Causes And Ways To Deal With Pulmonary Edema?

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good evening doctor, greetings. greetings prosperous doctor. mom wants to ask .. my mom yesterday dropped shortness of breath, pale, cold sweat. thank god fast to the hospital and the doctor take care quickly take action and pass the critical period of his coma. in the heart rate monitor around 120-130, oxygen in the blood of 40, not tension 200/100. history of high blood pressure, usual consumption of amlodipine. the lung doctor sank, so it became crowded … 6 days of hospitalization, thank God my mother recovered and was allowed to go home. food was kept, activities were limited BUT the “drinking” was normal. after one month, just that day my mother washed clothes, maybe the activity on that day is too excessive. then in the evening, shortness of breath and drop again. But the results of monitoring are not as severe as the first incident. After being hospitalized, it turns out that the specialist in internal medicine must indeed limit the consumption of drinking water. , it turns out fluid … QUESTION: How is it best to take care of my mother? Is this pulmonary edema completely cured? What about first aid if conditions drop at home? Can my mother travel out of town? (currently taking deurutic medicine) … thank you doctor. hopefully can be answered.

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Hello Muhammad Rasyid! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.

Pulmonary edema is a condition where air bubbles in the lungs are filled with fluid. Pulmonary edema is often caused by heart failure. With your mother, it is very likely that heart failure has occurred, especially if you remember that your mother has a history of high blood pressure. Heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump blood properly throughout the body. When it cannot pump blood properly, blood can turn to the lungs. High pressure in the pulmonary veins causes fluid in the veins to come out, causing the lungs to become full of fluid (lung drowning or pulmonary edema). The heart of a patient who has a history of high blood pressure must work harder than a normal person. Over time, the heart muscle that works too hard can become stiff or become weak, so it cannot pump blood properly (heart failure occurs). In addition to heart failure, pulmonary edema can also be caused by kidney failure (also often occurs in patients with high blood pressure) and the use of certain drugs or herbs.

Heart failure is a disease that will be experienced for a lifetime. That is, this disease can not be cured, but can be controlled properly. Your mother needs to control her to the doctor and take medication regularly throughout her life so as not to re-occur shortness. If the critical condition is resolved and according to the doctor's assessment of heart failure that is experienced is not too severe, the consumption of fluids (drinking) is indeed usually not limited. However, if there is back tightness or daily activities are very limited, the doctor will suggest reducing fluid intake per day. At home, your mother must live a healthy life. No one should smoke in your house (including on the porch or not). If your mother's excess weight, your mother's weight needs to be lowered slowly by regulating healthier food intake and doing physical activities as strong as your mother. As much as possible, activities continue to be carried out during the day. If your mother starts to feel uncomfortable, ask her to take a break. Your mother also needs to reduce salt intake. Also help your mother not be too stressed and try to get your mother to get enough rest at night. If your mother is very tight or unconscious at home, take her directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. Immediately bring your mother to the emergency room if she feels chest pain or coughing with pink tinge. Traveling out of town will depend greatly on how long your mother will be on the trip. Avoid traveling too long because it can be dangerous for your mother. You can ask how long the safe travel limit for your mother is to the internist who treats your mother.

That's all information from me. I hope this helps.

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