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Season 1, Episode 5 · 1 year ago

EP4 Medical Corner: Pulmonary Edema!

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Welcome to the first Medical Corner! Intro by @benny_jets on instagram and follow the show @destinationdeathpodcast!

Alrighty welcome to my first an I rer.I'm realy excited to do some of these, for you guys not only for you guys, butalso because I really like researching some of these topics. I'm probablygoing to be interviewed on some of these when I interview for my medprograms. So not only am I teaching you guys somenew stuff, but I am also keeping my brain sharp. So today we're going totalk about Pulenariadema. These episodes are meant to be kind of short,ten fifteen minutes, just things that can get your brainthinking. That canget my brain thinking. So Pulmenariadema is it's pretty serious. It is basically acondition that causes excess fluid to accumulate in the lungs. So your lungsare made of hundreds upon thousands of tiny airsax called lvoi. These are connected to very denselypacked capilary beds, which take the...

...oxygen from the lungs and nitrogen andother items that we need out of the air and they bring them back to the heartto be pumped through the rest of the body so that we can survive so in most cases, pulmonary ADEMAS caused byan underlying heart problem. Whether or not you know you have anunderlying heart problem. That kind of needs to be discussed with your doctor. If you have an underlying heart problemthat could potentially cause you to have pulmenary Adema, I would sincerelyhope that you are aware of it and that you are taking the proper precautionsand medications necessary to prevent Pulmnary Dema. So, let's go over some of the symptoms, extreme shortness of breath, a feelingof suffocating or drowning wheezing, cold, skin anxiety, a cough thatproduces frothy, sputum...

...or bloody sputum. You could have bluelips from not getting enough oxygen and rapid, a regular heart beat. Soobviously, these are some things that are kind of noticeable things that I would hope that if youhad any of those, you would seek some medical attention. So, let's briefly talk about how theheart works, I personally really love diseases thatinvolve the heart, just because the heart is one of the most fascinatingorgans to me. If you ask me what my favorite organsin the human body are, I'm always going to say the heart and the kidneys. I have spent a lot of time going over theheart. I have held multiple human hearts. I have done anatomy lessons on multiple humanhearts. I have been inside a real life autopsy with a real life human heart,as you can imagine,...

...so I'm really passionate about theheart. Obviously, most of you know it's kindof it contains four chambers to Atria and two ventricles. The Right Atria receives blood from twolarge veins called the VINACAVA. The blood is then pumped through theright ventrical out to the pulmonary artery. The the blood that comes in through theVINICAVA and the blood that is in your veins is deoxygenated, so thedioxgenated blood pumped, like I said, through the right ventrical to thepulmonary arteries to the lungs, the lungs then oxygenate the blood where it returns the pulmonary veins to the left, atrium,where it is pumped through the left, ventrical and out the aorda to bedelivered to the various tissues of the...

...body. Now what can happen is if you have heart conditions, you can experience something that causes the left Ventricle, whichis the one that pumps the oxygenated blood to the body to become eitherdiseased or tired, where it isn't able to pump out enough blood that it is receiving from the luns. So,basically, what happens is the pressure in the heart increasesdrastically? Because the body is like we're not getting enough oxygen? We'renot getting enough oxygen. We need more oxygen from you. So not only does yourheart rate increase, but the pressure in your heartincreases drastically, so the left, atrium and the left side of the heartbecomes dilated with all this pressure...

...and the veins in the capialaries in thelungs kind of also become dilated in response to this pressure, so thebody's saying I need more oxygen, I need more oxygen, so what it does is it kind of dilates the capialaries in yourlungs, which causes excess fluid from the body to be pushed through thosecapilaries and into your lungs. So this fills in your air sax your Alvli and causes you to notreceive enough oxygen. So it's basically like a it's a cycle that is really not goodfor you. So as as the pressure in the body in theheart and the lungs increases, you get more and more liquid, just hanging outin your lungs. So let me tell you about some disease that can lead to thiscorinary artery disease.

This is probably one of the number ones.Actually, the person that I was involved in theautopsy of did have evidence of coronary artery disease. This is when the arteries that supplyblood to the heart can become narrow due to atherosclrosist depositive plaxs. This can be managed by reducing yourcholesterol. Cardiomiophathy is also another one.This is when the heart muscle itself is damaged, heart valve problems and highblood pressure. So a lot of these are issues that arise due to certainlifestyle choices,so I will just leave that there and Poariadema can cause somecomplications. It can cause you to have...

Adema in other parts of the bodies, andAdema is just a general term for build up a fluid in the body, so yourlower extremities and abdomen can swell up with fluid. You can also have what'scalled a plural effusion, where the fluid from inside the lungs can also basically congest in the outside of thelungs in in between the lung and the membrane that separates the lungs fromthe rest of the body. So that's a plural, aflute effusion,and then you can also have congestion and swelling of the liver. So if left Unchecke Pulmonariadma isdeadly, it does cause some pretty awful things to go down in your body.So my advice control. Your blood pressure,...

...you got Ta Watch, your cholesterolintake, maybe eat a Vegan or vegetarian diet once a week. If you need some helpwith that, don't smoke eat a lot of fresh vegetables. Like Isaid you got to limit your salt and take you got to limit your cholesterol exercise, maintain a healthy weight andmaintain your stress, so that is Pulmenariadema, and that is all I've got for thisepisode, Med Corner. I hope that you enjoyed and t next time we're going togo over. The Kito Diet have a good one.

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