Edema is the pooling of blood in interstitial fluids forcing fluids towards the exterior of the body. From the outside, you cannot tell the difference between swelling and edema—and one is often confused for the other. Edema tends to be more chronic than swelling. Edema tends to produce more pressure than swelling which can also be felt more like a deep ache.
Edema is the result of hot hormone array histio building up in capillaries. This generates heat which causes the single cell lining of the capillary to develop fissures through which the blood diverts. This diversion allows pooling where the blood is not meant to be. In order to treat edema, you must clear the excess heat in the blood vessels, remove the hot hormone array histio, clear the edema and heal the fissures. Heat in the capillaries can alternatively develop from nitric oxide histio causing extreme dilation. Edema is a sign of fungal infection. If you find hot hormones then it is likely Aspirgillis infecting the local area. If you find nitric oxide histio then it is likely tinea infecting. Please see the Edema Protocol for more specifics on clearing edema.
I have not treated pulmonary edema in my clinic since my earliest days as a practitioner, so I cannot verify if fungus lies at the root of this condition. Kidney, lung, and liver diseases can also produce edema. Treating the diseased organ is necessary to heal the edema in this case. Certain medications will also increase edema by overheating the capillaries. If the patient is on a medication that overheats the capillaries then it is not likely you will have much success counteracting the medication—and it may be that the act of countering its impact on the capillaries might work against the medication. So treating the edema in that case may not be helpful to the patient.
Other points of perspective on this issue:
Edema relates to fissures in capillaries caused by excess heat. Capillaries relate to unconditional love. Excess heat relates to conflict or to over-stimulation. Identifying where in the patient’s life there is conflict or over-stimulation and finding strategies to reduce this can be helpful.