Interstitial edema is immediately followed by the next stage of florid pulmonary edema. When there is an imbalance in the oncotic and hydrostatic pressure in the lungs excess fluid is accumulated in the interstitial spaces of the lungs. In florid pulmonary edema the excess fluid is filled in the space between the capillary and lung instertium.
Florid pulmonary edema develops as a result of changes in the capillary permeability and edema fluids fill the interstitial spaces of the lungs. In this condition once the permeability level of the lymphatic in the pulmonary tissue have reached the pinnacle, the fluid will flow into the interstitial spaces and the alveolar sacs.
Some of the complications associated with florid pulmonary edema include broncho constriction and there is an increased level of vascular resistance inside the lungs that may lead to imbalance in ventilation and perfusion processes. The clinician may conduct investigative tests like a chest radio graph in order to ascertain the presence of florid pulmonary edema.
An early detection of the disease is very important as it will reduce the risk of complications associated with florid type of pulmonary edema. Early identification of pulmonary edema will help the clinician in deciding the best mode of therapy for reducing the edema and the treating the various underlying causes associated with this condition.