Pulmonary Edema: Overview
Pulmonary Edema is the collection of fluid in the lungs. The may occur due to a chest infection causing pneumonia, or from a lung reaction due to an inhaled chemical toxin. The most common cause of chronic pulmonary edema is chronic heart failure. Other disorders of the lungs may sometimes cause pulmonary edema. Symptoms of pulmonary edema include shortness of breath (often worse when lying down), wheezing, bubbling-like breath sounds, and similar symptoms. Complications include pleural effusion, chronic breathing difficulty, and respiratory failure.
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- Chest Infection: A chest infection usually refers to an infection of the lungs, and in common usage often refers to a bacterial infection
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- Pneumonia: Pneumonia refers to lung inflammation, and often to a lung infection with fluid in the lungs. Pneumonia can be very
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- Heart Failure: Heart Failure is a weakly beating heart that is not adequate to maintain the body’s function. It usually refers
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- Pleural Effusion: Pleural effusion is fluid between the layers of the pleura in the lungs. It is often related to Pleurisy, another
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- Shortness of Breath: Shortness of breath refers generally to breathing difficulty. It may refer to mild breathing symptoms, such as being out of
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