is this serious, and deadly? She has congestive heart failure and copd.

Pulmon art? I'm not clear where the clot is - in the pulmonary artery? It would be helpful if you can ask her doctor for the exact medical terminology. That said, blood clots are generally serious. I assume your mother is receiving appropriate treatment? (anticoagulation). If she's at home, her docs must feel that her condition is stable. If in the hosp, she's in good hands. Read more...
Yes. This condition is very serious. But a good specialist can do a lot to reverse this condition. Pray a lot. Read more...
Clot. I am assuming she has lung clot (pulmonary embolism). It is treated with blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin). If it is not treated she could be at risk of developing other clots and even death from large clot obstructing blood flow from the heart to the lung. Read more...

I recently had pneumonia. I also have congestive heart failure and copd. Now, whenever I just walk to the kitchen, I have chest tightness. What should I do?

Get checked. First of all, get fully evaluated. You have lots of significant health issues and these need close attention from you and your doctor. But keep in mind, pneumonia can frequently take a long time to heal completely, sometimes several months before your strength is fully restored. Read more...
Need doctor input. This should be discussed with your doctor as soon as possible, many causes are possible and some are serious. For example blockages in the heart arteries can cause exertion related chest pain, or a collection of fluid around the lung can occur with congestive heart failure ( pleural effusion) as well as pneumonia and may even be infected ( empyema) other possibilities as well. Would see doctor. Read more...
Angina. From your description, it seems that you have angina. Please do talk to your cardiologist. Read more...
Could be angina pect. It could be heart pain ( angina pectoris) go see a doctor as soon as possible. Read more...

My ESR level is 2. I am concerned about congestive heart failure. I have had an EKG and chest x ray, both okay. Is heart failure still a possibility?

Anxiety disorder. This question does not provide sufficient info to exclude heart disease, nor does it provide even a remote suggestion that a 27 year old woman would develop CHF without some severe underlying clinical problem. You are overthinking this and need to find out why the level of concern. After discussing with you doctor you might consider seeing a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. Good luck. Read more...
ESR is normal. Although people talk about congestive heart failure being associated with a low ESR (sed rate), there typically is not really a sed rate that is abnormally low. A normal ESR for a young woman, in most labs, is 0-20 mm/hr. The finding of an ESR of 2 should not warrant a heart failure evaluation. If you have no symptoms of heart failure, don't worry. Read more...

46 has pnuemonia and just found out she has congestive heart failure. Does this mean every time she gets sick fluid will build up around her lungs?

No. Not neccesarily. Obviously there should be a work up of CHF which includes blood work, echo and stress test. Read more...
Not exactly. Patients with congestive heart failure develop fluid in the lung tissue as well as outside the lung as one of the complications of congestive heart failure. When the heart is not pumping effectively is does not empty properly, the blood pressure in the lungs is elevated and fluid leaks out of the vessels into the tissues. This can occur whenever the heart failure worsens, like with an infection. Read more...

My mother has congestive heart failure with kidney failure and fluid build up in her lungs. Been in hospital on & off for 3 months. Death soon?

Depends, The details that matter include how bad are kidneys eg stage 3, 4, 5? And how bad is heart ejection fraction ef, how low? 30, 20, 10? How responsive is she to water pills? Does she have other illnesses (comorbidities)? She sounds certainly very ill. Ask her doc about more information including above questions and the discussion will flow more naturally to better answer the question of longevity. Read more...
Mother's prognosis. Your best source of information about your mother's condition is from her physicians (p), as they know her clinical status best of you. You did not provide any information about her lab work or whether she is on dialysis for her kidney failure. Speak to her p's as they know her best of all and can answer your questions in a meaningful manner. Read more...

Can pulmonary edema cause congestive heart failure?

Other way around. Pulmonary edema is a result of heart failure. When the heart doesn't squeeze ir doesn't relax properly, pressures in the heart can rise and cause 'water in the lungs' - pulmonary edema. Read more...

My father has 49% lung function due to congestive heart failure. He is 72 and diabetic. What can be predicted about his quality of life and care need?

Ok if self control. Needs to control fluid intake within 1500 ml = 50 ounces total per 24 hours including all types of fluids even those included in food moisture e.g. Stew. Also, salt restriction under 2000 mg salt per day. Salt rich food include bread & rolls, cured & processed meat, pizza, pickles, chips, fast food. If did that and took his meds, will do fine. Daily weights are big, call doc if off 6 lbs either way. Read more...