The condition that causes fluid around the lungs, pulmonary edema, often results from heart problems such as cardiomyopathy. Other causes of pulmonary edema include pneumonia, and living and exercising at high elevations... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Fluid around the heart, also known as pericardial effusion, results from inflammation of the pericardium, which is the sac-like double-layered structure that surrounds the heart, according to Mayo Clinic. Inflammation oc... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Fluid on the lungs indicates one of two conditions: pulmonary edema and pleural effusion. Pulmonary edema is a condition that occurs when fluid fills the lungs causing the heart to work harder to pump blood, according to... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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There are many conditions that cause water or fluid in the lungs, according to Mayo Clinic, but most are related to the heart and a condition known as cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Other causes include high altitudes, dru... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Symptoms of heart ischemia, or ischemic cardiomyopathy, include shortness of breath, extreme tiredness or fatigue, fainting, lightheadedness, dizziness, pain and pressure in the chest, weight gain, heart palpitations, ed... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Pulmonary edema is the medical term used to refer to the accumulation of fluid in the lungs, specifically in the alveoli or air sacs, according to Medical News Today. It affects gas exchange and makes breathing difficult... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Having water in the lungs is a condition called pulmonary edema, which causes difficulty in obtaining oxygen, explains Healthline. Pulmonary edema commonly occurs due to congestive heart failure, in which the heart fails... More » Health Conditions & Diseases