Fluid accumulation in the lungs occurs due to two reasons:
Fluid on lungs, or "Pleural effusion" could have several causative factors.Chest X-ray, ultrasound, chest CT, are all useful for your doctor for determining the cause. Thoracentesis, removing/examining some of the fluid is also used.Among the many possible causes are- TB- infections of fungal or parasitic nature- Malignancy- Pulmonary embolism,- rheumatoid arthritis,- abdominal disease (like Pancreatis)- congestive heart failure- liver diseases (like cirrhosis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Hepatic Hydrothorax)- and many othersHepatic Hydrothorax is more common on the right side.More informations can be found on the related links.
pneumonia causes fluid in your lungsPulmonary edema
pleural effusion, it is an overflow of liquid around the lungs
A fluid blood clot is also referred to as a pulmonary embolism. It causes fluid to build in the lungs.
Inflammation of the tissues that cover the lungs and line the chest cavity causes pleuritis, with fluid accumulating in the lungs.
Abnormal fluid collection in the lungs can be caused by lung infections or heart problems. The biggest problem with it is that it causes shortness of breath that can lead to respiratory arrest.
how can you tell if you have fluid on your lungs
There are a variety of causes but here is a site that covers the most common: http://www.2ndchance.info/cough.htm
it causes heart and lungs more prone to infection..and fluid may accumulate in thoracic cavity damaging heart and lungs.
Fluid in the lungs may cause a bubbling sound in the lungs. If the fluid is inside the lung it is pulmonary edema, if the fluid accumulates on the outside of the lung it is pleural effusion.
Fluid in your lungs can lead to pneumonia, therefore, I would say that it should be looked into immediately.
There are many different things that can cause your lungs to fill with fluid. Some of these things include lung infections, exposure to some toxins, kidney disease, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
When the baby's lungs are fully developed they inhale some of the amniotic fluid. This then causes a protein to be released into the fluid which starts labour.
Yes, lungs are commonly transplanted.
Pleurosy is caused by friction in the body. Tension in the chest area causes inflammation and can also effect the fluid in the lungs.
Pulmonary edema is swelling in the lungs. The swelling is from fluid. The fluid causes the exchange of oxygen with co2 to become impaired. The result is hypoxia which is lack of oxygen in the blood.
when you breathe the diaphragm makes your lungs expand. the expansion causes the pressure inside your lungs to be lower than outside your body. since fluid (air) goes from high to low to air flows into your lungs.
The lungs also produce liquid that becomes part of the amniotic fluid
Pleural fluid is the fluid found in your lungs. My guess is that a pleural hemorrhage would be the result of fluid buildup expanding the lungs to the point where the tiny sacs in your lungs could rupture.
Small amount of fluid in the lungs may not cause any pain. It can occur with viral infection, anaemia, heart failure. It may cause shortness of breath if more fluid accumulates and causes the lung to collapse. Certainly you will need further investigation.
You get pneumonia by having fluid in your lungs. To prevent pneumonia avoid getting fluid in your lungs
When the lung rubs against the chest wall, it creates friction and a rubbing sound. When there is fluid in the lungs, crackles are heard.
Aspiration is the medical term meaning breathing fluid (or solids) into your lungs.