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pulmonary edema
 

Pulmonary edema is an abnormal build up of fluid in the lungs, which leads to swelling.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • feeling of drowning
  • gurgling sounds 
  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath when lying down - person may need to sleep with their head propped up
  • cough
  • anxiety
  • restlessness
  • excessive sweating
  • pale skin
  • inability to speak
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

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