Is pulmonary edema curable?

Depends. Pulmonary edema is a symptom, not a disease or condition. It all depends on what is causing the pulmonary edema. If, for example, due to heart failure, it may be treatable. If due to metastatic lung cancer, it may not.
Yes, but. It depends on the cause. Most pulmonary edema is from a malfunctioning heart which may be treatable with medicine or sometimes surgery on a malfunctioning valve or arteries. Non cardiac pulmonary edema is very dangerous and may or may not be curable depending on the cause.
Depends... It depends on the underlying cause. There are many causes for pulmonary edema and treatment as well as prognosis depends on the underlying cause.

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How dangerous is pulmonary edema?

It depends. it depends on the cause and the severity. In some cases it is mild and easily reversible. In other cases it can be life threatening. Read more...
Pulmonary edema. Pulmonary edema is a condition where there is excessive blood volume in the lung. It typically occurs in the setting of congestive heart failure. Depending on its severity, it may be life threatening and result in respiratory failure. Read more...

What is bilateral pulmonary edema?

Meaning.... This means that there is fluid in both lungs. Congestive heart failure can lead to a fluid build up in both lungs but there are many other etiologies depending on the age of the patient as well as medical history. Your doctor will have more clinical information to make a more precise diagnosis as well as treatment. Good luck! Read more...

How to get relapse of pulmonary edema?

Not always the heart. Pulmonary edema is a term indicating fluid in the lungs. It can be cardiogenic ie heart failure or noncardiogenic. Causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema include pneumonia, autoimmune, cancer, etc. The key to preventing recurrances is to evaluate the cause and treat it. Read more...

What are the tests for pulmonary edema?

Auscultation & x-ray. Edema in the lungs alters the breath sounds on examination with a stethoscope, auscultation. Chest x-ray also reveals pulmonary edema due to alteration in the shadows of the lung. Lab tests to distinguish between edema and pneumonia may include crp, bnp and in rare cases examination of brochopulmonary fluid. Read more...

Pulmonary edema happens as a result of what?

Heart failure. 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...

Is pulmonary edema a circulation problem?

Sort of. Pulmonary edema can be related to heart failure. If the heart fails as a pump, this elevates the blood pressure in the pulmonary circulation, because the fluid gets "backed up", the elevated pressure causes the capillaries to leak fluid into the air spaces. In non cardiac edema, there is an inflammatory injury to the capillaries, from a toxin or infection etc.. This causes the capillaries to leak. Read more...

Is it possible to X-ray a pulmonary edema?

Yes. The collection of fluid in the lung called pulmonary edema will show up on a chest xray as a hazy white area in the area of the lung with the fluid. The areas are often dependent or lower areas because gravity can make the fluid collect in one place or another. Read more...
Yes, pulmonary edema can generally be visualized on a chest xray, but the appearance is not entirely specific. Read more...

Could I need cpap if I have pulmonary edema?

Yes. Pulmonary edema caused by congestive heart failure gets better quicker with cpap. In other cases it is used to minimize the need for life support with a breathing tube. Read more...
! If you have pulmonary edema, you have a potentially life threatening condition that needs complete evaluation and treatment. Don't try this at home on your own! Read more...