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What would you do to decide if you have wheezing?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
When you wheeze: Wheezing is suggestive of narrowing in your airways and you should be able to hear it most of the time. If the problem is frequent, you should ask your doctor to check it out for you.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Whistle: If you hear a whistling sound, you may be wheezing.

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What is wheezing?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Physical sign: A symptom is what a patient describes. A sign is what a doctor finds. Sometimes they can be the same thing. A wheeze is a sign that indicates spasm or tightening of airways. This makes it hard to breathe out. So the patient has to force the air out. The velocity increases and causes a musical tone that can be heard with a stethoscope. It happens with asthma, emphysema, and other copd.
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What is wheeze?

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
WHEEZING/SPASM: Wheezing is spasming of the lung structure, bronchi & alveoli. This may. Be a sign of asthma or bronchitis. You need an exam, labs, cxr and pulmonary function testing.

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