Pulmonary means lungs and edema means swelling. It is a condition which is caused by excess fluid accumulation. This fluid collects in the numerous air sacs in the lungs, which makes difficult to breathe. In most of the cases, heart problems are caused due to pulmonary edema. It develops suddenly, which is called as acute pulmonary edema, which 0020 is a medical emergency requiring immediate care. Although pulmonary edema can sometimes prove fatal, the outlook improves when you receive prompt treatment for pulmonary edema along with treatment for the underlying problem.
Symptoms of pulmonary edema may include: Coughing up blood or bloody froth ,Difficulty breathing when lying down (orthopnea) ,Feeling of "air hunger" or "drowning" ,Grunting, gurgling, or wheezing sounds with breathing Problems speaking in full sentences because of shortness of breath . Pulmonary edema treatment includes Oxygen is given through a face mask or tiny plastic tubes are placed in the nose.
Medicines that may be used for Pulmonary edema are Diuretics that remove excess fluid from the body, Medicines that strengthen the heart muscle, control the heartbeat, or relieve pressure on the heart. In Australia statistical analysis on Pulmonary edema given result as it was identified in 35 (<1%) of the first 4000 reports to AIMS. The most frequent presenting sign was hypoxia (46%) and the most specific sign was the presence of frothy sputum (23%).