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what are the causes of inspiratory wheezing

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Airway constriction: With any asthma attack, the airway is constricted, which increases the flow velocity and causes the noise, which we call wheezing. Of course the real ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Narrow airway: In asthma, wheezing is usually expiratory, but in any case, the sound of wheeze is basically caused by the movement of air through a narrow airway.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nasal wheeze: Since this symptom occurs after eating and it apparently doesn't matter what you eat, some sort of vasomotor reflex rather than an allergic reaction a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person ove ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: Although the exact cause(s) for asthma is being debated, about 80% of asthma especially among younger people are related to allergy. Current thinking ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Bacteria, viruses: Both virus and bacteria , sometimes fungus can affect medium size wind pipes and cause inflamatory swelling....Narrowing and wheezing.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & he ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Wheezing: Wheezing in younger children are often caused by viral infections. Some individuals experience trouble breathing, with or without wheezing, during exe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Bronchial irritation: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (es ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have you been: Evaluated to determine if you have asthma?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Bacteria or viral: Both acute bronchitis and pneumonia are usually caused by either bacterial or viral infections. Some common bacterial causes include strep pneumoniae, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Infection: Pneumonia is a result of an infection of the lung tissue. This can be cause by bacteria, viruses, or even some fungii. Pneumonia symptoms usually in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Laryngoplegia:: Most common causes of Laryngoplegia: Tumors Inflammation or Infections: Collagen Vascular Disease Lyme Disease Mononucleosis
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Virus/ allergy/ bac: There are many viruses, allergens and bacteria that can cause a cold and a cough. Most people will improve with time and many meds can help with sympt ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Cough fever: Cough, fever, shortness of breath are common symptoms.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Respiratory issues: Tracheomalacia is a weakness of the supportive cartilage of the windpipe (trachea) which can present as difficulty breathing (stridor) usually present ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: Virus infection, exertion, air pollution, allergens, weather change, tobacco smoke, and even stress.
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Many: There are many symptoms to bronchitis, including cough (productive or unproductive), fever, wheezing, shortness of breath, chills, nausea, vomiting, e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bronchitis sxs: Typical symptoms of bronchitis can include: cough that brings up mucus, shortness of breath, wheezing, mild fever, feeling tired, discomfort of the ch ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Bronchitis: As most people would complain is when they cough discolored phlegm (yellow or green) and complain of feverish feeling, heaviness in chest and there ar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Whooping cough: This special respiratory infection is very dangerous to our young children. Knowing about it is very wise. One with whooping cough probably has a h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on age: Whooping cough is caused by pertussis and symptoms follow 3 stages: catarrhal-runny nose, sneezing, low fever; paroxysmal-dry irritative hacking, eye- ... Read More

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