How To Deal With Wet Lungs?
Good evening, want to ask … u003cbr u003e4-5 years ago I had a wet lung disease, because at that time I did not know if my lung was wet, as a result the treatment for the disease was late ….
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Wet lungs in the medical realm are called pneumonia. This condition occurs when the lung parenchyma becomes inflamed. The most common cause is due to infection. In children, this condition can also occur due to aspiration (the entry of foreign substances other than air into the lungs). In addition to infants and children, pneumonia is also prone to occur in people who have long been hospitalized, sufferers of chronic diseases (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or heart disease), smokers, and people with weakened immune systems (for example because of HIV or undergoing chemotherapy for the treatment of certain cancers).
Symptoms of pneumonia in the beginning are often not typical, which is only similar to an ordinary respiratory tract infection. Because of this many pneumonia sufferers are late getting treatment. The complications that can arise as a result of delayed handling can be many, one of which is pleural effusion (the accumulation of fluid in the cavity between the membranes covering the lung and the chest cavity). It could also, pneumonia causes bacteremia, lung abscess, to severe respiratory disorders that can lead to respiratory failure.
Pleural effusion due to pneumonia can be treated with several procedures. Frequently, in addition to administering drugs to treat pneumonia, doctors can also carry out additional procedures, for example:
Thoracentesis; withdrawal of fluid from the pleural cavity, not only for examination, but also to relieve Tube thoracostomy complaints; the doctor will make a small block in the chest wall, then place a plastic tube that leads to the pleural cavity for several days. Pleural drain; the doctor will make a small block in the chest wall, then place a catheter that leads to the pleural cavity to drain the fluid in it for a longer time Pleurodesis; the doctor will inject an irritative substance through a thoracostomy tube, the aim being to bind the two pleural layers firmly so that the effusion does not recur again Pleural decortication; the doctor will operate inside the pleural cavity, remove inflammatory tissue and other unhealthy tissue with major surgery (thoracotomy) or small surgery assisted with a camera-led tube (thoracoscopy) Discuss directly with your doctor or specialist in internal medicine regarding the best way to remove the remaining fluid in your pleural cavity so that your complaints quickly improve and you can return to activity without problems huh .. Usually, the doctor will coordinate with a thorax surgeon to give you the best treatment.
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