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. 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 Singapore the statistical analysis on pulmonary edema was resulted as the incidence of severe pre-eclampsia was 29.3 per 10,000 deliveries, with an increased risk in women who were aged more than 35 years and who were nulliparous. 43 percent of women had maternal complications, including eclampsia, haemolysis/elevated liver enzymes/low platelets syndrome, oliguria, pulmonary oedema and placental abruption. 89.3 percent of women required caesarean section and 59.1 percent of women were admitted to intensive care.