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What is the worst cause of pulmonary edema?

Can't... ...Think of any good ones: they include heart failure, altitude sickness, and exposure to airborne toxins. Read more...
Meaning?.... Pulmonary edema due to malignancy is often not treatable and has a poor prognosis. But, extensive pulmonary edema of rapid onset can also be fatal even though the underlying cause may be treatable. It is important to seek help right away if you suspect this diagnosis so treatment can be given before it reaches this level of severity. Read more...

How can bacteria cause pulmonary edema?

Infection... Bacteria can cause an infection of the lungs which is called pneumonia. This, in turn, can cause inflammation leading to excess fluid in the lung which is called pulmonary edema. It can also lead to fluid surrounding the lung, called a pleural effusion. Read more...

How can increased sodium consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Fluid retention. The body has several mechanisms to keep the concentration of salt in the body relatively constant. Excess salt intake may cause the body to activate mechanisms leading to fluid retention in response. The added fluid burden increases the work load on the heart, and if the pumping function is impaired can lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs. Read more...

Could too much potassium cause pulmonary edema?

Too much is bad. Potassium is normally found in bananas, coconut water and fresh fruits & vegetables. There are medications that "spare" potassium from being excreted. Chronic kidney disease is associated with high potassium levels. Taking potassium supplements without a doctor's supervision is life threatening in any person. It could manifest as sudden cardiac death. Read more...
No. Not usually, but if you have too much potassium due to renal failure, the volume overload from the failing kidneys can cause pulomary edema. Read more...

Does pulmonary edema cause an increase in surfactant?

No. Pulmonary edema that is due to inflammation definitely decreases surfactant production. Pulmonary edema due to heart failure (hydrostatic forces) also decreases surfactant production but to a much lesser degree. Read more...

Could pulmonary edema or its cause be life threatening?

Oh yes! . Pulmonary edema is excess fluid in the lungs. It can cause difficultly with breathing, low oxygen, and may even require a ventilator. It has a whole host of causes, and they definitely can be life threatening. If it comes on slowly, it can cause trouble. If it comes on quickly, and you dont fix the underlying problem, like a heart attack for instance, then it can be fatal. Read more...

Do some OTC meds cause pulmonary edema if you take too big of a dose?

In theory sure... There are so many otc meds it's hard to narrow it down. But i can imagine a scenario if you have high blood pressure and take pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) otc , your blood pressure could go high, enough to cause pulmonary edema. Read more...

Could forced drinking cause noncardiogenic pulmonary edema in elderlies?

No one should be . Forced to take liquids. If a patient is being assisted with oral intake, care should be taken that the right amounts are being administered fluid overload can cause CHF and pulmonary edema. Read more...
"Forced drinking" ...of what? Forced anything is probably bad, but forced drinking can cause many problems. If you force someone to drink too much water the biggest risk is of hyponatremia (low serum sodium, with ill effects on the brain mostly) , not pulmonary edema. Forced drinking of alcohol is also referred to as assault in my view, and should be reported to the police. Read more...