Any information about pulmonary edema?
Pulmonary edema is a condition in which excess fluids build up in the lungs, thus having effect on breathing. The most common cause of pulmonary edema is heart failure or heart disease, so this type of edema can be serious and life-threatening.
What causes pulmonary edema?
As what has been said above, heart failure or heart disease is usually the common cause of pulmonary, but pulmonary edema isn’t always related to heart problems. Other causes include:
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
- Being exposed to certain toxins such as chlorine and ammonia.
- Injury or trauma to the brain or nervous system.
- High altitude
- Inhaled toxins
- Blood clots
- Viral infections
- Near-drowning incidents
- Kidney disease
- Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC)
- Adverse drug reaction