Pulmonary Edema is a medical condition characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the lungs, specifically in the alveoli and interstitial spaces.


Pulmonary Edema can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Heart failure
  • Severe hypertension
  • Exposure to high altitudes or low oxygen levels
  • Kidney disease
  • Infections
  • Drug reactions


Signs and symptoms of Pulmonary Edema may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid and shallow breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing, often with pink or frothy sputum
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Unusual sweating


Treatment options for Pulmonary Edema depend on the underlying cause, but may include:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Diuretic medications to reduce fluid overload
  • Vasodilators to improve blood flow
  • Intravenous medications to strengthen heart contractions
  • Treating the underlying condition (e.g., heart failure)


If left untreated, Pulmonary Edema can lead to severe complications, such as:

  • Hypoxia (low oxygen levels in the body)
  • Respiratory failure
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Death