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How To Get Rid Of Fluid In Lungs

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Get Rid Of Fluid In Lungs

Pulmonary edema, or what is also known as the fluid accumulated in the lungs, has its origin in heart failure. It is a serious disease because it is caused by a heart deficiency. Furthermore, it can also arise in other major diseases such as pneumonia. However, pulmonary oedema has a cure, on we explain how to get rid of fluid in the lungs.

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Steps to follow:


Water in the lungs usually causes breathing difficulties. It is necessary for patients to receive help to breathe better in addition to treatment to improve their condition.


Oxygen can be supplied by a mask or by a tube entering through the nose. Thus you receive it directly and it helps you breathe easier while improving your pulmonary edema.


A device known as PEEP transmits positive pressure to the lungs at the end of inspiration, helping the patient to breathe.


Medication that controls the heart rate is required, with this the water in the lungs will fade gradually.


A tube in the trachea performed by tracheotomy will help the patient breathe and feel better. Many times this small operation is necessary to make any advancements in the patient's improvement.


Diuretics in pill form generate a much faster and direct effect, helping the patient go to the bathroom to expel large quantities of water accumulated in the lungs. This is a treatment that may be advised in some cases.


Any treatment for pulmonary edema should be directly supervised by a qualified, as only trained personnel can monitor the patient's progress.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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stuart EASTON clark
how di i get rid of the water
kenneth geisinger
This is the first article I could find that explained my condition (water on the lungs) and mentioned possible treatments.. It was like a breath of fresh air.
OneHowTo Editor
We're so glad we could help and appreciate the (intentional?) pun!
Maartha Wells
i HAVE A son 58 mentally from 10 mths when he had a horrible illness. Heart disease runs in the family right now . He has water around his lungs, He is in a group home. and I his mother concerned and i would like some advise . thanks Martha Wells
Can u plz tell , how much economy will be spent to treatment of fluid pneumonia
Kay Johnson

Info was very informative...
OneHowTo Editor
Glad we could help Kay!
I am suffering from breathing problem from several days. Please let me know how to remove water from the lungs.
Water in lungs, how to get rid of it
Stephan Hunter
I have emphezmia and seem to always be coughing up water constantly all day long. I use Mucinex but it really does not seem to help. Is there something else I can try?
jen wray
very straight talking.i don't exercise much as being out of breath frightens me.i have the water pills you describe.i would like to cough but only manage dry overactive thyroid a cause
Phuong quach
How to get rid of water in my lungs ?
Alice T Breeze (oneHOWTO editor)
Try out the tips mentioned above, they should do the trick.

Hope this helps
William Rogers
s there a cure?
Is there any home remedies to get rid of fluid on the lungs as I have diabetes as well and I have a pace maker
OneHowTo Editor
You can combine medical treatment with having lots of diuretic food (ie. that contains a great amount of water). Therefore, we advise you to drink at least 2 liters of water per day, eat pineapple, artichoke, beetroot and drink teas.
Hope this helps
Janet Lynch
My boyfriend in a nursing home and he told me to day that they did a xray on him and found that he had water in the lung it's got me nerves sick can somebody help please.
Alba Charles (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Janet, as mentioned in our article, water in the lungs can be quite serious. You should talk with your boyfriend's doctor and he/she will tell your boyfriend what to do to get rid of the water.
How To Get Rid Of Fluid In Lungs