Suggest treatment for bilateral basal congestion

Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: My father has been diagnosed with bilateral basal congestion in the xray report for chest pa.

he is 70 years old and is a diabetic as well as hypertensive patient. His blood sugar levels and blood pressure both are well under control.

can you tell me what does the above diagnosis of the xray report for chest pa mean ?

thanks XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
May indicate fluid accumulation in lung interstitium/alveoli or infection.

Detailed Answer:

Bilateral basal congestion in lungs may indicate fluid accumulation in lung interstitium/alveoli.Chest congestion is also a common symptom of respiratory tract infections but bilateral involvement is less commonly seen .
This need clinical correlation.
It is important to see for symptoms like leg edema,breathlessness,cough etc.
Your father may need fluid clearing drugs after clinical evaluation.
He may also need antibiotics and expectorant.
It is generally not a serious finding and this is a manageable condition.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
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