Pulmonary Edema; Causes And Symptoms


– What you need to know about pulmonary edema.

– Symptoms that will make you know that you have this problem.

A pulmonary condition basically affects the lungs. Pulmonary edema is a condition that is caused by the presence of excess fluid in the lungs. In most cases, the fluids are fluids leaking out from the blood.

Edema refers to an excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or body cavities.

A serum is a yellowish fluid that we obtain after separating the blood into its solid and liquid components, we can also refer to it as blood serum.

In the case of pulmonary edema, the fluid gathers in different places. Such places include the numerous air sacs in the lungs. Also, fluid accumulates in the lungs for many reasons.

This excess fluid in the lungs makes it very difficult for the affected individual to breathe. This is why when this edema occurs, it is important to treat it without any delay.

There are certain symptoms of this condition, they include;

1. Breathlessness or shortness of breath.
2. Fatigue or extreme tiredness is also another symptom.

Symptoms of pulmonary edema.

3. Dizziness can also occur.
4. Rapid or fast breathing is another symptom.
5. Dizziness and weakness.
6. A rapid or an unexplainable weight gain is also a sign.
7. Swelling in the lower part of the body.’
8, Inability to sleep well at night, etc.

There are risk factors or underlying causes of pulmonary edema. They include the following;

  • High blood pressure
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Traumatic conditions can also cause it.
  • Lung injury is another cause.
  • Inhalation of toxins.
  • Heart problems can also cause pulmonary edema.
  • Smoking of cigarette or cocaine.
  • Also, lung infections are a risk factor.
  • Radiation to the lungs is another risk factor.

The moment one notices the symptoms of this condition. it is important to seek medical care or attention. Do not keep mute about it, go for medical treatment.