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Can a healthy lifestyle help pulmonary edema?

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A healthy lifestyle can help keep pulmonary edema in check:

  • Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains
  • Limit salt
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Quit smoking, if you do.
  • Lose weight, if you have extra pounds

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Pulmonary Edema."

American Heart Association: "Types of Heart Failure."

Up to Date: "Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema."

Medscape: "Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Pulmonary Edema."

American Heart Association: "Types of Heart Failure."

Up to Date: "Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema."

Medscape: "Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 30, 2020

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