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.
Shortness of breath. Pulmonary edema usually manifestation exacerbation of congestive heart failure. Symptoms: shortness of breath, tachycardia, hypoxemia, edema of feet.

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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...

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

Diuretics/others. Diuretics help to clear the lungs of fluid. Ace inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and beta blockers help to prevent recurrences of heart failure. Certain types of pacemakers may also help. Read more...
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