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con·ges·tion(kon-jes'chŭn), This word does not refer to the presence of excessive mucous secretions in respiratory passages. Nasal and tracheobronchial congestion is due to vascular engorgement, usually induced by inflammation.
See also: hyperemia.
splenomegalyEnlarged spleen Enlargement of spleen for any reason, which is usually a manifestation of underlying disease; the only specific finding in splenomegaly is dragging sensation in the upper right quadrant; megalic spleens may reach 4.0+ kg–eg, in agnogenic myeloid metaplasia
See also: hyperemia
congestionAn abnormal collection of fluid, often blood, causing engorgement in an organ or part. Congestion is the result of some other disease process, such as infection or HEART FAILURE, and will usually settle when the cause is removed.
Patient discussion about congestion
Q. What Is the Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure? My mother is 76 years ols and has been suffering from a heart disease for many years. Lately she has developed congestive heart failure. How is this situation treated?
"Congestive heart failure has been strongly correlated with significantly low blood and tissue levels of CoQ10 ....
[In numerous studies] treatment with CoQ10 significantly improved heart muscle function while producing no adverse effects or drug interactions."
Q. congestive heart failure how it works is it to do with fluid built up in your body
As blood flow out of the heart slows, blood returning to the heart through the veins backs up, causing congestion in the tissues. Often swelling (edema) results. Most often there's swelling in the legs and ankles, but it can happen in other parts of the body, too. Sometimes fluid collects in the lungs and interferes with breathing, causing shortness of breath, especially when a person is lying down.
Heart failure also affects the kidneys' ability to dispose of sodium and water. The retained water increases the edema.
Q. describe the symptoms of congestive heart failure