Chronic lung disease is a general term of persistent lung disorders. It affects many people around the world. One of the complications of chronic lung disease is severe water retention in body. Let’s take a look at the lung and its functions to better understand what causes water retention in patients with chronic lung disease. or You can jump directly to Ankle and Feet Swelling, Pulmonary Edema in COPD, ARDS, Lung Disorders here
- There are two reasons why water retention occur in patients with lung diseases: The flow of the blood from the heart to the lung backs up because of increased pressure in the blood vessels. The blood buildup will leak into the surrounding tissues and lead to pulmonary edema, abdominal fluid retention, ankle and feet swelling, etc. The lung capillaries become leakier and cause fluid retention in lungs (pulmonary edema). Chronic lung disease is a general term of persistent lung disorders that impairs the function of the lungs.
- There’re many conditions and problems which lead to water retention from hormonal, physic, diseases to body disorders. Here is a list of what causes water retention / swelling / edema. Arthritis Arthritis often causes pain and swelling in the affected joint. It can affect any joints in our body from hip, heel, spine, shoulder, knee to our big toe. The swelling is usually localized in the affected area only.