Treatment Of Pulmonary Edema?
A good afternoon! Look, I’m 17 years old. Previously I was swimming and accidentally entered water through my nose. And lately I feel very breathless (tired) in breathing, like not relieved, my heartbeat always feels beating fast and when lying down a little bit tight. Are those signs of pulmonary edema? And should I consult with a doctor at the hospital?
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Pulmonary edema is a lung disease characterized by air pockets filled with fluid. Under normal conditions, air pockets are filled with air, which is air that is inhaled from the environment (oxygen) and air released by pulmonary capillaries (carbon dioxide). It is in the air bag that the two gases (ie oxygen and carbon dioxide) undergo exchange. In someone suffering from pulmonary edema, the air sac is filled with fluid, so there is no place for oxygen gas and carbon dioxide, which is why sufferers complain of shortness of breath.
The fluid that fills the air sacs can come from the plasma fluid of the pulmonary capillaries, which results from a heart condition (such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, heart disease, etc.). Pulmonary capillary plasma fluid can also enter the air bag due to pulmonary embolism. In addition, pulmonary edema fluid can also come from outside, as in the case of drowning.
Well, you might experience pulmonary edema. However, it is not good to guess, you should check with a specialist in internal medicine. Because to find out whether pulmonary edema occurs or not, it can not only be based on complaints, it needs a direct physical examination by a doctor on the lungs and heart. In addition, supporting examinations such as heart records, chest X-rays and blood gas analysis are also needed.
Besides pulmonary edema, there are also other conditions that may occur to you, namely:
1. Lung infections
2. Heart disease
3. Psychosomatic diseases, namely the emergence of complaints caused by psychological factors, such as stress or excessive anxiety.
In the meantime, try when the tightness appears you are calm, then change the position to half-sitting, then do relaxation breathing by inhaling deeply then releasing slowly through the mouth, do it repeatedly until your tightness improves.
Thus hopefully useful.