Patient Comments: Pulmonary Edema - Causes

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If known, what was the cause of your pulmonary edema? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Alfie, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 26

I was put on blood thinners for a clot and no one ever re-assessed or took me off the blood thinners. It caused bleeding of the lungs and pulmonary edema which in turn led to deterioration of motor skills due to lack of oxygen to the brain.

Comment from: Jp, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 08

Too much salt in diet caused my pulmonary edema. I had very high blood pressure (BP) for months. I couldn’t inhale or exhale and had low oxygen level while sitting or doing nothing. I lost 5 pounds of water in the hospital and am on new BP medicines and water pill.

Comment from: Diabetic, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

My pulmonary edema is an annual event that progressively gets worse during winter. It is due to diabetes and a resulting weakened heart muscle, poor blood circulation, and a suppressed immune system.

Comment from: Ellen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

I had pulmonary edema due to pregnancy 15 years ago.

Comment from: pinky C., 35-44 (Patient) Published: July 30

I can’t stand for long, even 20 minutes. I have back pain and wonder if I have pulmonary edema.

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